City of Bloomington Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Great enviorenment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at City of Bloomington part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They cycle through the tasks you preform so that it doesn't get mundane. Very nice about mistakes I made in my first couple weeks.

    Cons

    Sometimes the patrons can get really frustrated and take it out on you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing! I loved all the activities we had to keep things interesting. Great experience.


  2. Nice people, great facilities

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

    I have been working at City of Bloomington

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful town, nice events and parks, friendly staff, some progressive thinkers

    Cons

    Don't pay interns, some slackers


  3. Great place to work!

    • 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 Bloomington

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, great work environment, reasonable hours

    Cons

    cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    no advice to management at this time


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  5. BLOOMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at City of Bloomington full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some employees form their own clicks.


  6. Great employees

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

    I worked at City of Bloomington

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A bit laid down office atmosphere, Very nice friendly staff pool, very good benefits for Full time employee. Good parking space for Employees and clients.

    Cons

    No so much of out of office events or activities which they need to include to give employee time to know each other outside of office environments. No benefits for Part time employees which they have some staff which have never got chance to be full time even though they have worked there for over 10 yrs.


  7. Great city to work for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Bloomington

    Pros

    Positive, supportive place to work. Progressive city. Great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement but that depends on the department. Located in south Bloomington.


  8. No one fully thinks through processes and potential to change positions is limited.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Staff IV in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Support Staff IV in Bloomington, IL

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

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

    Pros

    If you can get a full time job, they do give you benefits.

    Cons

    There are tons of clicks and promotion is not based on merit. It is very important who you make friends with - it has an effect on advancement. Wages do not increase on a schedule. Just because you are qualified, can do the work well, and have asked to do the work does not mean they even interview you for the position when it becomes available.

    Advice to Management

    The City Manager rules everything. City Council makes poor decisions on a regular basis.


  9. Good Place to work if you want government experience

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

    I have been working at City of Bloomington full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent work environment, can learn about all facets of municipal govt, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    goals can change after each election, little opportunity to provide feedback to Sr leadership, govt does not go near the cutting edge due to beauracracy. Little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees that do the work and have the experience. Citizens fell you should work for free.


  10. Good place to work, Excellent Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telecommunicator in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Telecommunicator in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at City of Bloomington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits: health insurance, Retirement Good Management

    Cons

    Being a government job everything is bid on which means always behind on technology.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more performance related review, deal with discipline individually rather than as a whole


  11. Park Maintenance-Good Pay-Relaxed Atmosphere

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

    I have been working at City of Bloomington

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Pay, For the most part other employees are easy to work with, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Some people in management positions have never worked in the field.



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