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City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated April 27, 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. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  6. "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!


  7. "Great coworkers. Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours and a lot of over time. Fast paced environment. A decent variety of work tasks. Nice work facilities.

    Cons

    Work can be repetative. Minimal full time/ permanent positions. Some unfair treatment of employees. Employees not given much freedom or trust.

    Advice to Management

    Have more trust in your employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "IT Team Lead"

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

    Pros

    Contribution to the Public Safety of the city. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Not everyone works at the same level. Difficult to get rid of people who don't contribute at the same level or who are not team players.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on leadership and less on management.


  9. "I make a positive difference everyday"

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

    Pros

    180 Plus business units. Get to be part of building a great city.

    Cons

    It's a bureacracy. Very political environment.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure policies such as diversity, code of conduct are implemented.


  10. "Good Public Service Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience for engineering students looking to learn about the industry. Work with good people. Laboratory is top notch.

    Cons

    Not many, probably just how bureaucratic it can be.


  11. "The best job I've had in years!"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Facility Attendant I in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recreation Facility Attendant I in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a unionized organization if you are interested in more security and equality. The people are all so friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Since it is a unionized organization, there is a cap to the amount of salary you can make regardless of how long you've worked for the company. But that is something out of their control since it's unionized.

    Advice to Management

    All of the managers that I had to work with so far have been amazing to keep it up. Only main advice I can give is to not fix something, if it's not broken. I get making a few changes here and there is necessary, but on a monthly (sometimes weekly) basis is a bit much.


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