LRT Safety Student (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 September 2017
The City of Edmonton provides amazing benefits and salary but doesn't have much work for its student employees. It can be difficult to find enough work to get through the day at times depending on who your supervisor is
Vegitation Management (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 September 2017
A very laid back and easy job to do. I personally did not enjoy working there at all. The work in itself was not bad, the people i worked with were not good at all. There is so much drama and behind the back secrets, it felt like i was in high school again. I think they need to fix how they do their hiring and fix upper managements decisions. a lot of times we were wondering why we were doing something when there is either more important things to do or a better way of doing it.
ex. we were picking/cutting and spraying herbicide on already dead weeds that have already seeded out for the next season.-- to do so is absolutely pointless, we should be preparing residual herbicide to kill weeds before they germinate next year!
MUNICIPAL WASTE INSPECTOR (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 September 2017
if you work hard and honest, people will notice. although the union spoils the atmosphere with feeding the workers egos it is a fun place to work and if you are related to someone in the city of Edmonton you have a way better chance of working there.
you can sit around for 45 minutes and get paid for it at the end of your shift
Labourer (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 September 2017
The work load for the city of Edmonton, is a hard a tough day on the mind and body. What I have learnt from working from the city is, how I can better cooperate with everyone in the work environment, and how I can become a better leader in a work place environment. The most enjoyable part of the job is being about to enjoy the wonderfuk weather or being able to work with a group with people. The hardest part of the job is going to be the long laboring work you have to do.
Data Entry Clerk (Financial & Corporate Services) (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 July 2017
I worked for the City of Edmonton in 2016 and I can say it was the best experience ever. Not only is everyone so easy going but the training and education they provide and ongoing learned made it even better. Getting every second friday off or every second monday made my family balance manageable. Everyone was easily approachable and there is so much room for advancement. If you are able to get on with the city stay with them.
Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 July 2017
Hauling waste from the transfer facility to a land fill was fine. Its a fairly dirty, smelly job which is what should be expected. Interesting to a point but not much for excitement. Management was led by an awful person that probably had to pay people to be his friend. Zero people skills.
Parks Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 June 2017
City of Edmonton is a good place to work with job security and work life balance good equipment , health and safety is #1 in regards to worker safety, with continued training and education to further educate the workers
Labourer/Maintenance (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 June 2017
The facility i am in is in serious need of better quality leadership roles. There is no accountability for staff, where people can literaly come into the zoo do nothing for 8 hours and this is acceptable to management. The rules of the collective bargaining agreement are only followed when it suits the management team. Ive grown to the point where I realize I am powerless to change the problem and the only thing I can do is change my involvement in the problem. I do enjoy the atmosphere and my co workers are great I just want a change of scenery.
Heavy Duty Mechanic (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 June 2017
During the summer job at the City of Edmonton, I was working directly under the professional mechanics. My supervisor taught me a lot about the equipment such as how to make repairs on the hydraulic systems and diesel engines. In the meantime, I was working with my supervisors and colleges closely to learn quickly and welcome the chance to work under other experienced mechanics that I know can help teach me the things that cannot be learned in a classroom. I have some understanding of what this entails and eager to learn more.