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"Great if you can handle the mismanagement"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Approves of CEO

Pros

Compressed work week, flex days, ability to bank stat holidays that fall on the weekend, good place to get experience

Cons

Very bureaucratic. The business units operate as their own areas with no regard to the CIty as a whole. Lots of older senior management that are coasting through to retirement.

Advice to Management

The City needs to operate as a complete organization. Business units constantly squabbling over who will pay for what out of departmental budgets is helping no one. Recruiting fresh talent for managerial roles is required.

Other Employee Reviews for City of Calgary

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity of job, training and possibility to move into other areas within the organization.

    Cons

    poor management direction and leadership

    Advice to Management

    step out and lead


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Review for IT at City of Calgary."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Lead
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Emphasis on work and life balance.
    Generally a respectful work environment.
    Lots of different projects and lines of business
    Stable work environment

    Cons

    Bureaucracy gets really complicated.
    Traditional Hierarchical organization. IT is very top heavy.
    There is absolutely no technical career track. If you want to get promoted you need to give up being technical.
    Stable work environment but you have to carry the slackers' workload.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to folks doing the work
    Get out of the ivory tower and try to understand the projects and challenges before subjecting the folks to major decisions.

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