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Review for IT at City of Calgary.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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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    Seasonal Parks Worker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parks Worker
    Former Employee - Parks Worker

    I worked at City of Calgary

    Pros

    It was a great position for a student. I went to school in the winer time and made 17 dollars an hour in the summer. 4 days work weeks!

    Cons

    My biggest complain was that there was no lunch break. There was two 20 minutes for a 9 work work week and that's it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest to the City of Calgary to keep a closer watch over employees. Government work was so inefficient!

    Approves of CEO
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    Fire Dept employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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