City of Arlington
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www.arlingtontx.gov Arlington, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

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City of Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck

Robert Cluck

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    An okay place to work, if you do not have big career goals

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is decent for other cities in the area. TMRS retirement is good, and stable.

    ConsEmpty promises, and a lot of "big talk" from management. Pay increases are not keeping up with the current cost of living.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Aquatics Manager (Former Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsGreat Management
    Caring Staff
    Flexible Hours
    Competitive Pay
    Fun environment

    ConsNot a lot of upwards growth
    Limited Resources

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    constant harassment and incompetent management.

    Information Technology (Former Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    Prosthe city as a whole is a good place to work. there are quite a few benefits which include TMRS, matching 401k & more sick time than you could ever use.

    Consmanagement, particularly IT management is completely incompetent. the main goal of these people is to build their own ego. they have no concept of emerging technologies or current technologies for that matter. projects are mothballed, put off, or simply ignored because of the lack of intelligence upper management possess. technical staff are constantly beaten over the head in the wild goose chase of catch phrases and acronyms such as BYOD, MDM, VDI. There is a constant fear of being blamed for any small human error. the culture is something that I would not have believed it if I had not seen it for myself.

    Advice to Senior Managementleave... hopefully someone will find out that you are a complete burden to the organization and the citizens of the city and fire you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Firefighter (Former Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsProfessional organization with excellent salary and benefits. This is a career position with opportunity for advancement. Employees general never quit here, they work until retirement.

    ConsEveryone must adhere to being 100% politically correct.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dead Weight

    Management Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits (Must use a minimum of 5 words so here they are. It's all I could think of that's good)

    ConsWay too much dead weight. Management isn't allowed to provide constructive feedback to employees. Many employees do nothing to contribute and continue to get raises eaxch year, just based on tenure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to fire the dead weight. Provide some backing and support to middle management. Don't let fear/Legal run your organization. You aren't doing your citizens any good by taking a large salary for nothing. Oh yeah, do something about Mayor Cluck grabbing and groping women.

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

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    Great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsThe City of Arlington has great benefits, and is an enjoyable place to work. High performers are recognized and appreciated, and treated well. The performance review process is very fair and encourages truthfulness. I also like the overall diversity of city employees.

    ConsThe biggest downside is the huge amount of bureaucracy. If you like a fast-paced challenging environment, you probably will not thrive here. Also, there are some people in high places that have been there for so long that they are extremely resistant to change. It can make for a difficult work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of or re-train the clogs in the pipe, and the City of Arlington could be so much more effective and efficient. HIgh-level management encourages it's lower level employees to be productive and efficient and welcome change- they need to take their own advice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good on Paper

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsGood Central location in the DFW area
    Above average salary compared to other cities in the area
    arlington is growing
    Some of the people here are the best I've ever worked with

    ConsHeavy on Management
    No true innovation
    Very important to keep to the "company line"

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees more and discover what it is truly like on the front lines. We are here for you, so please be here for us.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsSome great employees at the director and asst director level

    ConsPoor upper management; no loyalty to city manager or council

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove communication and support each other and council decisions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Arlington is ok but could be beeter

    Management Analyst (Former Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    ProsThe compensation compared to other cities was pretty high which was good. The city also believed in promoting and working your way up so advancement opportunities were high.

    ConsThe work life balance was non-existent. There was no short term disability or parental leave. The city also did not utilize alternative schedules or flex work time or remote work possibilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo gain more trust with your employees. There was not enough communication with employees, sometimes they heard how the city was doing on the news. There was a level of mistrust amongst employees.

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