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Good place.Lot to learn.DiversifiedInclusionSlow & steadyGovernment regulations and policies.Structured.Remote some times.Travel within the city.
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Range of opportunities

So many options once you are employed Great benefits All supplies and uniforms providedInterview is by at least two peopleCheck Calgary.ca for Interview tips and Guidelines.
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Gratifying work, top-heavy

Benefits and pay are fair and there’s a health and wellness program. I enjoy the work as you can see direct positive impacts in the community. There are many layers of management with leads, coordinators, managers. It’s extremely stressful to have work constantly downloaded through attrition and departmental business changes. There’s a lack of accountability and change impact review as well as out of touch upper management.

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Benefits and decent pay

Cons

Problematic management
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Positive work culture

Staff and Managers are supportive and understanding. It is a fast pace job with many departments and programs so, need to take time and meet people and learn about their positions.
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Some good years

Decent pay and work-life balance, but limited career advancement opportunities. Stigma of lazy environment. The farther from center the worse harassment and favoritism problems. Big words about commitment and values, but no second thought when it's time for lay offs. Satisfaction surveys are only collected in good times, and no exit polls for departing employees. Dysfunctional union that restricts flex work, caps salaries below market, and does not represent employee.

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Annual salary increase, decent pension plan.

Cons

Questionable job security, no/weak bonuses, health & dental compensations not reviewed for ages, union spoiled many benefits.
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The workplace partnership trurly helped me become confident in what was expected of me in my rolls.

Pleased to have the opertinity to apply myself, learm and grown, meet knew challanges and build solid working relationships with skilled staff. Provid building ownership a level of compliance through contractor inspection and compliance checks. Understand the importance of keeping all facility dwg's current and availible

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Serving municipality with my experoenced skill set snd leadership

Cons

Ño overtime, lay-off cycled with drastic price with WCS Commodity
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Good ambiance and enough money

its a great place to work i wish im working there again. And very competitive wages and lots of benefits if you become a regular employee of the city
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Excellent place to work

The City is an Excellent place to work especially for long term employment. Used to have a better pension plan structure and better retirement payout etc

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Competitive salary scale

Cons

At times politicized by manageable
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amazing place to work best career path ive been in

amazing people who are supportive and helpful in achieving personal success, excellent work culture, management works with you rather than over you.over all an amazing place to work and set up a future.
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A solid employer who offers great work/life balance

I have been employed with The City of Calgary for over 11 years and have found them a very good employer with the opportunity to progress and also change career The offer very competitive wages for a municipality and work/life balance is something they pride themselves on. The City is a very sort after place to work in Calgary. The team I work on is busy and high achieving, but we still have fun in our day to day tasks and going to work each day is always enjoyable.

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Good benefits, stable work environment

Cons

Union structure can sometimes be restrictive
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Team oriented

Lots of support from the experienced members of the team. A learning, collaborative, and supportive environment. Emphasis on ensuring that employees are able to enjoy their lives outside of work.
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Ok

Ok place to work Good pay Not stable No benefits until full time Need another job while working here as no guarantees of hours per week Favouritism plays a role when covering shifts unfortunately
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best workplace

Out f all the places i have work the City of Calgary was by far the best. From the minute i walked in everyone was so welcoming and friendly. they where also there to to help you no matter what.
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Fun flexible

Overall my experiences working with the City of Calgary were positive and rewarding. A great place for advancement and encourage you to always upgrade your skill set with education options. Great work life balance
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great place

great place, passionate people, good structure, very busy, culture depends on the unit and the leadership, overall very good environment, good opportunities for movement.
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Productive

A typical day at work: face to face processing of various payments for: admissions, program registrations, bookings and rentals as well as facilitate financial transactions, prepare bank deposits and complete cash reconciliations. Administrate: program registrations, facility bookings, fee assistance, employee fitness passes and personal training package purchases Respond to customer inquiries, requests and complaints regarding Centre services.
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Great volunteer experience

I had a great few weeks volunteering with the City of Calgary helping run and organize events for summer day camps at Nose Hill Park. The program was smoothly run, and the other volunteers were friendly.
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Good place to work, not as interesting as some private offices, but good work culture.

Very little in terms of out of work stuff going on in the office, but the office is relaxed and good to work at. Low pressure environmkent, typically get in and go about your work. Expected to get work done, but not pushed to work all the time, so breaks are expected.
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Great place to work

For the most part it's a good place to work. You could do a lot worse. I'll remain as long as they'll have me. Will start you as seasonal employee and you can expect a layoff in late fall.
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Election Day

• Worked during city-wide municipal vote for the 2026 Winter Olympics, Provincial Election, and the Federal Election. • Helped organize community center voting stations, election advertisements, as well as assessing the votes and releasing the results at the end of the day • Helped assist seniors and individuals with mobility restrictions
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Stable place to work

Steady employment with opportunities in the future. Excellent pension and benefits. Safety positive environment. Good place to develop new skills and learn.
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