City of Medicine Hat Employee Reviews

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Low Wages, Poor Leadership, Stagnant
Fitness Leader (Former Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB16 March 2019
If you’re a diligent, forward-thinking individual, don’t waste your time working at the Family Leisure Centre (FLC). However it could be the perfect job if you enjoy socializing; just don’t expect to gain experience or advance your career.

- enhanced job title and job description. Fitness Leader = greet members and clean; you won't be responsible for much personal or group fitness
- don’t expect similar opportunities as co-workers
- minimal growth and development my management to improve the functioning of the team and the facility

The City of Medicine Hat – and therefore the FLC – operates in a very inefficient and unfair manner.

- hiring process takes months
- low wages and paper timesheets
- multiple temporary employees replace a full-time position
- shift times and hours vary considerably, inhibiting a second job

The City does a terrible job of promoting the FLC and any qualified individuals they employee, so get comfortable with an unsatisfactory position or find a different place to work!
Pros
Free membership (unofficially).
Cons
Low wage, inconsistent hours, out-of-date, unsupportive, cold workplace.
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Political when it comes to advancement
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB15 February 2019
This can be a great place to work but hard to advance
Great people, job security can be a concern among permanent employees depending on dept you are in
Pros
employee days, great co-workers, permanent employees benefits
Cons
politics
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Great place to work!
Operations Engineering, Gas Production (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB10 September 2018
The City of Medicine Hat is a great place to work - amazing benefits and an awesome work-life balance with EDO's (Earned Days Off) and a flexible work schedule. There is a wonderful team culture and open communication with management. The City promotes continued learning and the "work hard, play hard" mentality.
Pros
EDO's, pension, health benefits, continued learning
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Great place to work with
Systems Analyst/Programmer (Former Employee) –  MEDICINE HAT7 August 2018
I am working with City for almost 2 years. Never had such a nice place to work with before. Your hard work will totally be recognized. Good pay rate. Wonderful colleagues to work with.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Not that I can think of.
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3.0
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Good place to work at and secure job
Transit Operator (Former Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB25 April 2017
Good place to work at and a secure job. Got to work with a lot of great people within the company itself and within the community. The most difficult part of the job would have been dealing with customers that were either intoxicated or mentally unstable. I enjoyed the people for the most part and I really enjoy driving in traffic.
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Change requires
Analyst - Utility Business Services (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB18 August 2016
Very poor continuity plan. Promise of good work-life balance but watched very strictly. Management is poorly trained to manage people and work groups. Opportunity for advancement exists, but if you are a required/ highly needed individual in your position then they will not advance you since no one else in the organization can do what you do.
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Disappointment
Superintendent of Planning, Implementation (Former Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB5 June 2016
Senior Management at the time would not support effective planning. They undermined every reasonable effort to advance good planning practices. Extremely high turnover in staff due to senior management behavior. Hiring, mentoring and training new staff was difficult given the attitude and behavior of senior management accommodations to those violating the laws and written policies of the city. Staff tried their best in all departments to work around this challenge but it was difficult at best. It took new leadership and a change in council to bring about more effective planning efforts.
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Seasonal job
Mosquito Monitoring Technician (Former Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB2 June 2016
Lots of time spent alone outside in the elements. Great team of co-workers and management. Lots of research and identification of samples was done every day.
Pros
Evenings and weekends off
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Horrible
hired slave (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB22 April 2016
Horrible doesn't even begin to describe how bad of a employer that the City of Medicine Hat is. Passive-aggressive supervisors always passing the buck. Culture is a joke, lots of talk but certainly no action. 0 job security at all. Employee's are baited against each other, backstabbing is the mantra. If you think this is a stable work environment you are far from the truth. AVOID at all costs.
Pros
none
Cons
poor leadership, bad culture and work environment
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Great place to work
Concession Worker (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB12 March 2013
Great part time job. Know your schedule from September to March. Easy to work around.
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Great Company
Production Operator (Current Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB27 October 2012
Great co-workers, good atmosphere
Accepting of ideas, great shift schedule
Long drive
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