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City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    The City is a great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Abundant job opportunities and healthy culture supports collaboration and individual contribution.

    Cons

    Compensation sometimes can become an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are currently doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    Was always treated fairly and professionally. Received an abundance of feedback, especially when I asked for it. The people and staff were well trained in dealing with people...very refreshing. An enjoyable work experience.

    Cons

    Typical government bureauacracy, but this is to be expected...it's the same everywhere. I just went with the flow and everything was fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. The management here is more advanced than any other local government where I have worked. Communication level is good.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Transforming and change presents many opportunities

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

    I have been working at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    One of the best work to pay ratio's on the market. A growing government undergoing a massive transformation at all levels. This presents many growth opportunities for the willing. IT department is extremely progressive in very traditional industry. If you want to improve Edmonton, this is the best place to do it. Compensation is above average and every second Friday/Monday off is a very nice addition.

    Cons

    Typical government red tape. Like most government jobs the high performers do not get top dollar compared to private companies and but work just as long. Budgets are tied to city budgets, therefore planning out professional development can be tricky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being more progressive. The youth of the organization really love this.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    provide business and strategic support and advice to all branches within one department.

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    Current Employee - Business & Strategic Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business & Strategic Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    Lots of room to move around and/or up, security of unionized strucutre, benefits and compensation are slightly above average for most people (although if you're a high performer it won't compare with private industry)

    Cons

    like most governments environments its a bureaucracy, its easy to lose focus on what you're trying to do with your career, the work can sometimes be mundane if your manager is not on top of planning projects, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    project management is key to keep people engaged and challenged.

    Recommends
  6.  

    A nice place to work and pays well !!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    Focus on work life balance
    Decently paid IT team

    Cons

    Unstructured at times
    Gets political at the higher levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work life balance

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Every second Friday is a day off.
    Good hours.

    Cons

    Worked in a temporary position
    Not really any type of culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Just awesome

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative 311 in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative 311 in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership is very close to their teams and working to improve everyone's performance in a very respectful way
    The atmosphere is very good. I moved to another city otherwise I would never have left that job.

    Cons

    shift work is a bit challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could be arrange for steady shifts from week to week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great hours and coworkers, but poor managment

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    Former Employee - Survey Assistant II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Survey Assistant II in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic working hours and great working atmosphere with coworkers

    Cons

    Management issues - non-qualified individuals are in senior positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote qualified individuals, and not high school swim buddies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place to work but can be really stressful when other people aren't doing their work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    The work hours can not be beat! Good benefits and very flexible.

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics, management doesn't get involved to help lower management deal with problem co-workers, the union and management always protects the useless lazy workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved and help lower management deal with problems around the office. A lot of times difficult co-workers won't listen to anybody till it comes from the head honcho.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for students, but poor advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Rec Tec I in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Rec Tec I in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Easy
    - Good pay
    - Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    - Rigid conditions for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - More flexibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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