Work wellbeing score is 77 out of 100
3.9 out of 5 stars.
Write a review

City of Calgary Employee Reviews for Laborer

Review this company
Job Title
Laborer11 reviews
Canada11 reviews

Ratings by category

4.1Work-life balance

Sort by

Found 11 reviews matching the searchSee all 449 reviews

Productive, i love to work ... need more work days.

Indeed featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
You worked the hardest / get same worked hard / you get the hard and low paid worked good / someone will disturb you and argue with worked and kept silence / you won't have enough energy for the next worked honestly / People will unlike worked with all your heart / people will dislike you.When you rush , you do mistake... and when you scream, you don't get attention.When you got the point , people will flank you out of work and context.When you are good... some will say that you aren't right.When you are right... then, they will say that you're not good.


What's the goal of warehousing ?


And not many of them can answers that question...
Was this review helpful?

Great job if your lazy

The work culture is probably the most toxic I’ve ever experienced. But not in the way you think, myself and a couple others I worked with there started calling it “upside down land” it’s a fitting title. Are you’re a hard worker? Steer clear or at least act like you’re not because if these guys find out your going to be sucking sewers. You have zero control where the labour pool puts you (and it’s rigged) you can be the most qualified, don’t matter they don’t care. This review applies to water services only. I can honestly say it was the worst place I ever worked. If your hobbies include, watching paint dry, or sucking air. This is the job for you.
Was this review helpful?

Jobs at City of Calgary

Laborer positions
See more jobs

Good pay, good hours, good management, a few bad co workers.

Good place to work. Management is great and understanding. Safety is a priority here. Advancement is possible. Only con is some co workers can be toxic.


Pay, hours, overtime policy


Some co workers can be toxic
Was this review helpful?

No stress and pressure. Not every but most of the co-workers are easy to get along with.

Over all, its a nice environment to work. Pays you way well enough compare that that of out side companies. There will always be a jerk in a work place anywhere you go, but you can hardly meet them in the city. Benefits are awesome too! I am lucky to get selected last year to work with the City.


Its hardly somebody to pressure you on how you do your job.


In the winter season, where i work woth the SNIC, we only have a 3 days work in a week.
Was this review helpful?

My mental health suffered enormously.

At first I was treated well, but the longer I worked there the worse I was treated. I felt like I was a criminal in a prison who had to be watched and disciplined for making any mistake. The management had the attitude that they were better than the laborers and therefore did not need to treat me with respect and decency. They have respectful workplace policies but the management does not follow them.
Was this review helpful?

Insights into City of Calgary

Based on 112 survey responses
What people like
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Fair pay for job

Very long busy days

Start early in the morning, and go till evening. Can be very long days but best thing is knowing the city is getting clean. Also doing a thorough job as to not mix any recycling from waste.
Was this review helpful?

Parks Management

I worked for parks since 1996 and now worst season. The city hires contracting out for parks and roads. Normally. Started work on April 1st until November Remembrance Day long weekend. April 1st to November 10th. Now the city changed to April 15th to October 10th.I am seasonal park labourer and truck driver. I was hard worker, maintenance, litter pick, laying on the sods, playround renovation, painting, baseball diamonds grooming, inspect bleachers and more. Our health benefits are excellent. I do not recommended anyone to apply for parks due to corruption.


very poor


needs to improve and needs new manager.
Was this review helpful?

great place you work

great place to work, WAY TOO MANY MANAGEMENT due to economy, budget cuts equals Group Layoffs aside from that, the city is a fair place to work, :)


great work and home life balance


forever critzied for being a lazy city employee
Was this review helpful?

Productive environment with targets, goals and incentives for individuals and for teams

Constant learning environment as technology advanced Went from an entirely mechanical product to entirely electronic and programmable within 5 years. Hard working and dedicated co-workers always looking to improve the methods of operation


In house training available


limited budgets for training
Was this review helpful?

Great work schedule and environment

Lots of opportunities with the city of calgary, extensive paid for training so that you are comfortable at your job.
Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

Great place to work

I am a seasonal employee with the City of Calgary, and it is a great place to work. I have had a great first season and look forward to many more and hope to become a permanent employee with the city.
Was this review helpful?

Laborer at City of Calgary

Estimated salary
$27.47 per hour

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at City of Calgary. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 449 reviews

Ratings by category

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

Compare City of Calgary with

City of Calgary reviews by location

Learn about City of Calgary in popular locations

  • Companies
  • City of Calgary
  • Employee reviews
  • Laborer