Atlanta
3.2 of 5 19 reviews
www.atlantaga.gov Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Atlanta Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2014
Atlanta – Atlanta – “City Hall”

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I like working for the City of Atlanta

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

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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Atlanta, GA

I worked at Atlanta full-time for more than a year

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)

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

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)

I worked at Atlanta

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

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

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)

I have been working at Atlanta

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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Great experience, wish for more

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Atlanta

ProsGreat opportunities to work with a large City affecting not only the people of Atlanta, but the region as a whole.

ConsPromotions and advancements are hard to come by. Raises have not happened in 5+ years.

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

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Offers good benefits.

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Atlanta full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLarge group of employees with family oriented environment.

ConsAdvancement from entry level to management is not always granted to qualified candidates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very political and crooked work environment

Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsI dealt with a lot of company owners in my job capacity and met a lot of outstanding customers of all different nationalities that taught me differences in cultures. I gained a lot of friends during the years I worked for The City of Atlanta.

ConsI was initially promised more money for the job I was hired for but didn't get a raise for the entire time I was there. I worked for 5 years exceeding job expectations and revamping processes without any acknowledgement from Sr. Management or any bonuses or additional compensation. The City of Atlanta allows "bad" employees to ruin the work environment for those who actually have the drive to work and do positive things. The only way you get ahead in this company is if you "brown-nose", ignore the issues by keeping quiet, and are chummy with the higher men on the totem pole.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake Care of your Employees...THEY'RE LEAVING for Employers that WILL APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE w/out ALL OF THE DRAMA

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good job for a student.

Engineering Technician (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Atlanta

ProsFree time to study and flexible work hours

ConsTend to be a slower work pace

Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge your employees

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