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City of Edmonton Manager Reviews

Updated 13 May 2020

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City of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson
Don Iveson
6 Ratings
  1. "Going through difficult transformation with funding challenges."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and innovation in some areas

    Cons

    Lacking strategic direction at the business unit level.

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  2. "Accountability to deliver on values and potential for advancement"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program/Project Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Predictability relating to daily work. Good benefits. Opportunity for lateral moves. Union positions provide more job structure.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks vision and accountability for performance. Limited opportunity for growth beyond lateral position changes. Work progresses slowly and wasteful rework. Heavy reliance on and deflection of responsibility to contractors.

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  3. "good palce to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    relatively good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    too much work and lack of work/life balance

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Technology Department Culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The City is trying hard to improve its culture but has a long way to go. Being a large organization with discrete Departments, some Departments and Branches are more successful than others when trying to live the corporate values.

    Cons

    Inability to create a safe workplace where employees feel properly supported. Systemic blame culture, with no management accountability. Cowardly dismissal practices where the tough conversations are completely avoided.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wide diverse organization with plenty to learn and do

    Cons

    Long term senior clerical staff with no education and an intense fear of change. Clerical staff run the department and dictate the negative culture. They dismiss the city manager and al of management... if you haven't worked there for 10 years you are deemed to be unaware and valued

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  6. "Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, earned day off program, internal professional development opportunities. Most of the people are helpful and friendly to work with. There’s flexibility in the day, and time goes by quickly.

    Cons

    Working in a large organization presents communication challenges, there’s always change in the organization and reorgs that cause some chaos, fear, and frustration. Some lazy people too who don’t want to be accountable or like to hand off work to others.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Run like private. Good learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Inefficiency prevails at all levels. For public servant pay, and precarious job security, and a private company like workload, you would rather work for an actual private company and have less hassle and more room for growth and opportunity. Upper Management is made of non-industry people from various private sector companies, who don't know how to run a corporation, goes to show why they are here and not working for a private company successfully.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good employer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The City of Edmonton has good benefits, good people to work with, many options for further development within the organization, a clear vision, shared among employees..

    Cons

    The City of Edmonton is a large organization, with a fair amount of politics. Construction areas are mostly run by (white) males, and this has an effect on the people that they hire and keep.

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  9. "Great place to work, would highly recommend"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, competitive salaries, fantastic benefits, opportunity for career advancement

    Cons

    Can be very bureacratic, very slow to change, lots of older staff who resist change

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Program Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    Earned day off program, reasonable pay, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of competition internally that can create tension and anxiety.

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