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Updated August 7, 2015
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  1. Dedicated service with some politics

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  2. Paralegal

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work doesn't take over your life. Very easy going and laid back office.

    Cons

    It is difficult to move up in ranks. Compensation.


  3. Decent internship experience. Worked with a task force that cleaned up activities in surrounding Boston neighborhoods.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is composed of people with a diverse background. They are helpful and friendly for the most part. Work setting was stable and organized

    Cons

    Supervisors usually care more their own work than the people they are in charge of. Independence is one thing, but not having enough active tasks to be handed to interns is another.

    Advice to Management

    Be more active with the youth if you choose to take on an internship program. There purpose is to try and get them experience working and learn something.


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  5. Working for the Walsh Administration

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commissioner in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Commissioner in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Culture of immaturity, snap judgments, and disorganization.

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Pleasant Place To Work But Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  7. unhappy at work

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    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the benefits are very good

    Cons

    the treatment of employees is not good

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better


  8. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Try to hire peoples that love there job.


  9. No consistency

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patrolman in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patrolman in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston as a contractor (Less than a 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 Management

    Expect workers to do work. Do work yourself.


  11. Great job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston full-time (More than a 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



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