City of Calgary Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2021

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3.9
80%
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City of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Naheed Nenshi
145 Ratings
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  • "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. "Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Services 

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance, compensation, work schedule

    Cons

    Slow pace, too much management

  2. "Decent pay, stable hours"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Parks Maintenance 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pension, salary, safety equipment, coworkers

    Cons

    Union mentality can lead to lack of productivity

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  3. "A career opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Pension, benefits, stability, little to no travel

    Cons

    Stagnant and not agile at times. Bureaucracy tends to get in the way of innovation.

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  4. "Stable employment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    stability, good work life balance, consistent pay cheques

    Cons

    large percentage of salary goes back into the pension plan, difficult to move up, very boring work..

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  5. "good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay, good friends fun work

    Cons

    not great respect for employees

  6. "not sure"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Skatepark Monitor in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    great people and fun supportive work environment

    Cons

    seasonal job position and program is underfunded

  7. "great benefits"

    5.0
    Former Employee - City of Calgary Garbage Man in Calgary, AB

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    fulfilling work, I loved helping people

    Cons

    not anything I can think of at the moment

  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Rotation opportunity are often provided

    Cons

    Not aware of any particularly

  9. "Good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Meat Wrapper in Calgary, AB
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Calgary part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid team to work with and appropriate workload

    Cons

    Customers are sometimes unreasonable and challenging

  10. "City of Calgary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, people, location and perks

    Cons

    Hours, Cold, Bureaucracy, short notice moves

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