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Great if you can handle the mismanagement

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

I have been working at City of Calgary

Pros

Compressed work week, flex days, ability to bank stat holidays that fall on the weekend, good place to get experience

Cons

Very bureaucratic. The business units operate as their own areas with no regard to the CIty as a whole. Lots of older senior management that are coasting through to retirement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The City needs to operate as a complete organization. Business units constantly squabbling over who will pay for what out of departmental budgets is helping no one. Recruiting fresh talent for managerial roles is required.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Calgary

    Pros

    Diversity of job, training and possibility to move into other areas within the organization.

    Cons

    poor management direction and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    step out and lead

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Review for IT at City of Calgary.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead

    I have been working at City of Calgary

    Pros

    Emphasis on work and life balance.
    Generally a respectful work environment.
    Lots of different projects and lines of business
    Stable work environment

    Cons

    Bureaucracy gets really complicated.
    Traditional Hierarchical organization. IT is very top heavy.
    There is absolutely no technical career track. If you want to get promoted you need to give up being technical.
    Stable work environment but you have to carry the slackers' workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay attention to folks doing the work
    Get out of the ivory tower and try to understand the projects and challenges before subjecting the folks to major decisions.

    No opinion of CEO
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