City of Edmonton "full time" Reviews | Glassdoor.com.au

City of Edmonton Employee Reviews about "full time"

Updated 1 Nov 2018

To filter reviews, or .

4.0
75%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
Approve of CEO
City of Edmonton CEO Don Iveson
Don Iveson
109 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance, pension(in 33 reviews)

  • "Good pay, easy going environment, little complicated work(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "In order to be considered for any permanent, full time positions you have to be considered permanent Staff Support(in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor decision making by upper management, does not listen to the people who are the experts in their area, no recognition(in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Reviews about "full time"

Return to all Reviews
  1. "Not Bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    No pay increase for full time and lack of communication.

    City of Edmonton2018-11-02
  2. "Staff Support is not a foot in the door."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    As staff support you find yourself working in different departments and branches. Most of the time the staff you work with are awesome. Wages were great. I learned a lot about how COE works in different branches. Met some really cool and supportive people and had one or two really great assignment supervisors who encouraged me to apply for certain permanent and/or temporary positions.

    Cons

    Time between assignments can be long. Office politics were the worst. In order to be considered for any permanent, full time positions you have to be considered permanent Staff Support. This is done by working something like 60 hours, every consecutive pay period for a year. Talents, skills and potential barely stand a chance to be recognized. No benefits, even after employed for 2 or more years.

    City of Edmonton2018-02-16
  3. "Great coworkers. Poor management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
     

    I worked at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    Good hours and a lot of over time. Fast paced environment. A decent variety of work tasks. Nice work facilities.

    Cons

    Work can be repetative. Minimal full time/ permanent positions. Some unfair treatment of employees. Employees not given much freedom or trust.

    Advice to Management

    Have more trust in your employees

    City of Edmonton2017-03-15
  4. "Us vs. Them"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Co-Op Student in Edmonton, AB
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    Hands on.. There is literally no one else here some days to do the work, so they'll ask you to pitch in, and it's a huge learning experience

    Cons

    There is literally no one else here some days, because the management style of the partner company at my site is.. difficult to live with. Co-op students are expected to go head-to-head with senior engineers because the students are often more experienced. There's no impetus to hire on a full-time engineer, so good luck to you if you're trying to find a co-op job that will lead directly to a post-grad position.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of brushing them to the wayside, empower the engineers. They are extremely knowledgeable, they care about keeping this city running, and they have the skills to make it happen.

    City of Edmonton2016-11-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Part-time workers were very helpful in helping other part-time workers to find work outside the City of Edmonton to survive the low pay, and seasonal working time offered at the City of Edmonton.

    Cons

    Should never take a part time job at the CIty of Edmonton and hope that it will transpire into a full time job. Part workers wanting full time work needs to have an "in" to advance. Otherwise, it is no go. This is something that supervisors will not tell you to your face. Pi

    Advice to Management

    Do not have supervisors write job descriptions and also give themselves the ability to hire their own staff. What happens is that supervisors writes a job descriptions to suit his/her friend. They gives them the ability to build their own empire with friends of theirs.

    City of Edmonton2016-11-05
  6. "Amazing Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at City of Edmonton full-time

    Pros

    Takes care of employee needs Very solid team Job stability

    Cons

    Temporary Full-Time positions does not get benefits

    City of Edmonton2016-08-09
  7. "One awesomely green city!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Natural History Interpreter- Rec Tech I in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Edmonton

    Pros

    A large diversity of different jobs. Management takes care of problems very effectively and co-workers are always willing to lend a hand

    Cons

    Can take a very long time to get in working permanent full time (work for a long time without benefits or paying into pension)

    Advice to Management

    Creating more full time perm. job positions (especially within community services and sustainable development)

    City of Edmonton2015-09-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Transportation Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at City of Edmonton part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are interesting and great to work with, while it lasts.

    Cons

    Dead end job for part time employees. Must have acceptance from an insider to get a full time job within the City.

    City of Edmonton2015-08-05
Found 8 reviews