City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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  1. provide business and strategic support and advice to all branches within one department.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business & Strategic Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business & Strategic Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    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 Management

    project management is key to keep people engaged and challenged.


  2. Transforming and change presents many opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


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  5. The City is a great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are currently doing.


  6. Great work environment and culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexable workplace with oppertunity for advancement

    Cons

    Hiring process is difficult


  7. Clerk III

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teamwork, leadership initiatives are encouraging, great employee morale

    Cons

    Temp employee policy not conducive to career building.


  8. Good place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good, nice place to Work, low to Moderate stress, good work Life balance, Edo program, security, descent pay

    Cons

    No financial incentives or bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. overall is good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    many old managers and good chance of promotion. environment is very relaxed for workers

    Cons

    politics severely handcuff the departments and each department is short staffed

    Advice to Management

    lobby city council to reduce the red tape


  10. Gives great perspective on municipal needs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist
    Current Employee - Engineering Technologist
    Recommends

    Pros

    Quality of life, lots of days off, limited overtime requirements.

    Cons

    No (or very limited - 0.5%) bonuses and reward.

    Advice to Management

    Managers really need to focus on collaboration across all departments.


  11. Good pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Swimming Instructor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Swimming Instructor in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Edmonton part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    money was good challenging job Learn a lot

    Cons

    hard to get hours Lacking upper management support

    Advice to Management

    improve efficiency



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