City of Calgary Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2020

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3.6
74%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
Approve of CEO
City of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Naheed Nenshi
141 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance at the City(in 48 reviews)

  • "Good benefits package with defined benefits pension plan and health spending account(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)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "awesome"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Greatly enjoyed my position at the City.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about my time with the City.

  2. "Good place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintainer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good wage, benefits, pension and people. Great place to work

    Cons

    Always a political aspect to the choices made


  3. "A+++ employer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance; many opportunities to learn and grow; wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    None that no other workplace also has.

  4. "Good Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Compensation is low but with great benefits

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  5. "Good place"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Operator in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Flex schedule for all days

    Cons

    Long time on split shifts

  6. "Decent Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and relaxed atmosphere here.

    Cons

    Work is slow-going and sometimes montonous

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  7. "Great Balance"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Transit Support Services 

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Good people making life better for Calgary

    Cons

    Experiences typical bureaucracy at times.

  8. "Idk"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSR-1 in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, pay, pay, pay, pay

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, politics, slow, boring, not fun

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  9. "If you are looking for a modern, caring environment - run and look elsewhere"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, interesting projects, great colleagues

    Cons

    No life-work balance, bullying, no performance management, archaic management style, no advancement, no training, no flexibility, difficult to schedule time off

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  10. "Average"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is Engaging and fulfilling work

    Cons

    Poor structure and work environment

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