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City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The benefits and EDO are awesome making a great work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Friendly and safe work environment (in 8 reviews)

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

  • Technologically Backward, Bureaucratic, poor management, procrastinators, relaxed attitude (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. "provide business and strategic support and advice to all branches within one department."

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    Current Employee - Business & Strategic Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business & Strategic Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of room to move around and/or up, security of unionized strucutre, benefits and compensation are slightly above average for most people (although if you're a high performer it won't compare with private industry)

    Cons

    like most governments environments its a bureaucracy, its easy to lose focus on what you're trying to do with your career, the work can sometimes be mundane if your manager is not on top of planning projects, etc.

    Advice to Management

    project management is key to keep people engaged and challenged.

  3. "Transforming and change presents many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    One of the best work to pay ratio's on the market. A growing government undergoing a massive transformation at all levels. This presents many growth opportunities for the willing. IT department is extremely progressive in very traditional industry. If you want to improve Edmonton, this is the best place to do it. Compensation is above average and every second Friday/Monday off is a very nice addition.

    Cons

    Typical government red tape. Like most government jobs the high performers do not get top dollar compared to private companies and but work just as long. Budgets are tied to city budgets, therefore planning out professional development can be tricky.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being more progressive. The youth of the organization really love this.


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    "Great work experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior GIS Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior GIS Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Was always treated fairly and professionally. Received an abundance of feedback, especially when I asked for it. The people and staff were well trained in dealing with people...very refreshing. An enjoyable work experience.

    Cons

    Typical government bureauacracy, but this is to be expected...it's the same everywhere. I just went with the flow and everything was fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The management here is more advanced than any other local government where I have worked. Communication level is good.


  5. "The City is a great place to work."

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

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Abundant job opportunities and healthy culture supports collaboration and individual contribution.

    Cons

    Compensation sometimes can become an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are currently doing.


  6. "Great work environment and culture."

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

    Pros

    Flexable workplace with oppertunity for advancement

    Cons

    Hiring process is difficult


  7. "Clerk III"

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, leadership initiatives are encouraging, great employee morale

    Cons

    Temp employee policy not conducive to career building.

  8. "Good place"

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

    Pros

    Very good, nice place to Work, low to Moderate stress, good work Life balance, Edo program, security, descent pay

    Cons

    No financial incentives or bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "?"

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    Former Employee - Clerk III in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Clerk III in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience while working for the City. The City is a fare opportunity employer and you are paid well for any job you undertook. There was always room to learn new skills and plenty of room for advancement. The City also has a great benefit package.

    Cons

    With some departments shift work can get a little tiring, but you are well paid for your efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you're management; don't forget to remain humble and show respect for those who are beneath you.


  10. "YEG all the way"

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

    I have been working at City of Edmonton (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The City offers opportunity for advancement and long term secure jobs. They have many programs in place if a person was need assistance in any facet of their life. They stand behind their employees with full support.

    Cons

    All too often education is chosen over experience.

    Advice to Management

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!


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