Overall reviews at City of Calgary
Great volunteer experience
I had a great few weeks volunteering with the City of Calgary helping run and organize events for summer day camps at Nose Hill Park. The program was smoothly run, and the other volunteers were friendly.
great place, passionate people, good structure, very busy, culture depends on the unit and the leadership, overall very good environment, good opportunities for movement.
A solid employer who offers great work/life balance
I have been employed with The City of Calgary for over 11 years and have found them a very good employer with the opportunity to progress and also change career The offer very competitive wages for a municipality and work/life balance is something they pride themselves on. The City is a very sort after place to work in Calgary. The team I work on is busy and high achieving, but we still have fun in our day to day tasks and going to work each day is always enjoyable.
ProsGood benefits, stable work environment
ConsUnion structure can sometimes be restrictive
Senior Payroll Administrator | Calgary, AB
| Mar. 24, 2020
Productive and rewarding
A rewarding experience with many career choices of a corporation with over 17,000 employees. Several unions, careers and levels for personal advancement.
Records Manager | Canada
| Feb. 3, 2014
Very nice people to work with.
-Start at 6 A.M. file aprox. 200 documents after preparation, many hours of computer work and dealing with our customers all day long.
-excellent people skills, computer skills
-co-workers are great people to work with and very helpful
-finding coverage so I can have breaks and putting in long hours
-I know my job very well and take pride in doing a good job. I find many opportunities to execute my talents and knowledge with this company. I call them my work family.
ProsCompressed work weeks, provided nice vacation time
ConsAt times, long hours, large work load
Customer Service Representative | Calgary, AB
| Jul. 11, 2019
Great place to work but bureaucratic
Worked with great people. Positive and challenging work environment.
ProsGreat benefits and working hours
ConsPart time because of union - hard to get additional hours
A bit bureaucratic at times
A bit hierarchal
Management lead by example
Process could be refined for quicker turnaround
Colleagues are nice
It's a union job so it depends what kind of person you are.
Would be a great place to work if you start young and don't mind working your way up the hierarchy. Until you reach seniority you can expect to be put on any rout or traded to any department or given any job for many years. I was told by other employees the best way to succeed there is to do exactly as you're told but don't do any extra because no one will notice or care if they do. That was very good advice.
Prosgood pay and benifits, schedual rotation gives you 4 days off in a row, community clean ups were fun
Consunion culture hard to get used to, some sketchy people work there
Information Technology Manager | Calgary, AB
| Dec. 29, 2016
a very well run IT shop
The City of Calgary of IT shop is one of the best to work. The staff are very knowledgeable, professional and innovative.
Leadership provides great direction and have a solid plan on how to provide a very high quality of service to the citizens of Calgary.
Experience with the City of Calgary
My experience with the City of Calgary for the most part was enjoyable. The work was challenging and I learned something new every day. I had never used or worked with Integraph CAD system, and enjoyed the challenge of learning a new system. I wrote modules that were going to be used to train or refresh City Fire and EMTs. In addition to the modules, I also wrote test cases. These cases allowed the user to create new Stations/Units, etc. The hardest part of the job was that we were in a huge building, but isolated from the main area. I'm used to working in a more diverse environment. In addition, there was no cafeteria on site and it took 20 minutes to get anything to eat. Lastly, I was contracted through Manpower to the job and the pay, for my skill set, was not up to standard.
ConsWorking through Manpower the salary was not up to my expectations.