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Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
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    Tough to get stuff done but extremely satisfying w the right people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Atlanta full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and manager
    Highly motivated people (for most part)
    The ability to (if you wanted) get things done that truly make a difference in people's lives

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucratic hurdles and toxic politics
    A fair amount of nepotism (as you would expect in any public sector job)
    A lot of "lifers" who would do anything (except their jobs) to stick around to collect a pension
    Lack of resources
    Extremely overstretched staff; creates tensions in the workplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on getting things done rather than worrying about the politics (although, sadly, that's the only way they get to keep their jobs). Learn to actually evaluate people based on skills and fight for more employee development and motivation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fascinating Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - City of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - City of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love having a tangible impact on the growth of my community. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Long hours, if that bothers you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to break down the silos.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Worst Company I've ever worked for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Atlanta full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    none..... I'd tell agents to stay away from this scam organization.

    Cons

    A ripoff.... Management is horrible. Read the ripoff reports -there are over 55 reports from around the country saying the same thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your agents with honesty , instead of lying and cheating them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    firefighter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firefighter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Firefighter in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    make a difference, save lives and property, work schedule

    Cons

    the salary is good for a person in their early 20's. unfortunately, there has not been annual raises for fireman in approximately 10 years. the opportunities for an increase in salary is via promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    correct the pay scale, continue to drive leadership to focus on development and training.

    Negative Outlook
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    Atlanta

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance for a single person

    Cons

    lack of training for new hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    City of Atlanta - Do Better!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management, Leaders lacking leadership skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Secure Job dominated by politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time

    Pros

    Once 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Always be prepared with another job lined up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Meh...it's government

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - N/A in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Holidays/weekends off. Very few 9+ hour days

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect/reward all hard working employees with raises; fire the dead-weight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    I like working for the City of Atlanta

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job Security, personal growth, great position out of college

    Cons

    Budget deficits, who you know can determine your promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Atlanta full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bureaucracy 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 ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees to make decisions

    Neutral Outlook
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