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Great job

Customer Service (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsGreat work atmosphere
Central downtown location
Excellent government benefits

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

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

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It been wonderful working in Boston.

School Police Officer (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to hire peoples that love there job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Boston as a contractor for less than a year

ProsRelaxed 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementExpect workers to do work. Do work yourself.

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

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City of Boston is a good employer.

Manager D (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Boston

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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a well matched job for MPP/MPA/MBA candidates

Policy Analyst (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Boston

ProsI'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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementYoung 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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