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Found 196 reviews

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City of Calgary CEO Naheed Nenshi
Naheed Nenshi
113 Ratings
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  • "Business units still operate in silos, which is often quite wasteful and inefficient(in 8 reviews)

  • "Some unionized co-workers are lazy and causing overall work morale to decline(in 8 reviews)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary

    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.

    City of Calgary2016-10-11
  2. "Intern"

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

    I worked at City of Calgary

    Pros

    Culture, work life, people, environmeny

    Cons

    Hours, worklife, location, slow paced

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance

    City of Calgary2015-07-17
  3. "City of Calgary employee 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is phenomenal! Work that truly makes a difference for citizens.

    Cons

    Hard to get ahead if you're an admin; easy to get and remain pigeon holed. Also citizens are hyper critical.

    City of Calgary2019-04-23
  4. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Decent pay. Good benefits, even for part-time.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment/technology. Many managers/supervisors are incompetent/lazy. Very little growth.

    Advice to Management

    Update your equipment/technology, and focus on training your management teams.

    City of Calgary2019-04-18
  5. "Senior Process Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Light workload and low stress

    Cons

    Some coworkers are not invested in their jobs, just collect a paycheque

    City of Calgary2019-04-05
  6. "Sr Process Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work life balance and relax

    Cons

    Boring, slow, boring, slow, boring

    Advice to Management

    None

    City of Calgary2019-04-08
  7. "Good Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay Flexible shift coverage Positive work environment

    Cons

    Facility sometimes dirty Difficult to move up

    City of Calgary2019-03-23
  8. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Good place to network.

    Cons

    Difficult to get in.

    City of Calgary2019-03-21
  9. "MSA"

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    Current Employee - MSA in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Life balance. Management level skill is poor.

    Cons

    No comment. Don't want to say.

    City of Calgary2019-03-28
  10. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Pay is okay and pension is good

    Cons

    Poor management team. No growth or development

    City of Calgary2019-03-22
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