Database Administrator (Former Employee) – County Hall – 14 October 2018
Loved the job and co-workers but management did not listen and was always a page behind. However, excellent staff made up for management shortfall. It is a challenging environment and will stretch your skills but sometimes the politics delay success.
Fun but lack of raise and advancement opportunities
Fitness Technician I (Current Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 10 August 2018
I like working for the county but the lack of raises, growth opportunities and job security is not very high. Also, they do not treat all of their employees equally and don't have a great system of who gets more hours over others.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 23 May 2018
The hours of work are not good, if you have a life you will hate the job, but if you have no life you will be fine. Everyday you will have a different shift. You could start at 6 am one day & 3 pm the next. You work all stat holidays & weekends. The pay is good, but you don’t always get a lot of hours.
A supportive work place, but know what you are getting into.
Recreation Attendant (paid) (Former Employee) – KLC and EHLC – 31 March 2018
I have had 2 jobs with the County now, and I have had very different experiences with both. The first was as a program instructor for summer camps, and the work was what I expected: running summer camps for children ages 7-12. The management, however, was not good. The other job I had was as a facility attendant was not what I expected it to be. Based on the job posting, I was to set up rooms for birthday parties/bookings and to ensure that the parties/bookings would run smoothly. After getting the job and going through a 3 month training period, I learned that I was not doing what the posting said, but I was a janitor. Long story short, make sure you know what you are getting into when you go to the interviews and if you accept a job.
Gained Responsibility and Leadership Skills at Summer Camps
Leader in Training (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 23 February 2018
Strathcona County provided an outstanding commitment to empower youth and give them a sense of responsibility while enjoying their summer too. The days seemed long but went by a lot quicker than I expected. Very chaotic workplace making you think on your feet and never get bored. I loved instructing and teaching kids new and old games and playing them as well.
Administration Support Assistant (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 7 November 2017
Worked here terrible place management on certain departments and HR are not good people, get you in there treat you like a queen/king then when they are done with you chuck you out like a piece of garbage no warning, no notice basically getl out! I would never work for this company ever again!!!
Civil Engineer (Current Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 16 May 2017
What an abhorrent place to work.Where to even start with how horrible the culture is here. Management does not provide any opportunity for growth or provide the necessary experience to succeed at all. They play favorites and bullying of employees is practically routine around here. There is constant rivalries between departments so you'll be treated terribly just because of what department you are in. Management ignores any concerns you have. Working at Strathcona County will ruin your career.
Poor company culture, poor management, unsatisfying work
PDS (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 26 April 2017
A place that is not easy to get a job with, but once "you're in, you're in" sort of environment. Wouldn't say advancement is easy, a lot of competition. Certain roles are quite "thankless", no recognition for doing your job well. Only pointed out when something isn't up to their standards. A lot of favoritism from management.
Amazing place to work with the potential of growth!
Administrative Support Assistant (Current Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 18 January 2017
One of the best companies I have worked for. The ability to grow as a person and professional has been incredible in only 3 months. Everyone is very welcoming and encouraging. I'm excited for my future here.
Firefighter (Current Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 9 January 2017
I deal with many labor duties such a hauling hose and carrying around tools and also dealing with medical calls as much as I can I've been on quite a few fire calls as well and dealt with many brush fires
working long hours and doing many strenuous jobs on shift
Truck Driver/Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 7 December 2016
A typical day can be removing snow or fixing road works. I learned allot about what it takes to maintain the roads and info-structure of the city. The management can be hard at some times but very fair and willing to hear you out if you have a problem. The people that work there are amazing and make you feel great to be working there
Recycle Attendant (Former Employee) – Recycle – 12 October 2016
Dealing with the Public all day long who are rude and ignorant to staff constantly, a boss who doesn't care .Kept adding more to our job descripton but not to the paycheque, Boss constantly nit picking . No Benefits. Favoritism . Co workers for the most part were good and team players. A few were just there for the paycheque and should not be in the position they are in . Best part of the job is meeting new people who actually want to Recycle and are not just there to Dump Garbage . Wages do not justify the BS you have to put up with from the public also the low wages compared to the City of Edmonton wages for this job start at $ 28.00 per hour.
water Labourer (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 3 March 2016
Safety meeting first thing in the morning. Daily assignments. Priority of appointments . Hardest part of the job is dealing with frustrated Home owners. The most enjoyable part , having a successful day installing water meters.