City of Calgary Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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City of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Naheed Nenshi
154 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
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Employer!

      May 8, 2021 - Senior Sales Agent in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compressed Work Week Work Life Balance

      Cons

      Technology Resources can be challenging

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Wonderful place to work

      May 12, 2021 - Claims Representative in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Life Balance - Benefits - Team - Environment - Building - Access - Management Team

      Cons

      I love working at the City of Calgary Parking is expensive Commute

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Job Review at Southland

      May 11, 2021 - Recreation Leader in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There was the ability to teach kids and really develop your own skills

      Cons

      Some of the team members were very rude

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to Work!

      May 7, 2021 - Project Engineer in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great Place to work and make a living

      Cons

      No Cons, as it a normal day job

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      IT analyst Review

      May 4, 2021 - IT Analyst in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pretty good place to work

      Cons

      It can get stressful sometimes

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Political

      May 10, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Plenty of training and flexibility during COVID

      Cons

      The internal politics and project funding allocations are part of a highly political environment

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      typical government job

      May 11, 2021 - Senior Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      pension, decent pay, work/life balance

      Cons

      bureaucratic, not many opportunities to advance, not challenging

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good work life balance and benefits

      Apr 22, 2021 - Manager, Business Services in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Professional staff, well educated for the most part. Welcomes diversity.

      Cons

      Political influences across many decisions.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Salary

      Apr 25, 2021 - Ttansit Operator in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Easy job, good pay, good benefits

      Cons

      Tough Schedual, less supportive when needed

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Apr 19, 2021 - Data Analytics Peofessional in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good place to work with decent benefits.

      Cons

      Very slow in adopting new technology, no free coffee.

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