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City of Calgary Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance emphasized with flex time" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Flexible work hours and interesting work" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Compared to the private industry the city is a great place to work" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to other places" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Would like to go back one day."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, nice people, capable managers. Open door policy and everyone is very easy to speak with. Great internship.

    Cons

    Some office politics are evident.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Calgary Place, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Calgary Place, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, work life, people, environmeny

    Cons

    Hours, worklife, location, slow paced

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Good Pension
    Good Benefits
    Good Time Off

    Cons

    Irregular work schedule. Working on holidays

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people and then get out of the way.


  4. "Pool Attendant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Positive co-workers

    Cons

    Irregular hours. Don't qualify for benefits

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you do


  5. "Research Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Pleasure to work there, interesting, fulfilling work place.

    Cons

    I can't think of relevant cons.


  6. "Climbing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    -free access to gym and classes

    Cons

    -lacks appropriate training ie CGI course


  7. "Special Events Crew"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers
    Decent pay
    Lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Seasonal
    Working outside(Be prepared for the hot summer weather and rain)
    No benefits for our department

  8. "Financial analysts"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Too much hoops to jump through for things to get done
    People get promoted based on seniority not skill


  9. "Management Exempt Changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Strategist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The City can provide some valuable experience, but read below.

    Cons

    Anyone applying for a Management Exempt position at The City needs to be aware that many of these jobs are being downgraded to Union positions, with a steep drop in pay (e.g. $20,000 in the case I know about). The postings for these positions do not reveal that this is the case. If you desperately need a job, by all means take it, but be aware.

    Advice to Management

    This is constructive dismissal. Stop treating your employees like garbage.

    City of Calgary Response

    Sep 11, 2018 – Human Resources

    The City of Calgary is highly unionized. Unionized employees receive competitive salaries and negotiated pay increases. For a position to be exempt (outside of the union), it must meet certain... More


  10. "No opportunity for full time position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great coworkers, easy job.

    Cons

    Manager had no education or experience in the department they were supposed to manage.


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