City of Edmonton Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2020

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3.9
64%
Recommend to a Friend
49%
Approve of CEO
City of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson
Don Iveson
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Interesting projects, work life balance, earned days off(in 35 reviews)

  • "good benefit, good pay, good management(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor decision making by upper management, does not listen to the people who are the experts in their area, no recognition(in 8 reviews)

  • "more rigid hierarchy than private sector(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Control Systems Technician in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Great work life balance

    Cons

    Pay isn't great Politics are heavy

  2. "great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Teacher in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    nice work environment, great staff and leaders

    Cons

    no significant cons ,average payment....


  3. "Very great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Registered Medical Assistant 

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    Great people great pay extra hours

    Cons

    Slow job slow work slow

  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer-In-Training in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance / benefits

    Cons

    Fast paced, stew learning curve

  5. "Edmonton Lifeguard"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    Good team of people to work with

    Cons

    Hours can be limited sometimes

  6. "Great employer and work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Council Assistant in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    flexible and varied work good salary and benefits public service

    Cons

    bureaucratic frustrations long timelines more rigid hierarchy than private sector

  7. "Consistent, but too heavy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    - Consistent work - Decent teams

    Cons

    - Poorly managed - Lack of growth - Lack of leadership

  8. "Great job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor - Aquatics 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very organized, lots of training, and pays well especially because you can start when you’re 15. You also get access to all city of Edmonton recreation facilities.

    Cons

    Hours can be a bit inconsistent- sometimes you get many more or less than you had planned for.

  9. "Challenging"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, Challenging work, service mindset

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Entitlement Mentality, Unproductive employees

  10. "Good job for students"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard 

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, generally easy job

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures mean shorter shifts and weekend work

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