City of Arlington, TX Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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City of Arlington, TX Mayor Robert Cluck
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  1. clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    opportunities at the City of Arlington

    Cons

    Driving on the streets of Arlington to and from work


  2. Shady at Best

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hmmm....it is a paycheck. The state TMRS is a better option than social security. You just have to not die a living death to get to retirement.

    Cons

    Cronyism, overworked, hidden agendas, lack of respect for personal life, general false advertising in general. Sadly the health benefits are horrible for a city. The prideful boast of "being efficient" is spin for we are cheap and overwork certain departments. I understand a government entity has bureaucrats but if the average citizen knew just how much is going on behind the scenes they'd be on the steps of the courthouse demanding action. Rationalization and denial are key to working for the City of Arlington.

    Advice to Management

    You won't listen anyway.


  3. Code Compliance Officer

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

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX

    Pros

    As with any government job, great benefits. Benefits out-weigh the salary.

    Cons

    There are some, as with any job.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Assistant Director

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits--- Good Retirement, Vacation and Sick Leave

    Cons

    Budget challenges, slow pay increases, lack of positivity, many employees not happy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  6. Non-stop work

    Former Employee - Senior Clerk/Accounts Payable Clerk in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Clerk/Accounts Payable Clerk in Arlington, TX

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in the Police Dept., meet different types of personal.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    The worst move that I have made professionaly.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Monday through Friday work schedule.

    Cons

    Low pay, HORRIBLE BENEFITS, no raises and poor management. You would think because the city is so big that there is a lot of room for growth but people retire from here and when they leave they recommend someone for the position so even if you apply, you really don't have a chance because the position is already filled. Coming from the private sector to here is a huge culture shock because of how unprofessional majority of the people are.

    Advice to Management

    We are not meant to be friends, you are my manager, supervisor, director, etc. There is no way that an employee should stroll in an hour late and then take a three hour lunch and it is deemed as acceptable. Be more concerned with being accomplished as a team instead of being friends. Also change pay to reflect work load and job duties because as of now it doesn't.


  8. Literacy Coordinator

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

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    City of Arlington was a great place to work for! Although I was only employed for a year due to my contract, I enjoyed my time here

    Cons

    It seems that compensation is not as high as some other cities.


  9. Helpful (1)

    I have been employed at the City for 5+ years.

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

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    My position allows me quite a bit of freedom with limited supervision. The benefits are great (low cost insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.

    Cons

    If you are the hardest worker and the best at what you do, do not expect to get the promotion; that will go to the least qualified (I suspect the "good ol boy" or the brown-noser will get it every time). Raises are near-nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the hardest worker who has the experience from a previous job when it is time for promotion. Otherwise, there is no incentive to do your best work. And give merit raises; this 1% here, 2& there for everyone is almost an insult.


  10. Helpful (1)

    HR works for Arlington, not for you.

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

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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.



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