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City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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Pros
  • The benefits and EDO are awesome making a great work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Friendly and safe work environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Temporary Full-Time positions does not get benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • No room to grow, poor upper management, politicized application process (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Entry Level Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    Mill Woods had an amazing Aquatics Programmer, the head lifeguard is very welcoming. The work can be time consuming if you're not organized, but great staff to work with, and I really loved my work family.

    Cons

    There is a chance you might have an overbearing Aquatics Programmer, but there are always more than one pool near a community.


  2. "Full of politics and micro management"

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    Former Employee - Fitness Monitor
    Former Employee - Fitness Monitor

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    The city was very flexible with vacation and scheduling around University students schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, treat employees poorly, kept as part time temp to avoid benefits.

  3. "Management is very unorganized, lots of infighting."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    Pay, time off request are easy

    Cons

    Stagnate city worker mind set, insecure micro manager

    Advice to Management

    For an older person that has a few more years until retirement.


  4. "Eco Station Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Good Salary, good location, 4- 10 hour shifts per week, pretty good management, great training

    Cons

    No Benefits, hard work, lot of slacker co-workers


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    "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The City of Edmonton has good benefits, good people to work with, many options for further development within the organization, a clear vision, shared among employees..

    Cons

    The City of Edmonton is a large organization, with a fair amount of politics. Construction areas are mostly run by (white) males, and this has an effect on the people that they hire and keep.

    Advice to Management

    I would develop statistics on employment, specifically within construction areas, and find out the reasons behind composition of the employee population. Work towards correcting imbalances.


  6. "Communications Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and team environment. Council has a clear and positive vision for the city.

    Cons

    Management doesn't stand up for their employees. Work is unfairly distributed. Those with large caseloads do not have a good work life balance (ie. required to work on your own time, answer emails after work).


  7. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and EDO are awesome making a great work life balance. Health coverage is really good and defined benefit pension plan.

    Cons

    Big organisation with lots of fingers in the pie. Therefore it can be difficult to do things at times. If you're a person that likes to get things done you can generally do well here though.

  8. "IT branch struggling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Are some good people left in the organization.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership in executive management


  9. "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation paid plus stay holiday premium pay

    Cons

    Nor much opportunity to move up the career ladder. Exact qualifications required


  10. "Amazing Place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great leaders, fast pace! So much learning, so much to improve and do! Such a positive place to work in.

    Cons

    I wish we got parking at discount and switch from Blue Cross Benefits, otherwise nothing to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great work!


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