City of Edmonton
3.7 of 5 18 reviews
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City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated Feb 21, 2014

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City of Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel

Stephen Mandel

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The City is a great place to work.

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

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

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

ConsCompensation sometimes can become an issue.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are currently doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work experience

Senior GIS Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at City of Edmonton

ProsWas 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Transforming and change presents many opportunities

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at City of Edmonton

ProsOne 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.

ConsTypical 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 Senior ManagementKeep being more progressive. The youth of the organization really love this.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

I have been working at City of Edmonton

ProsLots 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)

Conslike 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 Senior Managementproject management is key to keep people engaged and challenged.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

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

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great for students, but poor advancement opportunities

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

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

Pros- Easy
- Good pay
- Relaxed Environment

Cons- Rigid conditions for advancement.

Advice to Senior Management- More flexibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pleasant overall. The usual in office politics, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

ProsGreat benefits and scheduling flexibility for work-life balance.

ConsDealing with upper management who don't understand your job or requirements can be frustrating.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the tasks required to perform a job before assigning tasks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent benefits, some bitter people still on board

Systems Analyst I (Former Employee)
Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I worked at City of Edmonton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsUnparalleled work life balance, and if you are motivated you will rise fast

ConsSince it's Union, there are a LOT of useless people still on board and that can be demotivating to work with

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good work/life balance, opportunity to grow within company

Planner (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

Prosflexible time, above average compensation, reasonable hours, lots of internal opportunity to move around or up

Consbureaucratic environment, fluctuating budget availability,

Advice to Senior Managementback up talk of "retaining talent" with more leadership development

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging and lots of opportunities to make an impact

Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

Pros-Very flexible work schedule with every third Friday off
-Able to bring in lots of new technology
-Excellent support from management (at the branch level)

Cons-Capital budgets are becoming more restrictive and the ability to introduce new technology quickly is less likely
-No real consistent career path unless you want to move into management and away from a technical role
-No way to plan as one cycle your may have a tsunamai of funds and the next nothing

Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to the every second Friday off for management staff and create an engineering ladder that more accurately lines up with APEGA.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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