City of Philadelphia
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at City of Philadelphia full-time (less than a year)Pros
Great benefits make the city a good place to work. Room for growth and advancement as well. Training prepares you for the position you will hold. Work/life balance is awesome. Become knowledgeable about many different city agencies.Cons
The con is the requirement to live in the city of Philadelphia. And as any goverment position has old ideas and lacks innovative policy and procedures. The compensation could be better, not competitive at all.Recommends
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at City of Philadelphia.Interview Details
Hiring Process began by sitting for a civil service test. Once passed, and according to ones test score rank, the HR department head contacted the prospective employer via email to set up an interview.
Interview process was, overall, quite typical. The department conducted a 5 person panel interview asking typical interview questions like: greatest strength, greatest weakness, most challenging position/circumstance during previous employment, where does one see themselves in five years, etc. etc.; as well as a handful of industry specific questions to gauge baseline knowledge/competency.
Overall, did not consider the process to be difficult or challenging. The time frame from beginning to end, however, was roughly three months.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsSmall period of negotiation, but salary range is dictated by Civil Service regulations.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- None; all typical. Answer Question
Known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the nation, with a population of about 6 million. The city operates through some 80 departments, including emergency readiness, human services, the commission on aging, and literacy. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, Philadelphia has a mayor, 10 districts and 17 council members. The city, which hosts millions of tourists each year, is home to the Phillies, the Eagles, the Flyers, the 76ers, Bryn Mawr College, the Liberty Bell, and the National Constitution Center. The City of Philadelphia has an...