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A mix between hard labour and office work, super fun interacting with the public and making the world a better place. Amazing team, great support, lots of flexibility, only downside is that it's temporary work and the pay does not meet the work load.
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It's not for everyone

You must enjoy working with people from all walks of life. It's definitely not for everyone. Don't take yourself too seriously. It's just driving about people who cares what the passengers think say or do


Great pay and benefits


Too much politics
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Not worth the difficult process of applying.

What is the best part of working at the company?Earned Day Off schedule was nice.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Knowing that job interviews are algorithm based and not reliant on human qualities What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Artificial management driven culture begs compliance without contribution to culture itselfWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Repetitive tasks, no responsibility until something goes wrong. Scapegoating common.
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Don't come here to learn and receive equitable treatment, but pay is good.

What is the best part of working at the company?The pay is higher than most other organizations and has benefits.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management is unable to make any knowledgable decisons. Everything is urgent due to lack of planning. Resources such as time and spending are wasted because management has no idea what needs to be done and don't wNt to fix issues. They just want to please upper management many layers of unnecessay management making decisions to protect their own jobs instaed of saving the city money.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Culture is toxic due to cuts in staff. Unable to take Christmas week off to spend with family because there is not enough people for coverage. Person with sieniority takes same vacation time, example Christmas, not a rotation each year.What is a typical day like for you at the company?It varies depending on responsibilities assigned for that day. Oncall is on a rotation. Nit busy everyday, but some days are very busy.
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Good jobs tough to get permanent

Good jobs available you just have to play the game. Take a seasonal position network talk to people and apply to everything. Don’t pigeon hole yourself into one department some departments a permanent position will never come up.
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Decent work for University student

If you are looking for summer employment and working as a laborer, I'd recommend it as the pay is ok and work isn't too difficult. Plus OT is offered at double time, which isn't too bad.
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Good place to work.

Really enjoyable place to work. Coworkers are fantastic. Management is suboptimal. But barring them it is a rewarding place to be. Fun to serve the public.
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Toxic management

Typical scenario with any government unionized job.Part time with min hoursManagment are trying but still clueless, supervisor are too busy protecting their jobs to monitoring performance.Upper management is toxic and power hungry.Union doesn't help when you need them to, side with management more often then with union members.




Low hours and long seniority list
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Good atmosphere, reliable and professional.

What is the best part of working at the company?Good organizational structure and pleasant Supervisor What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Winter road conditions, but we were well prepared. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Smooth friendly people, ready to accommodate if needed.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Making sure you understand your tasks with SOP's and guidance.
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Your team matters

If you have a good team and a good supervisor, it is great. The key is to stay out of the politics that come with a large employer and away from the people who are trying to make a name for themselves.
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A typical day at work at the zoo is this company, except for the older generationand the animal care attendants, is filled with a bunch of self entitled kids who earn way to much money for doing hardly anything. If they ever broke into a sweat someone would have to call an ambulance cause you would believe they were having a heart attack . The only positive note is that they had to hire 4 people to replace me. They were being investigated for inflating their budget and if the City of Edmonton raises taxes on the people of the city, I will be sure to let them know where they can trim their budget. One of the saddest things I heard was , if something got broken, they would say, why worry, the city has a lot of money, they can buy us more. That and the disdain they feel about the public and rather than them having to make it user friendly, a lot of times I would hear, if they are that old, they shouldn't be coming here. Most of them don't realize or care that they work for those people coming through the gates


Working with the animal care attendants


Having to stand by and watch my coworkers doing nothing and getting paid $35/hr
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Very Negative Place to work. Lack of Production. Harassment from management.

Try to get work done, people don't want to work as they are abused by management. Don't be surprised if you do your work, and work that other people should do becomes yours. Majority of people don't look forward going to work. Really, really sad ,where it once was a Great place to work.


Extended coffee and lunch breaks


Everyone does as little as possible, and like to throw each under the bus.
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Very political environment, if youWant to move up be prepared to stab your coworkers in the back. Pay is only decent after 4 years of consecutive work, not guaranteed work in the winter or else long 12 hour night shifts with no overtime. No benefits until the boys club lets you become permanent, then you owe them your life and family time, upper management demoralizes you and shows no respect to your well-being. Don’t recommend making a career here.


Don’t have to work hard on tax payers dime


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Great people, constant changes in administration

The colleagues and members are an exceptional group of people. This department has attracted amazing people from all walks of life. Very dedicated work force.
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Good training, encouragement to succeed.

What is the best part of working at the company?Security of a living income, benefits, and pension plan.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Lack of communication between levels of management. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Supportive work environment, very inclusive of all people.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Report to work on time, perform duties according to training and policies, go home.
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Good salary and benefits. Difficult to move to different areas, if interested in pursuing other jobs. A bit stressful in regards of fear of layoffs.
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Decent Place

Great place to work. Did it as a part time role. Once I decided what I wanted, I moved on. Hard to move up within the organization, though. Takes a while.
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Solid Staff & Supervisors

Only thing bad about working at the city is that one day, you'll have to leave and nothing will ever compare to the friends you will make who will become your family.
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Supportive and Fun Workplace

The city is a great company to work for! The commitment is super flexible while the pay is high. I recommend this job to any highschool student looking for part time work!
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What is the best part of working at the company?Unorganized and all about that "old boys club"What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Going in everyday and seeing the place ran by people with no management skills but they "have diplomas"What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very toxic and unorganized....What is a typical day like for you at the company?Stressful and long with zero support from any lead
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Hard to get job security

Contract work is great as a foot in the door, however it is very hard to get job security and peace of mind. A large organization like the City of Edmonton should do more to keep the people they hire.
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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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