Springdale Police Department - Arkansas

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Springdale Police Department - Arkansas Reviews

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    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emergency Services Dispatcher in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Emergency Services Dispatcher in Springdale, AR

    I have been working at Springdale Police Department - Arkansas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers and environment are laid back. There aren't a lot of ridiculous and strict rules. Most everyone here is really easy to get along with. Turn over is high just because of the industry and people thinking they can handle it when they can't, so there's the potential to move up in the ranks pretty quickly. You can learn a lot here, especially in the area of keeping your cool under stress. Great for a resume. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    In dispatch there isn't really any room for promotion unless a manager quits. Then there's lots of people gunning for that job. If you're wanting to move into another job though, 9-1-1 dispatcher is a good thing for a resume. You see how the world really works, there's very little good in it and a whole lot of bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift managers are all fine but the overall dispatch manager is new and doesn't listen to anything and can never make up her mind. Nothing she does makes any sense...

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Springdale Police Department - Arkansas Interviews

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

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    Emergency Dispatcher Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Springdale Police Department - Arkansas.

    Interview Details

    Submitted a paper application to HR and received a call within two weeks. When I was hired you had to take the Criticall computer test but they have moved to a different test now. I'm not sure what all it entails. Dress nice for the interview. It's not 3-piece suit nice, but business casual is expected. It is a panel interview with 4+ people interviewing you. It's fairly laid back and the questions aren't hard. They may be hard on you in the interview but everyone is laid back and easy going in real life. They're great people to work with.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. If you have previously had any trouble with the law or drugs, that might be hard to answer. Come interview ready and you will be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I have worked for this agency twice. The first time, there was no negotiating because I had no experience in the field. When I returned, I had experience in the field and they knew what I was capable of, so I was given a higher salary to match another offer I had gotten.
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Website www.springdaleark.org/pd
Headquarters Springdale, AR
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1879
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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