Atlanta Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
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    Atlanta

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    work-life balance for a single person

    Cons

    lack of training for new hires

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    City of Atlanta - Do Better!

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

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time for 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
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    Meh...it's government

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - N/A in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time for 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
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    Secure Job dominated by politics

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    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
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    I like working for the City of Atlanta

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time for more than a 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
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    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Management Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Atlanta full-time for more than a 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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    Good work-life balance balance but pace and politics could be frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work 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

    Cons

    Lead 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 ManagementAdvice

    Professional 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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlanta

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very Political and lots of favoritism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Atlanta full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good learning experience after college

    Cons

    Don't have flexible work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Finance Department - Mid-level manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlanta

    Pros

    Super 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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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