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City of Baltimore Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
7 Reviews
2.4
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Average Workforce

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at City of Baltimore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent health insurance benefits for low-income families
    Decent compensation

    Cons

    Quality of workplace depends on agency and supervisor, of which there are many
    Not much opportunity for salary increases

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at City of Baltimore full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The most positive aspects of this work are the extremely talented colleagues, and the importance of the work that we do.

    Cons

    There is a high level of beaurocracy and all suggestions to improve the process are treated as additions, thereby complicating all work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency is better, and allowing all levels of employees to recommend improvements would help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I was horriable,you dont know if today will be your last day,they cant even support there retires

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at City of Baltimore full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    no pros they will lay you off with no apparent motive

    Cons

    no job security,cant even pay there retires,and wont pay you your money on time,they have whom they want working there,and they are scared of the rest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get training,all deserve to be fired

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Meh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Baltimore

    Pros

    I've met some wonderful people in the short period of time I've worked here, which has been a wonderful surprise.

    Cons

    Baltimore City Government is a reflection of the people who live in here. Salaries are too low. Not competitive at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make all managers take a mandatory management class.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of challenges, great colleagues.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Baltimore

    Pros

    Work-life balance, interesting projects, generous benefits

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, many budget cuts

  7.  

    Professional Employee City of Baltimore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at City of Baltimore

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, surprisingly good salaries.

    Cons

    Croneyism and lack of information flow, and poor systems make it impossible to do an effective job; causing a good amount of frustration. Management does not help. No review process for employees/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to take more of a stake in what is going on, get the big picture and act to make departments effective. They must stop acting like entitled placeholders waiting for their pensions. They must promote honestry, integrity and competency by setting the example themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for short term

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at City of Baltimore

    Pros

    Location, no stress, easyt going

    Cons

    Boring job - no upside.
    -Long hours.
    -Incompetent staff.
    -Incompetent managers.
    -Multiple projects at the same time with same deadlines.
    -Decent salary, but the pay does not justify hours and stress levels.
    -Mobile devices - blackberry and laptop give managers the right to bother you whenever and wherever with questions. No clear distinction between work and life balance.
    -Some industry groups have "cliques." The partners of these cliques work on the best clients of that particular group, determine compensation, and promotions. You need to luck out and get on one of those clients or you are out of luck. Careers shouldn't be based on luck of the draw.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the city

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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