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City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
22 Reviews
3.4
22 Reviews
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    Full of politics and micro management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitness Monitor
    Former Employee - Fitness Monitor

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    The city was very flexible with vacation and scheduling around University students schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, treat employees poorly, kept as part time temp to avoid benefits.

  2.  

    No work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 311 Agent  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - 311 Agent in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Good Pay
    -Near Transportation Hubs
    -Near Civic services
    -Near Festival and Event hubs

    Cons

    - Employer does not adhere to schedule preferences
    -Seniority is Irrelevant
    - Crystal-ball schedule 'forecasting' results in understaffed busy days and overstaffed easy days
    -Vacation Approvals occur days before the requested time. Going on any meaningful vacation is next to impossible.
    -Management does not understand the job they are managing for.
    -Management complicates what should be a very easy job with extra nonsense such as specific catch phrases and advertisements of other services often reserved for the private sector.
    - Stress caused by poor scheduling, restrictive vacation timeliness and disconnected management cause a gradual increase in absenteeism. In turn causing more stress for employees who maintain a consistent presence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule forecasting is the same as fortune telling. Have a morning, day, evening, and night shift.
    adhere to schedule preferences. It's easy to preach 'city values' when you go home at 5pm and get consistent vacation for running excel spreadsheets. You have human beings working for you. Treat them like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Cronyism and Nepotism at the highest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Xxxxxxxxxxx  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Xxxxxxxxxxx in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Seems to have a safe atmosphere at least now things can change with screws getting tightened

    Cons

    Below average pay than industry standards. A good chunk goes for pension LAPP which is already running deficit of more than 4 billion dollars. There is no clear balance sheet about the health of the pension scheme which is the main motivational factor for many people joining the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership takes care of their own kind. Promotes people of their own choice nepotism and cronyism at the highest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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