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Good working environment with stable work.
PUBLIC SERVICES ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Cochrane, AB17 September 2018
Overall, if you are geared for jobs related to libraries and education, then this is a good job for you. A typical day at work is spent organizing and processing materials and helping people locate information that they need. Attention to detail and good organization plus multi-tasking skills required. Also, constant interruptions occur so be prepared for that too.
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Unqualified and uneducated management
Facility Operator (Current Employee) –  RancheHouse31 July 2018
Managers are promoted based on nepotism not based on skills, abilities or education. HR (old senior manager and current manager) are the worst offenders and protect themselves by promoting people who are less qualified for their job. When a rising star is identified they are either bullied out of the organization, or leave for better positions elsewhere. Recently unionized so hopefully things can change.
The new CAO is a bully and people protect him out of fear, not respect.
Payroll is a disaster and you end up having to complain directly to your senior manager to get mistakes corrected, otherwise it is simply overlooked.
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Culture of fellow employees
Cons
unqualified management
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Good
Seasonal Parks Maintenance Staff (Current Employee) –  Cochrane, AB21 June 2018
Fairly relaxed, somewhat open/accepting work environment, great hours, flexible vacation time, no overtime, variety of work, new cao is making changes
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Not a bad place to work
Parks Operator (Former Employee) –  Cochrane, AB18 September 2017
This position gives the operator a great deal of freedom. On a daily basis you are required to make your own schedule and work according to your own plan. Execution of plantings and other projects within the parks are at the discretion of the operator and are a huge part of what make this job attractive.
The management team makes sure each employee has whatever tools are needed (including safety supplies), and also provides ample training opportunities.
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Lots of opportunity for continuing education and/or training
Cons
Red tape - It is a municipality after all
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The ToC Roads Dept is a great place to work
Roads Department - Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Cochrane, AB6 September 2017
This Department has a great management team and a solid group of guys to work with. Its a team environment where everyone works with a partner and nobody works alone.
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Productive and fun workplace but sometimes stressful as well
Urban Planner (Current Employee) –  Town of Cochrane21 May 2017
A typical day as a municipal planner is responding to planning inquiries and processing Development Permit Applications. Planners are also involved in long range planning initiatives including the development of statutory plans. As a planner you must also engage with developers through several meetings and be a facilitator in conflict resolution. The hardest part of my current work environment is being able to manage the multiple task one must complete within limited period of time. Development Permit and Subdivision application are time sensitive process and must be completed within a certain time periods. This can pose a challenge when one is required to process several applications at once.
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every 3rd Friday we get a Flex Day off
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good job for a student
Public Works (Former Employee) –  Cochrane, On28 May 2014
I was student so a typical work day was, to cut the lawn in parks, cemeteries. I would also work on the garbage truck about once a week. I learned to work with different people and equipment. The management and my co-workers were great people and enjoyable to work for and with them.
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good place to work
Community Peace Officer Level 2 (Current Employee) –  Cochrane, AB13 November 2013
Great Employer, good benefits, fun to come to work friendly staff
Pros
benefits second to none
Cons
Politics
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Parks Operator (Current Employee) –  Cochrane, AB8 August 2013
Is a great place to work a great group of people to work for. A lot of guidance and training. Learned to operate different typs of equipment. Finding jobs for staff when the weather isn't good.
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