City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Full of politics and micro management

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    • 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. OK organization, good working life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, no overtime, no travel
    work life balance

    Cons

    No career advance, constantly reorg., management team spend most time for their boss instead of people who reports to them

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the front line workers; keep strategy simple; invest more time on advancing employee's career

  3. Front desk for Community Services (Recreation Facility Attendant 1) was a pretty good gig.

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    Former Employee - Recreation Facility Attendant I
    Former Employee - Recreation Facility Attendant I

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    My direct supervisor was fabulous and fair; Most co-workers are friendly and fun; The pay was decent for the position; They trained us well and provided on-going training.

    Cons

    Scheduling shifts seemed difficult; Upper management lacked in backing up onsite supervisors; An overload of information for what ought to be a simple position; Out-of-date database system and the computer network need a serious upgrade.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management ought to back up their front line staff and onsite supervisors (Recreation Facility Attendants 2) more consistently; SERIOUSLY consider streamlining the CLASS database to make it more user-friendly; Make the schedules regular so employees can arrange their lives accordingly.

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  5. Clerk III

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Edmonton

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, leadership initiatives are encouraging, great employee morale

    Cons

    Temp employee policy not conducive to career building.

  6. Great work environment and culture.

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

    I worked at City of Edmonton

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

    Pros

    Flexable workplace with oppertunity for advancement

    Cons

    Hiring process is difficult

  7. A nice place to work and pays well !!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Edmonton

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

    Pros

    Focus on work life balance
    Decently paid IT team

    Cons

    Unstructured at times
    Gets political at the higher levels

  8. Lazy co-workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant

    I worked at City of Edmonton

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

    Pros

    Benefits, EDO program and less hours worked.

    Cons

    Lazy coworkers that always complain they are too stress and busy but there is 2-3 people doing the same job..

    Advice to Management

    A good test score doesn't mean the candidate will be a good worker.

  9. Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk III in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Clerk III in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time (more than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes things change in minutes like when doing a project. One person says do things this way and 1 minute later they want the project done a whole new way all of this from supervisors.

  10. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Assessor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assessor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    values, work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    some lack of clear direction, some unrealistic expectations from senior employees.

    Advice to Management

    they are often unaware of the actual duties and workload expected on staff required to meet the goals they set.

  11. Great work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Accountant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Accountant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Edmonton as a contractor (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Every second Friday is a day off.
    Good hours.

    Cons

    Worked in a temporary position
    Not really any type of culture

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