Children Experiences Recreation Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 March 2019
This has been such a fun job, and I will be sad when I have to leave. The children's experience team is awesome, and so friendly. Supervisors are very encouraging and supportive and offer advice when needed.
Labour 2 (Former Employee) – westwood yard – 7 March 2019
I worked for the city of edmonton for four years, no chance of being made permanent , would have layoffs the moment it snowed, very racist, my co-workers smoked pot then got into equipment and vehicles and operated them also they stole everything in sight, would recommend you never work there.
Truck Driver Class (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 February 2019
I loved working for the city .Just a few things that bug me and that was the drive to work from Camrose all my money was going to fuel . and shift work . I thought i only be on shift through the winter for a couple of years its not going on 5 yrs and it doesn't help that i have a little family to take care of. Once your in a postion with the city its hard to move up or down on the ladder . So your basically stuck in the middle and managment won't do much about it. I love driving truck its can be enjoying at times and exhusting at other time cause it just you in the truck and your mind will start to wonder .
TRUCK DRIVER V (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 February 2019
Its a good job, management needs work. Lots of discrimination within the city. I thought it would be a job i would have till i retired. i worked for 5 years and still didn't get a perminate postion, due to a hiring freeze mandated from the mayor.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 January 2019
The City has a lot of perks, don’t get me wrong. Such as good pay for easy work, good crews, appreciation brunches and dinners, etc. But at the same time, there are lots of negatives. They do not hire permanent employees often so I know people who have been with the city 10yrs and have no benefits or job security. It is very cliquey - one of the upper hiring managers told me TO MY FACE that they only rehire if the person got along with their crew, was punctual and adhered to all policies. One of the policies is that temporary workers (which most of us are) only get 2 sick days per 11 month period and if you go over that you are no longer considered a “recommended rehire” and you are bumped to “conditional rehire”. Managers and team leaders play favorites, and if you aren’t one of them you are pretty much doomed if you hoped your career would lie within the city. They don’t care about work ethic, just if you suck up to management.
Administrative Professional (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 January 2019
My experience at The City was long-lived and very boring. Everything I went to school for and learnt, I used about 2% of my knowledge. There was hardly any work and no training or instruction on how to do the tasks given. However it was a special experience and not all businesses are run the same.
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 January 2019
Excellent company to work for. If you're looking for a job in the Edmonton are area you wont find a better job. If you want competitive wages, excellent benefits and a good work/home life they are the employer you're looking for
person (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 December 2018
I have not experienced the amount of disrespect from management & coworkers ever in my life until becoming a city employee , it use to be a great place to work. It has turned in to a very stressed filled environment . there is no communication, only dictatorship & A very demeaning culture . This is no localized, it is wide spread though out the city of Edmonton from general labours to upper management , it is very disappointing .
employee (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 November 2018
The only way you can get a job with City of Edmonton, is if you have good friend or family work there People with connections do what ever they want, people with out connection ....good luck to you Typical day is out of 6 employees 2 of the are working and other 4 are sleeping or on the phone plying games Many employees are sleeping at work Promotions, how well you are connected with management that's how fast you will be promoted
Labourer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 November 2018
-Misogynistic Culture of fear, humiliation and harassment fostered by and supported by upper management. -Confusion and poor planning -Nepotism and cronyism is the norm. -Management treats temporary workers like pawns, whose schedules, place of work, and job descriptions can be changed without asking or any notification -Temporary labourers are often given less than one day for notification of layoff -The culture of gossip is extremely toxic. Especially amongst management. Both Direct and upper management -Gives very little; almost no training on how to do the actual job you were hired for
Hard Culture to break into and harder clients to manage.
Elections Receptionist - Office of the City Clerk (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 November 2018
It felt like the City's motto should have been what more can we take from our employees. There was a lot of hard work with little benefits and good luck if you are in a position that deals with the public. They feel like they own you because "they pay your salary". I have never been treated worse at a job by the clients.