City of Arlington, TX

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City of Arlington, TX Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
11 Reviews
2.6
11 Reviews
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City of Arlington, TX Mayor Robert Cluck
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  1.  

    A place to work after retirement.

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

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the job title for a city job.

    Cons

    Limited to no on-the-job training. No time/room to grow. Upper management is always looking to cut budgets. Decreasing staff/increasing workload. Little to no overtime available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fill open positions. Workload is stressful. Qualified employees should be recruited for other positions or provided training to advance.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    HR works for Arlington, not for you.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good pay if you can get a job there.

    Cons

    They will promote you if the want to get rid of you. Saw it a dozen times. Promotion, then bad reviews about not being able to "Accomplish your work." Fear the promotion if you work for the COA, it means they are actively trying to boot you out. Culture of the "Manager is always right and the lower rank is always wrong, even when the lower rank employee is correct." Also a severe degree bias in hiring for any position regardless of experience. And a severe ageism bias when hiring, they will take a younger degreed person over an experienced person every time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have real people working for you, quit talking down to them and take them seriously when they give suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    At one time was a great place to work but the out sourcing of additional agencies killed department.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cool atmosphere, near ATT Stadium and Globe Life Park. Work and life balance is fairly good but the industry is pretty far behind as far as the web and digital world.

    Cons

    Marketing and PR team did not work well together. Hard to get simple things accomplished. The out sourcing of agencies that over rode the internal creative department hindered work moral and slowed down process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX full-time (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
  6.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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, TX part-time (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    constant harassment and incompetent management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Arlington, TX

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time (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
  8.  

    Firefighter

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

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time (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
  9.  

    Dead Weight

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Analyst
    Former Employee - Management Analyst

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX 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
  10.  

    Great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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, TX

    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
  11.  

    Good on Paper

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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, TX

    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.

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