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Updated Jul 25, 2014
Atlanta – Atlanta – “City Hall”

Atlanta – Atlanta – “City Hall”
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3.0 23 reviews

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    Atlanta

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork-life balance for a single person

    Conslack of training for new hires

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    City of Atlanta - Do Better!

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsIt's a job and it gets the bills paid.

    ConsManagement, Leaders lacking leadership skills

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the golden rule "Treat others as you would like to be treated" rudeness, unprofessionalism, lies, unfair treatment, cursing, non of these things make a good leader. Read John C Maxwell, take some leadership classes and learn how to motivate and lead your team. It's NOT about you...We are hired for the citizens of Atlanta and the well being of the City, remember Detroit, Atlanta could be next...be careful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Meh...it's government

    N/A (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsHolidays/weekends off. Very few 9+ hour days

    ConsLack of raises/promotions. Located in shabby part of town

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect/reward all hard working employees with raises; fire the dead-weight

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Secure Job dominated by politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOnce you are employed with a Municipal government, it is difficult to get fired unless you are a moron. Even then you would have to put in extra effort to actually get released.

    ConsThe quality of your work is less important than the public perception. If public perception is against you, it doesn't matter how right you are.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways be prepared with another job lined up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I like working for the City of Atlanta

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsJob Security, personal growth, great position out of college

    ConsBudget deficits, who you know can determine your promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen an employee is doing exceptional well in their current position and you see that they have great potential in other position where they could earn more money, assist them in their career development

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management Analyst (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe City of Atlanta has decent benefits, 8 hour work days, close working relationship with other departments and divisions, and most promotion is from within.

    ConsBureaucracy at its finest nothing moves quickly or at the rate you would expect for normal business. Everything is based on your relationships employees establish during employment and not based on normal channels of command.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower employees to make decisions

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    Good work-life balance balance but pace and politics could be frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance is excellent.
    Benefits are not at all bad.
    I work with a good group of people.
    True Flexibility exists
    Challenging place to work, but meeting challenges is a good thing

    ConsLead by politicians all with own personal agenda. Politics rule.
    Culture where mediocre to subpar performance is expected and allowed in some departments
    Lack of cohesion among departments
    Pay below industry for most professional services employees (need to balance with work life)

    Advice to Senior ManagementProfessional behavior, striving for excellence and demanding the best from employees need to be established from the top down. You cannot be cursing your employees out behind closed doors and then going on camera to paint squeaky clean image. The city is positioned to be the prime city of the south. Get to work at making it happen; get to work the right way.

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    City of Atlanta

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Benefits..Pay is decent for Mid level and Senior Management

    ConsVery Political and lots of favoritism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Purchasing Agent (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood learning experience after college

    ConsDon't have flexible work hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Finance Department - Mid-level manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSuper smart senior management. Compensation is okay and stability is cool, but could be better (if you're looking for something stable with okay pay, then this is the place for you). If you're used to private sector mgmt. practices, compensation and culture, then stay in the private sector.

    ConsAs with gov't, too political. Senior management's inability to be 'real managers'. Spend too much time, putting out 'fires' everyday. There is a lack of career progression that can be defined. Although I don't mind working long hours sometimes, but people expect for you have no life and stay at work at all times of the night trying to get things done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to attract best and brightest, then develop a career progression plan for employees and mid-level managers and develop a sense of bench strength. Compensation needs to be more appropriate in-line with private sector. Bottom line, once the economy recovers with more job openings, there will be a mass exodus of employees...

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