City of Calgary Reviews

Updated Sep 30, 2021

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City of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Naheed Nenshi
168 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance at the City(in 50 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, even for part-time(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Heavily unionized environment that has minimal, if any, flexibility (e(in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor structure and work environment(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 5, 2021 - Office Administrator in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, very fair wages and good environment. Lots of opportunity for growth, work life balance and flexibility.

      Cons

      Some administrators were not permitted to work compressed work weeks.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good pay and respectful workplace

      Sep 29, 2021 - Customer Service Coordinator in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary Opportunities for development Training opportunities

      Cons

      Unionized environment can be difficult to move up the ladder

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company to work for and love the culture here

      Sep 28, 2021 - Business Process Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/life balance Flexible and great benefits Supportive peers

      Cons

      Lack of urgency and change

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible work options

      Sep 24, 2021 - Manager in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, work from home, training, coworkers

      Cons

      Pay freeze since 2017. Some old school leadership who keep information pertinent to you career a secret.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      worklife balance

      Sep 1, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      freedom of work life balance

      Cons

      less staffs to more jobs

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for!

      Aug 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They have spent lots of time building culture and it shows. - Great environment and culture - encouraging coworkers - impactful work

      Cons

      Not much to say, I have enjoyed this workplace.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Nightmare

      Sep 30, 2021 - Communications 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension is nice. Work from home options.

      Cons

      Nightmare. Toxic environment. People are stressed, overworked, tired. Council tries to cut our salaries. Racist, sexist team dynamics. Few people I know enjoy it.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Employer but lower pay

      Aug 17, 2021 - Project Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/life balance, family like atmosphere, opportunities to move around within the corporation, training opportunities are endless

      Cons

      Much lower pay for experienced engineers than industry leading to many currently looking to leave, collaboration between BU’s is minimal

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Job

      Jul 27, 2021 - Communications Officer in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Pay Family work Environment Good benefits (Dental and Health) Good Mental Health support

      Cons

      At times the subject matter on the phone calls were traumatic to listen to

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work for

      Jul 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work for.

      Cons

      Yearly vacation duration is not much when you first join.

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