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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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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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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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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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When you're at the bottom of the totem pole when working for the city, it takes YEARS to move up. I was stuck on the night shift for 7 years with no light at the end of the tunnel. I have young children and working nights became too much on my body and family. They have wonderful benefits and holiday/sick time and paid pretty good though!
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It was fun to work for the city, met good people. The pay was good and fair. I also learned lots of new things. Only thing that was bad was some of the management.
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Pay
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Management
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Stable secure job. Wages seem good at first, but deductions for all your benefits reduces take home pay in a big way. Good people overall, but troublemakers never get fired. Worked there 27 years. The pension is nice. Be aware, this is a sewage treatment plant! A very large sewage treatment plant.
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The city of Calgary was a good summer job for a short period of time. But the work environment was bad at best. You have no ability to advance in the industry and no changes could be made to staff due to the union.
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I strongly suggest to anyone to work for the city of Calgary because it’s relaxed and there’s a wide verity of work to be done and the benefits are ok and the pay is good
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First of all my boss was the very best in terms of leadership and caring. As in most corporate environments there are colleagues who just don’t know how to get along with others and this decreases the value of your job. The pay and benefits are the great as is the work/life balance. The city is different in that City Counsellors and top brass pass down orders and directives that are almost impossible for a manager to complete. The managers then look like the bad guys when passing directives to the average workers. Again this is the difficulty working in a corporate atmosphere. Otherwise the City takes care of their employees well, especially at the Fire Department.
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Advancement, Learning, Benefits
Cons
Corporate environment
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Great place to work with a diverse culture and good leadership values. The organization values growth and development and supports mental health. The compensation is good.
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This is a great career and employer but with cut backs and other outside influences looming it has become a very unknown and unstable future type workplace. Very stressful not knowing what is happening day to day and no potential to advance or increase income! After contract negotiations the workers were left to live with ZERO increases for 3 years while inflation and the cost of living in Calgary continuously skyrockets out of control! It's Impossible to survive or even buy a home on a single income for a ridiculous amount of work and health and safety concerns with no wage increases while a loaf of bread is $4.00 and higher ! Totally unacceptable from a city employer from my vast career experiences!
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The work was great but management don’t have a clue on how to operate and deal with people always trying jack the personal around especially in winter don’t train the for the shortage of equipment operators always training more operators on loaders when they have tons but in graders which is shortage is the last to get trained on.
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No life and health balance they don’t care about that
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Work life balance was amazing here as was the compensation. Lots of opportunities to move around and move up. Job security and access to great benefits.
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Worked with great people. Positive and challenging work environment.
Pros
Great benefits and working hours
Cons
Part time because of union - hard to get additional hours
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The City of Calgary is a very good government to work for. They pay well, offer great work-life balance, solid benefits, pension plan. Managers lead by example, are strong communicators.

Most employees work there in order to retire, not for the challenge or opportunity to grow, and are not very ambitious
Pros
Comfy job
Cons
Not overly challenging
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Would be a great place to work if you start young and don't mind working your way up the hierarchy. Until you reach seniority you can expect to be put on any rout or traded to any department or given any job for many years. I was told by other employees the best way to succeed there is to do exactly as you're told but don't do any extra because no one will notice or care if they do. That was very good advice.
Pros
good pay and benifits, schedual rotation gives you 4 days off in a row, community clean ups were fun
Cons
union culture hard to get used to, some sketchy people work there
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Everything is great about working for the City of Calgary Transit department except for the daily 12 hour split shifts, the monotony of the work, the hazards of traffic, and the threat of assault from hostile customers. It requires great dedication, collaboration with other operators to accommodate shift changes, ability to deal with difficult customers and to operate a bus and stay on schedule, safely and with courtesy at all times, on various routes, sometimes more than two or three different routes per day, regardless of conditions of the roadway and the customer, including drunken and belligerent customers. Other than all that, it pays very well, has great medical benefits, a good pension, union support, and free uniform including shoes, socks, winter coat and gloves.
Pros
Excellent pay
Cons
High stress, daily 12 hour split shifts
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Nothing very fascinating but people are nice. Still stick with old technology. They try to grow but things are slow. Good benifits and salary. Free parking at some locations is good.
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Great people to work with, awesome learning and advancement opportunities. Possible education assistance. Great benefits and hours of work. Very flexible.
Pros
Flexibility, benefits, hours, pay, people
Cons
Commute to some locations
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Interesting and complex work, good people and lots of diverse jobs.

Leadership is hit or miss depending on the department and division you are in.


Great pay and benefits
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