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City of Calgary Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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City of Calgary CEO Naheed Nenshi
Naheed Nenshi
120 Ratings
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  • "Business units still operate in silos, which is often quite wasteful and inefficient(in 8 reviews)

  • "Some unionized co-workers are lazy and causing overall work morale to decline(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Admin assistant at the City of Calgary"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Worklife balance is available and encouraged

    Cons

    Management can be very top heavy

    City of Calgary2019-08-14
  2. "Great Pay, less work"

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    Former Employee - Summer Student 

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Direct about interview process

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, senior management super busy hard to communicate and work with

    City of Calgary2019-09-19
  3. "Fun job but disorganized management"

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    Former Employee - Recreation Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great work environment! Lots of fun!

    Cons

    The management is iffy, constantly changing. This heavily affects the programs they run

    City of Calgary2019-09-19
  4. "Culture"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Large organization with many levels of management

    City of Calgary2019-08-19
  5. "Professional and Caring"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. They provide great oppurtinities to grow and challneging work to keep you satisfied.

    Cons

    Very professional organization. Nothing to share

    City of Calgary2019-08-05
  6. "Decent benefits and pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, colleagues are great to work with.

    Cons

    Get used to working lots of uncompensated overtime, and constant change in direction from management.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your long term priorities, deliverables, and revenue streams. It's not fair to the workers to constantly shift focus because of a councillor's whims.

    City of Calgary2019-08-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Low employee morale"

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    Former Employee - Communications Planner 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central location downtown 1/5 colleagues were nice

    Cons

    Most hires are mid twenties with no work experience which contributes to unprofessional environment Flip flops and jeans commonplace, no dress code Toxic work environment with no sense of community on the communications team

    Advice to Management

    Review your suggestion box.

    City of Calgary2019-08-11
  8. "Make a living, make a life"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Calgary full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work in different departments within the city Pay is very good. Benefits are good

    Cons

    Public doesn't often appreciate the dedication of the staff who work for the city. Politicians don't seem to grasp the work of the city.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is critical to the success of your team. Make use of the corporate services that are available. Most importantly remember you are all on the same team...all the GMs, all the Directors and all the Managers.

    City of Calgary2019-07-16
  9. "sweer"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Marketing in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Calgary full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing place to work at

    Cons

    The commute it very long

    City of Calgary2019-06-24
  10. "Calgary pool"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Calgary, AB
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job if you are a student!

    Cons

    You have to teach swimming to get lifeguard shifts.

    City of Calgary2019-06-22
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