Refuse Collector and Labourer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 November 2017
Working as a refuse collector for the city of Edmonton was A job different from any other. The amount of energy needed for this job was amazing! I enjoyed the workout every day. Teamwork at this job was crucial or the day turns out hard. The hardest part of this job is working overtime and fewer breaks. After throwing 40,000 lbs garbage gets tiring.
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.
Recreation Tech/ Green Shack Staff (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 June 2017
This is an awesome job. You spend the whole summer outside impacting and learning from the children who visit your green shack. Each child has something special to learn from them. You will be challenged daily to grow and be better. The supervisors are always ready to assist you in your need to make your summer programming successful. There is an awesome training program in place to aid each staff member.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 May 2017
10 to 13 hours a day Tue to Fri. Safety meeting every week. Good for new drivers to learn commercial driver industry. Good pay Good benefit Physical work with drive. If you work with partner, usually switch every hour drive and load. If you do not like to drive all day, this is decent job.
NATURAL HISTORY INTERPRETER (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 May 2017
The people I work with are awesome, however, the hours are extremely inconsistent (3 hours some weeks and 25-40 other weeks), there is no seniority (you get the same treatment and hours as someone who has been there a week or 5 years), no benefits or paid vacation.
Recreation Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 April 2017
It was a truly amazing time working with the city. Incredible people to work with within your division but there is a bit of animosity between sections (i.e. The lifeguards and the Rec Techs didn't get along). Overall a very positive experience.
Great work-life balance with job security and great benefits
Project Engineer, at Transportation Planning (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 April 2017
My position was challenging, I had a great team of interesting and like-minded colleagues. I enjoyed the work-life balance, the benefit plan and the pension plan contributions. The hardest part of the job was trying to take direction from multiple stakeholders, City Council, internal management as well as citizen concerns, developers etc. It was hard to balance many different opinions.
Lifeguard (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 27 March 2017
If your supervisor likes you personally, your career advancement options are endless. If not, you will be transferred endlessly around your departments and prevented from advancing, regardless of relevant skills and experiences.
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 March 2017
I've been all over in various city departments. Has the potential to be a great work place however politics come into play when looking to advance. It's all about who you know so network network network. Some coworkers from some departments were great. Felt like people only saw negative and really missed out on the positive and lots of really great valuable employee's are leaving due to management in various area's again because all the who you know stuff that comes to play
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 March 2017
the people that work there are amazing. the job can be stressful but its amazing a great place to work. the only hard part is no matter how long you have been their there is no set work times. it changes day to day even. not for everyone but i loved it.
Senior Business Analyst - IT (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 March 2017
CoE IT process are solid, everyone treats you as if you are a part of the big family. Everyone is willing to help and provide the information that you need. Although there are politics this is not a prevalent as other government agencies.