Nice people but discouraging management cultureRelax working style, nice people, fair paid, reasonable workload. The culture is of old-style, managers/directors do what they want to without respecting much on professional processes (e.g. project management). Staff complains about systems a lot, but it is always the processes/culture problem instead of the tools, systems, or software.
The staff keeps complaining about the existing thing without taking real action to change. And when changes proposed, managers/directors always say the company is not ready.
Summer Student in Sherwood Park, AB
Best employer on earth but stifling management Just like my title says, working for Strathcona County is the absolute best place to work for on the entire planet. Like any job, there are certainly some frustrating moments, but there is really nowhere else like the County. They treat everyone with the upmost respect and they really do let you be who you are, and they work you using your best strengths. I’ve worked a lot of places in my life, and this is the only one where coming to work never felt like “work”. I hope to one day be fortunate enough to get a permanent job and retire here, albeit obtaining permanent positions are not easy to come by, even if you are blatantly the best candidate for the department—which I suppose would be my main critique. IMO, management should be proactively looking to secure talent and look for opportunities of growth, not stifle it. Exceptional performance should be rewarded, often times doing bare minimum is equivalent to final results, with relation to advancement perspectives. With that said, work life is relaxed, if you don’t finish today you can finish the rest tomorrow. Pay is above everyone else and staff is phenomenal. Come to the County if you are lucky enough to, you simply will not regret it.
Fitness Technician I, Strength & Conditioning Coach in Sherwood Park, AB
Great foot-in-the-door jobGreat place to begin a career in fitness, but little long term opportunities. Very relaxed work environment and a great staff. Tough interview process, but once you're in, you'll love it
Cloud Business Consultant in Strathcona County, AB
Really enjoyed working with all the departmentsI was engaged to help Strathcona better understand Cloud applications and their impact to IT Operations and other departments. I found everyone great to work with and would appreciate the opportunity to work with them again.
Fitness Technician I in Sherwood Park, AB
Great environment and great peopleI love working there, I am a Fit Tech I and the management is very flexible and knowledgeable. They will do anything to make you feel safe and comfortable there. Great structure to work as well.