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22 year decline in morale

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The City of Abbotsford was a bright, progressive, decent place to work... but over the years nepotism, draconian practices, and punitive measures crept in. More and more staff disappeared for the slightest of reasons, and were replaced by favor to friends and relatives of Council and senior staff. HR went through several iterations, further destabilizing the atmosphere.

Pros

Flex time, fitness passes in exchange for OT, as an option. Lunch and learns.

Cons

Sponsored education must be linked to job you have, instead of your future goals as it used to be, exempt staff work excessive hours and are pressured against their conscience to demean subordinates.
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Awful place to work

Horrible managers, horrible environment, not paid enough. Treated like garbage. So glad I left and found the same job but in a different municipality and am getting treated so much better!
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Friendly coworkers.

The staff genuinely care for each other. Friendly environment and flexible hours for employees in school. Be careful not to get caught up in workplace politics.
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Not a very great employer

Not a well ran organization. So many levels of management that do not communicate well with the workers on he front line. Lacking the meaning of a TEAM.
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Good work for students

I worked for the pool, it's a great job if you're in school or if you want some extra hours and have another job. It isn't that great if you do it full time as advancement and management isn't as optimized as other city pools (from what I know at-least). Overall, the pay is good and it's pretty chill as long as you show up and are decent.

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Relaxed culture

Cons

Management/supervision not optimized
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Heavy at the top.

If you are not liked by mgmt you will not excel or get any future training even if you are good at your job. it seems that people get hired because they may know someone. Managers have been known to scout out their own employees that they want. Not an equitable employer. Saw a post where a pro was Birthday lunches? Not sure who you worked for but thats news to me. 35 hour work weeks in Administration and 40 hrs at the works yard.

Pros

None

Cons

Major politics, inexperienced managers, terrible benefits and union is almost extinct.
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enjoyed working here

The management was great. Was hired as a maintenance worker for repairs around the park site. Working with the community and giving back to the community. Great place to work.
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Didnt like it there

At frist they make it seem like you will get a lot of hours. But once you are hired you don't get any unless youre high up in seniority which is impossible to achieve. People will turn on you if they don't like you and find the smallest reason to fire you.
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Good Working Environment

• Providing solutions/support to all SAP HR related issues for City employees, Police, Fire, Airport and Tourism • Responsible for applying SAP Notes and year end HR Support Packs • Ensure that the tickets raised in the ticketing tool are resolved within the stipulated time • Prepared functional specifications for WRICEF elements • Configured new requirements received on aspects related to PA, OM, Time Management, Benefits and Payroll after Union settlement • Worked extensively on SAP HR Time and Payroll Schemas • Scripted several PCR’s for Time and Payroll after union ratified their Wage Agreement • Involved in Unit testing, integration testing • Responsible for conducting meetings with the business in collecting new requirements. • Participated in work estimation and enabling the external technical consultants (Abapers) to complete the work within the stipulated time. • Prepared project plan and provided periodical status report • Coordinating with various stake holders (both internally and externally) • Training the power Users & end users
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Fun Workplace

In a typical day, its a fast paced work environment, with lots of different things going on. Through working at the City of Abbotsford, I learn how to be a leader, to take responsibility for others, and how to manage an aquatic operation. Management has always supported me and they were there to answer my questions and concerns. My co-workers have worked hard and they respected my experience and my knowledge of aquatics, lifeguard and instructing. The hardest part of my job would be the legal responsibility, especially when I am in a leadership role. The most enjoyable part of my job would be the people that work with me and some of the clientele. fast pace work environment

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co-workers

Cons

fast pace work environment
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Good Place to Cut your Teeth

The culture is different with confusion pushed from the top down. Good bunch of working managers and employees who always seem to get the job done.
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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