City of Calgary
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Good Manager=Great salary/Benefits/WorkEnviron

I worked my way up from casual-on call to a salaried FT position in the Arts & Culture/ Festival and Events office. I last worked there from the 1990's until 2022. This particular office was highly unusual within the City as the demands of serving and producing large scale events runs counter to most union civic employee based job descriptions. The work can be fast paced with immovable deadlines and high visibility, high pressure work situations. The event happens when it happens sometimes in front of the televised world. That being said the team there is very dedicated to producing the best quality for an often very small budget. The team are very resource aware and work together well. Over the time I was there the main issues arose from specific management changes. Some were terrible and self serving but most were fantastic and really worked at supporting a great team work environment focused on high productivity with excellent work life balance. In my experience, within the city, it was one of the best overall departments to work in.
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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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