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Boston Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
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  1.  

    Dedicated service with some politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    On the ground experience working in affordable housing development. Good work /life balance. Making positive changes in city for the residents.

    Cons

    Frequent reorganizations can hamper effectiveness, there are some political appointees in key positions who are not interested in doing a good job. They are sometimes beholden to developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Working for the Walsh Administration

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    Current Employee - Commissioner in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Commissioner in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston

    Pros

    Exciting job, multiple issues, good chance to help out the citizens of Boston.

    Cons

    Culture of immaturity, snap judgments, and disorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore experience in your rush to adopt youth as your motto.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Pleasant Place To Work But Low Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All of my coworkers were very nice, my work gave back to the community, the standards of work and etiquette are high, and benefits are fair. There was vacation, sick time, and tuition reimbursement, which was of value to me.

    Cons

    Pay was way below average, and in order to make more money you need to stay there longer, or get promoted. Salary is not based on merit. Politics are totally involved, obviously. The bathrooms are awful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    unhappy at work

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    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    the benefits are very good

    Cons

    the treatment of employees is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    It been wonderful working in Boston.

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    Current Employee - School Police Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - School Police Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the best reason to work in Boston is easy access to work.

    Cons

    The downside to working in Boston is to get a good job you have to know someone. Too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hire peoples that love there job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    No consistency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patrolman in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patrolman in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of people, learn the city, learn a profession and a disciplined field.

    Cons

    Fractured leadership. No consistency with rules and regulations. To much patronage hiring at the top of the chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the patrol force, and act on some of there ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Jobs and Community Services was Interesting but boring experience with a lot of down time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, ability to work on projects independently, well paid. I really enjoyed learning the ins and outs of how Jobs and Community Services works, but the expectations of work were so low (and there was often no work to do) that I did not gain much from the experience.

    Cons

    Crazy boring. There was never much to do, and I spent a lot of time reading blogs on my computer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect workers to do work. Do work yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere
    Central downtown location
    Excellent government benefits

    Cons

    Office politics can get in the way
    Must be ready to work during city emergencies, including weather emergencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    City of Boston is a good employer.

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    Current Employee - Manager D in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager D in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston

    Pros

    The City of Boston is an excellent employer offering fair wages, reasonable work hours, excellent benefits, and the state pension program.

    Cons

    Difficult fiscal times have limited the City's ability to provide services at levels citizens expect. Pending layoffs, reduction in staff, and the limited budget have many worried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The city has a large number of individual departments many of whom fight for limited funds leaving the departments less likely to work collaboratively.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    a well matched job for MPP/MPA/MBA candidates

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston

    Pros

    I've always experienced direct communication with senior staff. A lot of my work was project based. Quantitative methods are expected with superlative presentation and reporting skills.

    Cons

    The only drawback I really felt was the large number of employees in the City, which unfortunately leads to some level of inefficiency. There are also concerns about pay cuts and freezes in these times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Young talent is definitely up and coming with the City, and it shows with the attractive fellowships and programs offered for recent graduates. If this could be tailored to attract more students in career fairs, the program would flourish a lot more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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