City of Calgary Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. City of Calgary laborer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Laborer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Laborer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great job for student during the summer. work four days a week. work with a crew. usually position you close to your house. has a union.

    Cons

    seems quite un organized, gps tracking in truck but no gps navigation. very easy to get writen up ex. swearing. bad communication.

    Advice to Management

    foreman at work-site all the time doesn't seem necessary


  2. It was a great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Attendant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Attendant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the best things for working for the city would be the learning experience you will receive, also, the city is a reliable work place and a good place to work

    Cons

    the city has great benefits, and when you start working within the company you have a chance to be promoted no one will stop you from moving up the corporate latter.

    Advice to Management

    My advise to management is to just talk to the employees and make them feel like part of the family at the City


  3. Helpful (1)

    Employing their buddies and cronies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Calgary (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Public service ... doing a job that benefits all citizens

    Cons

    Certain senior individuals forget that they are public servants ... paid by the taxpayer. They feel they can do whatever they like, ruin people's careers and never be held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give jobs to your buddies and cronies. Labour Relations in cahoots with the management ... never asks the employee for their side of things. Good people dismissed because of petty politics. I have written to the Mayor about this ... no response or action. The senior guys feel they are immune and can do as they please. Very bad deal for the taxpayers.


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  5. Horrible, Disrespectful, boring, work enviornment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Finance in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Calgary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work in down town, good benefits.

    Cons

    Most of the finance department, there are very few people speak or talk in English. Even in the finance meetings English is the last language to speak. Very disrespectful and boring environment. Promotion is merely based on who you know or which group you belong to. Some people are very competent and working really hard but I see some employee sleeping regularly on their jobs. I will not recommend anybody to go in the finance department if you like challenging work environment or like to grow professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote people on merit, based on qualifications, experience and knowledge.


  6. Unfortunately, I picked the wrong job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Shuttle Operator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Community Shuttle Operator in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Calgary part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, I like the work.

    Cons

    Forced to work weekends for at least two years. We do the same job as our full time counterparts but get paid much lower. In fact, we get paid much lower for driving a bus than the people cleaning the buses and the LRT stations get. I don't understand this since we are responsible for people's safety.

    Advice to Management

    Review the pay that community shuttle operators get. The pay system is barbaric compared to every other job at The City of Calgary. It is unfair and nobody in management seems to notice or care.


  7. Work Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Life and Work Balance

    Cons

    Low Salary, union fee, so much LTD


  8. Great for work life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Service Representative in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Service Representative in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, perks, food, location, training

    Cons

    no chance for a promotion, not challanging

    Advice to Management

    More growth and promote people based on performance


  9. Satisfied

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career opportunities, org culture, work life balance, training

    Cons

    Unionized, salaries lower than market, political environment


  10. Helpful (1)

    Excellent job!

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

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting people all the time!

    Cons

    Can be dangerous at times!

    Advice to Management

    Management does an excellent job!


  11. Absolutely Horrible!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Calgary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I thought about this for quite a while and there are really no pro-reasons for this being a good place of employment.

    Cons

    My experience here was quite horrible in general. I had a very tough time considering that the leadership in Calgary is just not good and I noticed a distinct lack of ability to manage. In addition, I witnessed several instances of severe bullying which I find blatantly unacceptable. Finally, the pay was exceptionally low; definitely not recommended!



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