City of Arlington

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9 Reviews
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City of Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck
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  1.  

    An okay place to work, if you do not have big career goals

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Arlington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aquatics Manager  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Aquatics Manager in Arlington, TX

    I worked at City of Arlington part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Management
    Caring Staff
    Flexible Hours
    Competitive Pay
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of upwards growth
    Limited Resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    constant harassment and incompetent management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Arlington, TX

    I worked at City of Arlington full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the 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.

    Cons

    management, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Firefighter

    Former Employee - Firefighter  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Firefighter in Arlington, TX

    I worked at City of Arlington full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Everyone must adhere to being 100% politically correct.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Dead Weight

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Analyst
    Former Employee - Management Analyst

    I worked at City of Arlington full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Way 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at City of Arlington

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good on Paper

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at City of Arlington

    Pros

    Good 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    City of Arlington Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX

    I worked at City of Arlington

    Pros

    Some great employees at the director and asst director level

    Cons

    Poor upper management; no loyalty to city manager or council

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication and support each other and council decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Arlington is ok but could be beeter

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Analyst  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Arlington, TX

    I worked at City of Arlington

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    To 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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