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St Albert Transit is a good stepping stone

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I Worked here as a mechanic. You will find yourself doing repetitive work including general inspections and brake jobs as they outsource more of the critical repairs like engine repairs to more capable places which was not always the case. Its okayish shifts but there is a 5a.m. shift they don't advertise in the job description that can take a toll on the body which isn't fun. It gets busy and vacation and time off generally get rejected If you call in sick you generally get rightly shunned by your superiors and it gets brought up as a negative on a yearly personnel review.


Paid lunch breaks on evening shifts, safety gear provided but not necessary


Rejection of time off requests which will affect your personal well being
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Unhealthy, workplace with incompetent Management.

What is the best part of working at the company?Breathing in exhaust fumes from 50 busses in the morningWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Being micromanaged, in a poorly designed facility. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?If you have any sick days or need personal time off you will be belittled and told by management that fellow coworkers don't have respect for you.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Mainly inspecting equipment. Minimum diagnosing.
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I wouldnt work as a mechanic at Transit Garage

Worked here for a short period of time, seems toxic with no regard for safety. Alot of the time I asked for tooling or advice on bus repairs and no experience tech was giving me proper information. Building is always poorly ventilated as they run the buses in the garage and if its brought up as a safety concern it doesn't get taken seriously. Tools go missing always, parts are never available and there seems to a practice of patch fixing major issues with the bus fleet to get them on the road faster because service is more important than safe buses.


No pros there


Cons mostly, unsafe work practices no real safety push
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Consistent, risk adverse,

I've been with the City for over 10 years - the more things change the more things stay the same... The environment is very cyclical and has ups and downs. Benefit program is top notch
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Very stressful due to upper management micro managing the team leads.

What is the best part of working at the company?The variety of equipment to work on in the public works shop. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Dealing with the union and upper management. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?With other employees and team leads it was great. With the union and upper management it was a Disaster. Extremely poor upper management. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Start at 7am and finish at 3:30pm with a very moderate pace all day.
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  • Time and location flexibility
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
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  • Energizing work tasks
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Sense of belonging

Minimum worklife balance, poorly managed and unsafe working enviorments.

Would not recommend working here. The shop environment is toxic and shop morale is very low. Management Micromanages, providing more work than solutions. I was excited to work for the city but there are way more negatives than positives.Work is super bland finding yourself inspecting equipment and not repairing equipment. The shop is a poor design with no shop space, poor ventilation, and PPE not provided. shop tooling is at a minimum so find yourself paying for specific tooling or making your own.


Pay, Benifits and location.


Management, shop envirorment, unsafe, inadequate training, poor housekeeping.
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An amazing place to work

In the Community Services branch, I have met really passionate people who work together seamlessly. The collaboration is amazing. Best place I have ever worked.


Hybrid work/home options and earned day off


Long way from where I live
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No onboarding and zero mentorship

Manager was an antivaxxer/conspiracy nut and recorded questions about job tasks as shortcomings. No onboarding, scope creep, no mentorship into extremely complex role. Instructions were generally vague, yet specific, unrevealed, high-end results were expected. The rest of the team seemed incredibly over-worked, yet friendly. The city gym is pretty good.
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Public works poorly managed

Unproductive . People there just for a pension . Team leads for every little task . Micro managed , but most of the useless people there need that . Sit and not do a thing till they are told .
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Positive workplace culture

My experience has included management that listens and actively works with staff to solve problems through open communication. A good work life balance is encouraged.


Work life balance is encouraged
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Public Works department was a positive, collaborative, and friendly place to work.

My position was to plan and schedule maintenance and inspections for 103 playgrounds, 76 facilities and many other assets owned within the municipality. We managed a staff of up to twenty two skilled and unskilled workers during the summer season, and twelve during the winter.


Family environment, all the staff are welcoming and friendly.


long hours when I was in the on-call rotation.
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I love working at Fountain Park!

I currently work at the pool as an instructor and it is by far the best job I've ever had. I don't really even consider it much of a job because my coworkers and my bosses are all great and do everything in their power to help us be successful in our jobs and can focus on teaching. There are always ups and downs with classes but that's just part of being a teacher. That being said, it's definitely a really nice place to teach.


Good pay Good hours Good management
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Great environment on the fitness & instructing side, terrible & most toxic environment I have ever worked with on the lifeguarding team.

If you are looking for a healthy lifeguarding work environment this is NOT the place for you (fountain park). I would not recommend this place to anybody. Although the pay might seem appealing, it should not come at the expense of your mental health. The problem starts at the very top of the ladder and trickles down onto each and every employee & leaves them feeling undervalued and unappreciated. Don’t waste your time, find somewhere that will value who you are and all the work that you can provide.


Some great friendships, decent pay


Everything else
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Terrible management (Transit garage)

Worked here previously and it was ok, typical day was fast paced and steady work but it seems the management doesn’t abide by union standards and worker rights always. They micro manage you and talk badly behind your back which creates a very stressful workplace that isn’t very practical to be in. They preach rules that they don’t follow and slave drive you just to watch you work.. seriously it’s bad. They give their favourite employees the benefits of overtime etc. If they had a less “slave driving” team leader and a more professional manager, this place would be better. The manager often will put down other people in front of the staff and it’s just extremely inappropriate to say the least. Don’t expect to move up, and don’t expect to get your benefit ls easily. You want that holiday you’re entitled to? Well you’ll get a cold stare and glare for taking the time off because “we’re busy” ... truth is, we are always busy.
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A place to meet new friends

I always felt welcomed by my peers. Having people around you enjoyed and knew you could trust really helped in stressful situations. You always knew if something went wrong someone would have your back.
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Great time

Lifeguards are more than just good swimmers. They are water rescue professionals trained in emergency care. They prevent accidents. They identify hazards and determine safe practices. They educate the public about the hazards and risks associated with aquatic activities and how to be Water Smart®. And they are trained to spot potential trouble and intervene before it becomes life-threatening.
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collaborative and supportive work environment

very good people on the team that I worked with. lots of unique experience brought to the table and interesting work completed with many levels of government
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Fun Team environment

I worked on the horticulture crew over the summer of 2019, This was a sometimes slow job, and extremely repetitive. Even so, this was my favourite job as of yet, with a superb team and management the summer flew by. Would recommend.
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Part time casual Librarian Aide

Working for the City of St. Albert was a rewarding experience. The job description offered me many learning opportunities and advancement to a position where more responsibilities and skills were acquired. Casual part time hours allowed me to pursue other interests.
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informative and professional and to the point

the job they put me in suited me perfectly, job training and safety training was done before starting and crew was very welcoming and helpful with orientation.
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Great Summer Job

Was a great place to work over the summer while on break from school. Met lots of great people and the City is very flexible. Great place to work for students.
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Based on 40 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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