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Administrative (Current Employee)
Calgary, AB (Canada)

ProsWay to break in to the labor market after extended mat leave.

Conspoor training given to deputies on how to be a manager. Promoted from firefighter to deputy without have sufficient skills, training and experience. Very odd promotion process.

Deputies have no experience in dealing with staff other than firefighters; no business experience; and don't realize that not everyone is secretarial. Deputies are unable to adapt their supervisory skills and are drowning in trying to learn their new job.

Results: deputies frequent outbursts of anger directed towards employees as they struggle to cope. This directly contributes to staff quitting or accepting new positions. Others are expected to pick up the slack with little or no compensation.

Advice to Senior Managementrethink how fire fighters are promoted

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    greatest job in the world, worst employer respect possible

    Firefighter (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Calgary


    Pros: Being a firefighter is the best job in the world helping people while haging… Cons: We have a very poor management team that believes that the more people in management the better it will get, this is their only… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your work force, and outsource your ideas to other city fire departments,… More
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    Try another employer....

    Human Resources (Current Employee)
    Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at City of Calgary


    Pros: Great employer for someone who is not looking to work very hard, move internally to other positions and don't care how they are treated.… Cons: There is absolutely no focus on career development or progression within most business units, except for probably for one. Violations of the respectful workplace… Advice to Senior Management: Pay attention to what employees are telling you and what… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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