City of Saskatoon, SK
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3.9 out of 5 stars.
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Decent pay, good benefits, usually entertaining and interesting work.

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No two days are the same usually, which definitely keeps you entertained. The pay is pretty good, with lots of perks (dependent on union). Flexible (also union dependent). Always opportunities to expand or move upwards.
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I enjoyed working with the team. It was night work it was definitely not something that was for me therefore I did not stay with the city very long. Unfortunately I had to give up my position.


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Insights into City of Saskatoon, SK

Based on 18 survey responses
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Fair pay for job
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Not a bad thing whatsoever

One of the most amazing groups of people I've ever worked with. There has been substantial work done on creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce, including new departments such as Indigenous Initiatives and REDI. There is supports for the 2SLGBTQ+ community and an awesome EFAP.
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It’s hard to get a job without connections now is you don’t have a friend or family member who work or know comeone on top of the place your applying a job it’s hard to get hired.
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Collaborative, positive workplace. Meaningful work.

Enjoyed working in public service where my work positively impacted citizens and improved the community. I also enjoyed working with others who had the same values.


Good culture, pay, benefits, staff, flexibility and holiday time


No complaints!
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Wouldn't recommend working for the city to anyone.

Terrible, toxic, relationship with management. Unsafe work practices, no advancement, pay is mediocre. It used to be a really great place to work, it isn't anymore.
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Good Place to work overall

Pay is very good, EDO's are great. Some bosses are amazing and understanding, others are bitter and jaded. It depends on who you work with, but most people are really laid back and easygoing.


EDO's, pay for education
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Fun place to work

I had a great time working for the city. My only reason for leaving is that I had to take care of my children for a some. Great place to work for. Good pay aswell


Good pay


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Job security and good benefits

I enjoy working here and like that your home every night. Has good benefits and decent pay. Good work environment. Made some friends here and supervisors are helpful.


4 ten hour shifts


Working in extreme conditions
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Very inefficient/ tax dollars wasted/ unhealthy

Worked with a group of mechanics - parks branch, became very unhealthy for my health to have to try to waste time all day as requested by Manager and supervisor, Drive around and waste tax dollars was the goal there, I would rather have kept busy in the shop and been productive, but wasn’t an option because they’d make your life difficult.Safety was a issue with unauthorized staff coming in work place area (Shop) all the time Union and HR basically are one together.Hiring friends that have no experience or ambition to work than sublet work out to other vendors, over other applicants that would have experience.Was so unhealthy I quit along with other good mechanics in the past


Gaining experience / knowledge from other Departments Employees


Unhealthy for wanting to be productive
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Relaxed outdoor work with a team environment

I enjoyed my work as a seasonal labourer. Although the job can be physically demanding, you get to be outside all day in the summer and can take pride in maintaining our city's wonderful parks. Management can be hard to deal with, and the culture can be clique-y, but overall it's a fun place to work. Beware that as a seasonal employee, you don't qualify for benefits. I worked for them for 6 years and never qualified because I didn't have enough CONSECUTIVE hours.


every third Friday off (EDO), outdoors


no benefits
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High stress, toxic management

Job itself can be very stressful. Management add a lot of unnecessary stress. Great group of co workers. Lots of split shifts, very difficult to get weekends off. Holidays are based on seniority making it difficult to get desirable time off. (Winter and summer holidays)


Great benefits


Stress, split shifts, hard to get time off, management.
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Fun and excitement

Every thing doing well and I love working with them, very friendly and we have some fun. My co worker and I help us each other, my supervisor thought me a lot.


Big salary


Hot inside pool area
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not productive not fun stressful

bad experience in the city transit maintenance I feel I am not welcome to work here the management it's so very stressful I should quit earlier my mistake I'm trying to kill the pain it took me 8 years before I realize I do not belong here


no free


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Recruitment process dragged on and on

I applied for the same engineering position twice at the City.For the first time I applied, the interview was more than a month after the posting closed. Then it took a month after the interview in order to get a firm answer on the outcome. Very painful.For the second time I applied, it took them 3 months to try to decide what to do with recruiting the position, and they ultimately cancelled the process. Pretty lame, and real lack of communication from a large organization.
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Productive and fun work place and there so many opportunity for growth

I enjoyed my work here, the management is good and my coworkers are supportive. I miss my work here and given a chance i would still work here at City of Saskatoon
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excellent place to work

Good environment when it comes to having opportunities for advancement. The best thing about it is work/life balance. Great working outside and very friendly enviroment


gives you working experience


same routine
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Micromanaged through the roof

Manager doesnt know what they are doing, director makes comments that are untruthful, showed true colors during covid. This place is very micromanaged not allowed to have a thought of your own and, the trainer has been there since highschool and if you bring up some ideas to implement during training they get defensive. Most people stay there for the money because they are stuck st this point. Managment in the last 5 years is the worst!
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Very fun and inclusive work environment

I was in charge of a summer camp with my partner. I met a lot of great kids and had fun spending the summer with them. The work staff was also great and I had a great supervisor. I would definitely recommend working here!


Free Lunches if you forgot yours, Great kids and staff, had no problems with parents


Only a summer position
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Great Place to Work!

Loved working here it was very fun, very flexible and good pay. Casual hours for the job, but the job its self was also very casual and laid back. Afternoon hours.
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Supportive work environment

All the areas work together to help each other, even if the job itself is independent. Everyone is supportive and helps each other grow and become better at their job or help advance each others careers. everyone is well respected, and our opinions do not go unnoticed.
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Based on 110 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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