Working at City of Edmonton: company overview and reviews

City of Edmonton
City of Edmonton
421 reviews
City of Edmonton ratings
Average rating of 421 reviews on Indeed
3.8Work-life balance
3.7Pay & benefits
3.4Job security & advancement

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Based on 428 reviews

City of Edmonton reviews

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Overall reviews at City of Edmonton

Engineering Program Manager | Edmonton, AB | Feb. 7, 2020
Productive Workplace
Enjoy working with new people, learning opportunities and the growth of PM skills and abilities. This is excellent as it helps to build confidence in the work place and helps for future placement.
Security Guard | Edmonton, AB | Dec. 5, 2019
Productive fast paced competitive
JOB as security guard in Edmonton tower involves directing people to the right department and it involves patience, energy and very good interpersonal skills .people from all different background and culture come to the city for different types of problems or services they need .security guard has a important role to ensure a very peaceful environment in and around the city offices . I did my part to the best of my abilities and performed pretty well .
Senior Project Analyst | Edmonton, AB | Dec. 29, 2019
Amazing work culture
This is one of the best companies I have worked for. My immediate supervisor was very supportive for growth and development. Very respectful place to work with good compensation package.
ProsGood benefit package
General Manager | Edmonton, AB | Sep. 24, 2018
Capricious top down management.
Management doesn't have a clear vision. They are very top down in management style. Little honesty or transparency as to policies or direction filter down to workers or supervisors.
ProsGood pay
ConsLong hours, poor job security
Senior Business Process Analyst | Edmonton, AB | Nov. 1, 2017
Productive and great place to work
Busy work environment. I learned to deal with all types of people. Supervisors were great. Learning to deal with difficult people Excellent co-workers.
ProsGreat benefits, over all great place to work
ConsManagement could be more involved.
Supervisor | Edmonton, AB | Jun. 16, 2013
Excellent employer
There were no typical days in my position, every day was different, unpredictable. What starts as a quiet day can easily erupt into a flurry of public complaints, inquiries from the Mayor or City Councillors. Working with 30+ union staff was also a challenge especially when things go sideways. Interesting work but stressful at times. My duties as the Vegetation Management Supervisor and Integrated Pest Management Coordinator included the following: • Provided leadership in developing, implementing and managing annual work plans including recruiting required seasonal staff to implement annual work plans and capital projects • Built effective teams by providing coaching and counselling, organized staff orientation, safety training, attendance management, performance reviews and educational development. The most enjoyable part of the job was my accomplishments, • Led the Parks Vegetation Management Team in the continuous reduction of pesticide use from 1999 to 2012 leading to the Charles Labatiuk Award for Environmental Excellence • Instrumental in the development and implementation of the City’s Good Growing Neighbours public education pesticide reduction program • Forged partnerships with the County of Strathcona, City of St. Albert and City of Leduc in joining and contributing to the Good Growing Neighbours program • Represented the Vegetation Management section and the Good Growing Neighbours public education campaign as media spokesperson conducting tele
ProsOpportunities to advance
ConsConstant reorganizations, no continuity.
Lifeguard | Edmonton, AB | Jan. 29, 2014
Flexible hours with excellent in house training opportunities.
I have enjoyed working for the City of Edmonton for nearly 5 years. Over this time I have moved from a swimming instructor, to a lifeguard and over the past 2 years I have now been working as a pool service person nearly half the time I am at work. I have always been mechanically inclined and my supervisors have seen this and used me to their advantage. I am often in charge of heading back washes as well as completing pump and filtration system maintenance. If my supervisors are not around. I am always the one that my fellow co workers call upon if there is a mechanical or water chemistry related issue. I enjoy the problem solving aspect of it dealing with our complex filtration systems and find a sense of satisfaction when I can get things running smoothly.
ProsExcellent management and job security, a great feeling of belonging.
ConsHours can some times be unreliable, some weeks I'll work 50 hours a week and other's 30 hours per week.
Working Foreman | Edmonton, AB | May 2, 2019
good place to work
enjoyed my time there. some people made the work enjoyable others did not. good leadership and good chances for advancement. hours weren't the best but they were acceptable.
Mechanic Helper | Edmonton, AB | Mar. 28, 2018
Good job good place to work
Good job good place to work good starting wage great starting vacation and benefits lots of room to learn grow and advancements would go back to work for them asap
Program Specialist | Edmonton, AB | Nov. 1, 2017
Easy to move up
The culture behind the job is fine, the city promotes safe work. Management can be very unorganized and patrons can get abusive, which is the hardest part of the job. The city does pay way better than anyone else in the industry.

Questions and answers about City of Edmonton

What would you suggest City of Edmonton management do to prevent others from leaving?
Asked Mar. 25, 2017
Revamp management across the board They are set in their ways and privileged, retrain or replace with competent experienced professionals.
Answered Dec. 16, 2019
Stop treating your employees like they’re a dime a dozen. Stop financially cutting every single corner possible at the expense of employee well being. And hiring supervisor based on real life experience and quit with the university degrees get hired first nonsense. Too many bosses - not enough clues .
Answered Jun. 7, 2019
If you were to leave City of Edmonton, what would be the reason?
Asked Mar. 25, 2017
No job opportunity
Answered Nov. 5, 2019
Harassment by management
Answered Aug. 26, 2019
How should you prepare for an interview at City of Edmonton?
Asked Jul. 4, 2017
Your dressing. The first impression.
Answered Feb. 25, 2019
Always look into their eyes. Eye contact very important
Answered Jan. 2, 2019
What is the company culture at City of Edmonton?
Asked Feb. 12, 2018
Fantastic! You get out what you put into it. A good attitude goes a long way.
Answered Mar. 2, 2020
It used to be more fun and friendly and a family atmosphere. Over the past few years it has turned more into just being a job and a paycheck.
Answered Mar. 20, 2019
What are the perks offered by City of Edmonton?
Asked Jul. 4, 2017
A free membership that you don’t have time to use because you’re stuck working all the undesirable shifts.
Answered Feb. 20, 2019
-Bi-weekly pay for temporary employees -Monthly pay for permanent employees -Medical insurance -Overtime
Answered Nov. 20, 2018