Horticulture Crew / Waterer (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 July 2018
The management is very helpful and kind and understanding. Things are a bit of a mess but that it due to changes from higher up the ladder
I basically come in in the evenings and on weekends, grab a truck, a water plants alone. it is nice to work alone, and also a bit lonely at times. My manager always says she is available if i need help or have questions.
I have learned how to drive a big truck! pretty exciting.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 July 2018
There was minimal support from Supervisors, they expected a lot for very little pay. Management never took ownership of their mistakes just threw their staff under the bus. It was the most disorganized place I ever worked
Executive Management (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 July 2018
Complete lack of respect for management staff. No effective, reliable or truly independent resources for complaint reporting. Lots of political backstabbing. Promotion based on favouritism, gender & incompetence is rampant.
Variety of available work
culture, work life balance is non-existent, only lip service paid to policies, incompetence & favouritism due to yes-man attitude is promoted rather than honesty, integrity & truthfulness
Edmonton (Former Employee) – Edmonton – 7 July 2018
A regular day at work involved being out in the warm summer weather, and engaging with the fun youth of the community. There was never a boring day at work when kids would come to hang out at the parks!
Private (Current Employee) – Private – 29 June 2018
It's been over a year since the city was in the media for having toxic culture and bad management and I can honestly say it has only gotten worse in my department. The morale is so bad people are consistently calling in sick or going on stress leave which I am considering doing myself. Management is horrible and cares nothing for you as a person. Has a "accept it or leave" attitude. The union is just as useless. Decisions are made and enforced upon us without consultation greatly reducing the quality of our life. Even when concerns about quality of life reduction are brought to senior management still get the same "accept it or leave" response.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 June 2018
With the Leaders in Training program it gave me a lot of experience and skills on how to be a leader for my everyday life. The hardest part of the job is not being listen to when given an opinion and the manager just brush it off.
Parks labourer - Horticulture (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 June 2018
The job itself was never the issue, it was always the management. They're pretty sticky about regulations, and often, because of their monolithic policy, penalize unfairly for what would be a nonissue in most other places.
Aquatic Instructor (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 May 2018
I have worked at Grand Trunk Leisure Centre for the past 3 and half years and it has been an overall enjoyable working experience. I have kind and friendly co-workers that makes this facility a nice place to work.
Heavy Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 April 2018
there was a lot of work to do and that way i can learn some of the Technics and how to fix a problem. Really awesome foreman's to work with even though they were old the treat me on their level and thought me on their level. There was not a single day that i was not on handwork duty, step by step they run me through procedure of how engine works.The workplace environment was amazing, every one jokes around and that gave me motivation to wake up early 6 in the morning.
Pool Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 April 2018
late hours hard work why are you asking me for this i really just need to find a job this is annoying and very rude. i need a job. this is not making me happy stop asking people for this this is very misleading.