City of Saskatoon, SK
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Relaxed outdoor work with a team environment

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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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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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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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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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Fun and functional place to work.

This was a fun and upbeat place to work. I made my own choreography and chose my own music. I had freedom to teach the way I felt comfortable. Always encouraging!
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Nice gym community

Working for the city of Saskatoon fitness centres has been great! Flexible hours for work, free gym membership for trainers, and great parking too. I highly recommend applying if you have the proper qualifications
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Great place to work

Very friendly staff to work with great job experience Outdoor work Relaxed work environment Fair pay Unfortunately only seasonal employment and would prefer full time I recommend to work for city
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It was a good experience for me especially right after I finished my office schooling. I did enjoy the other people that I worked closely with and the building was nice and old.
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Job is good.

I like going to work every morning. My coworkers are great and very helpful. Management leaves something to be desired sometimes and interdepartmental communication is bad. Still a great place to work.
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It's Ok.

Work conditions are good. Not much for supervision which is nice. Salary,time off is good. Co workers are easy to get along with. If you need a job it's a good place to work.
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Based on 104 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 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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