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Fire Dept employee

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

I have been working at City of Calgary

Pros

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

Cons

poor 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 ManagementAdvice

rethink how fire fighters are promoted

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    greatest job in the world, worst employer respect possible

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    Current Employee - Firefighter in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Firefighter in 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 out with a group of guys its like being on a big hockey team.

    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 solution to poor moral of the work force, they do not and don't want imput from the work force. As well the city does not negotite with us, many people have gone their whole careers working under contract for only a few months at a time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your work force, and outsource your ideas to other city fire departments, follow some of their management structuring, too much wasted money on management pions.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Try another employer....

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in 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. Salary is above average for administrative positions. Well designed health and wellness programs. Many flexible work options, including compressed work week and teleworking.

    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 policy are tolerated. Atmosphere is very casual, with many people wearing khakis, sweatpants, t-shirts, etc. Education is of utmost importance and therefore the organization is very credentialized, unless you have a degree it is hard to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what employees are telling you and what is clearly visible on employee survey responses annually.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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