City of Red Deer Employee Review
Casual positions mean you are of no value.
As a facility operations worker you start out casual and the job seems good. The pay is really good for an entry level job but the rest is a joke. Training is little and poor, lots for the worker to be liable for and they never mention that. Confidential meetings aren't and the promotion of school yard favoratism is there. Due to the union environment those that are unqualified get into positions where they shouldn't be and are safe from any meaningful reprimand. As a casual your expected to live your life around a schedule you don't get to see until its released and then your expected to find replacements for shifts you can't make. Hours are never guaranteed but there is much lip service on how there are so many hours available, which you find out goes to facility operators favorites and everyone else gets few. The work load is often too heavy for one but that's how they like to schedule it. On the bright side you get lots of opportunity to train yourself...most of your coworkers are good and want to help as much as they can but they are also stuck in the same situation.
Ratings by category
Wage, good job if you have no experience or skills
No value given to worker, toxic work environment, no value given to experience or skills.
Good pay, great people. I helped other departments when the need arose. Would definitely go back if the opportunity presented itself. Operators were helpful and your input was always welcome. If you were a worker and worked, you should have no issues.
Pay, friendly co workers, treated like a person
Sometimes hours were hard to come by
For the most part pretty good job, sometimes management communication is frustrating and moving up in positions can seem to take forever. Most coworkers are pretty good which helps even out from the downfalls. A key part is having patience with job progression. If your a casual, be prepared to not have much for hours sometimes even if told you'll get full-time. Some supervisors never have the schedule out soon enough and far enough out that you can plan your life. That's a major frustration. Otherwise pretty good with great people.
Hard to plan your own life sometimes