A Horrible Place to Work - Don't Do it
Manager (Current Employee) – Parkland County, AB – 28 June 2019
In the beginning this was a wonderful place to work. However, poor leadership by council, CAO and the executive team has led this place to be a place where you are bullied, belittled and made to feel absolutely worthless.
Do not expect raises unless you are good at the popularity game - which is not only unethical, but unprofessional.
Do not expect training unless you are upper management on your way to retiring, and again, good at playing the popularity game.
There is no work life balance - at all (Unless you are on the administration side of the building). You are bullied and threatened if you don't meet deadlines and the lower on the totem pole, the more you are expected to do.
It's true - if you are still there Thursday, you are considered to have had a good day. The number of people walked out the door due to "business reasons" is appalling - it's a horrible misuse of taxpayers dollars. No one in the private industry would ever do this - it's expensive to walk them out and even more expensive to replace them.
The culture is toxic - they make you feel worthless, useless and stupid. leadership is full of bullies.
It's too bad the residents do not know enough to demand answers. Parkland County needs a complete overhaul - council, CAO and executive team. They have no idea how to run an organization and in the private world, they would be the ones that are being fired, instead of all the good employees they are walking out.