AUTO TECHNICIAN (Former Employee), WEST WOOD – July 22, 2015
I waited 3 months from time of interview for the job, they said they could not find my criminal record check after 3 months with all my personal info and my families personal info from my wife and I. Nobody – more... seems to know what happened to it.???Then they said they could not find my banking info that I sent them....I worked 3 weeks of H__ in there west wood garage as a mechanic, no management support, and the mechanics got to take on the jobs as a service writer, parts person, lot attendant,estimater, deal with customers ect...Not to mention the M5 computer system you have to deal with .way to much for the wages they pay. THEY SAY YOU ARE PAID HOURLY ....BUT IF YOU DONT DO YOUR JOB IN 20 MIN OR LESS THEY F____N LET YOU KNOW.(32 YEARS AS A AUTO TECHNICIAN .....F___N WORST JOB I EVER HAD – less
hard working labour intensive job with various skills required
Tunnel Labourer (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – March 24, 2014
Pros: benefits medical and dental, and vaction pay
Cons: very labour intensive work, low opportunites for advancment in a career
A typical day at work would be digging underground by hand for the cities drainage system, with the use of a jackhammer and shovel. We learn how to deal with different ground conditions as well as how – more... to manage time so we finish proper footage in a day. One of the main reason I am looking to further my career else where is because of management. This department in my opinion is poorly disorganized, does not value young driven employees and shows no interest or gives opportunities to advance a career within the department. My co-workers are usually great to work with, hard workers with drive for towards an honest days work. one of the hardest parts of my job would be operating a jackhammer for upwards to twelve hours a day 5-7 days a week, and the most enjoyable part of my job is working with a great crew and learning new ways to make the job and day go a little easier. – less
Ticket Usher (Former Employee), Comonwelth stadium. – February 3, 2014
Pros: a free hot dog and beverage
Cons: exposed to the elements
Ever football game I would arrive at the stadium, we would have an employee meeting then off to the designated gate. over the course of the game hundreds of people came through each gate. we were responsible – more... to scanning tickets, if there were issues with the tickets we had to direct people to ticket booths. we were also responsible for directing to seats, consignment, transportation and other such places. we also had to make sure that no alcohol left the premises. the hardest part was being exposed to the elements, but the other employees were a joy to works with. – less
Flexible hours with excellent in house training opportunities.
Lifeguard/Pool Service Person/ Aquatic Instructor (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – January 29, 2014
Pros: excellent management and job security, a great feeling of belonging.
Cons: hours can some times be unreliable, some weeks i'll work 50 hours a week and other's 30 hours per week.
I have enjoyed working for the City of Edmonton for nearly 5 years.
Over this time I have moved from a swimming instructor, to a lifeguard and over the past 2 years I have now been working as a pool service – more... person nearly half the time I am at work. I have always been mechanically inclined and my supervisors have seen this and used me to their advantage. I am often in charge of heading back washes as well as completing pump and filtration system maintenance. If my supervisors are not around. I am always the one that my fellow co workers call upon if there is a mechanical or water chemistry related issue.
I enjoy the problem solving aspect of it dealing with our complex filtration systems and find a sense of satisfaction when I can get things running smoothly. – less
The City of Edmonton is a great employer to work for
Conventional Transit Operator (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – January 11, 2014
Pros: friendly environment
I am very happy with how the city treats its workers. Management is great. Great group of co-workers. The hardest part of the job is dealing with difficult customers. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the public.
Leaders in Training (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – December 31, 2013
Pros: i can work there if i wanted to
Cons: boiling hot days in a metal green shack
Trained for two days and volunteered for two weeks. It was very fun but tiring at the same time, starting from early morning hours to evening hours. Met a lot of new people and entertained many young children, volunteering at a playground green shack program is an awesome experience.
Parks Edmonton (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – December 14, 2013
Pros: 4 day shift
Cons: extremely poor management and patronage postings for brown nosers common.
1st of all the pay is not great. So if you need to make a great deal of money, apply elsewhere.
The City is big on covering its butt legally so you'll be taking courses and going to safety meetings etc – more... none of which has made much difference in the 30 years that I have worked there.
Summers are very busy at Parks. Winters get busier with snowfall. It is difficult to get good employees because so many are very young and don't really want to earn their pay.
The City is over managed. There are far more bosses than workers and many of the bosses have zero experience on the ground yet make all the decisions, usually without asking the people who know- the Crew leaders.
If you have a degree, even in Baking, you could be immediately bumped up the ladder. Actual work experience is not necessary.
You will rarely see a boss with a tool in their hands
If a well run organization is important to you-FLEE!
The answer to every problem in the City of Edmonton is more administration! Never more boots on the ground. Chaos rules.
The hardest part of the job is doing it in a fashion that I know is not efficient but orders from above require me to do it that way anyway.
The most enjoyable part of the job is camaraderie among staff and the 4 ten hour/day shifts. 3 day weekends and all stat holidays off. – less
Personal Trainer and Fitness Monitor (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – October 11, 2013
Pros: free membership to city recreation facilities
Cons: sporadic hours, no job security, no benefits, medicore pay
I enjoy being a City Employee. However, the field in which I work has no job security, no benefits, no chance to advance or move up, and the pay is only good if you sacrafice your entire schedule to working – more... insane and sporadic hours. The co workers and employers are amazing people that love what they do. They are driven and passionate about the health industry. However, this career path does not mesh well with my goals in life. – less
Seasonal Labourer (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – September 22, 2013
Pros: free lunches, rides homes, friendly co-workers and supervisors, accepting, and well organized
Cons: seasonal and inconvenient hours for non-vehicle owners
Worked nights and days for a variety of labour intensive tasks. I used a sub pump to pump city drainage and maintained manholes and road condition near manholes. Management was organized and friendly, – more... a typical day was enjoyable. Co-workers were friendly and enjoyable to work with, offered rides home and occasionally bought lunches. Very Generous. The company offered BBQ's to co-workers and provided work and life balance. When the season ended and a full time/permanent position was offered, I didnt have the transportation at the time and had to turn the offer down. – less
Productive: Busy workplace, fun and team orientated
Animal Control Clerk I (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – August 26, 2013
Pros: getting positive feedback
Cons: on your feet for hours
- 8 hour day
- I learned to have good listening skills, be empathetic as well as to have a good relationship with customers. - I was a front store supervisor as well as a postal manager - I had great – more... co-workers, we worked as a team and helped each other and had fun as well. - The hardest part of the job was having to talk with a co-worker about a problem. - The most enjoyable part of the job was talking with internal and external customers and helping them with there needs. – less
Pool Serviceman (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – August 26, 2013
Pros: compressed work day off and many other benifits
Cons: difficult standards to follow and maintain.
Start at 10 P.M. and Work Til 6 A.M. Learned how to clean using various products and tools to maintain the pool facility. Management had good policy to follow in all aspects of job. Although, I worked alone, help was available from team for training and support. Night work was the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable was free swimming and workouts.