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City of Bloomington Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
11 Reviews
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    BLOOMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Police Officer  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at City of Bloomington full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some employees form their own clicks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Engineering Aide/Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering Aide in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at City of Bloomington as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Pretty laid back atmosphere, good hands on experience, learn how to do various behind-the-scenes work with road reconstruction projects. The people were really nice

    Cons

    Fairly dry job, Some people were definitely not "people persons" and sometimes the work environment was awkward. Lots of Intern-type tasks were given. Job lacks structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add structure and organization to this position. Everything was learn-as-you-go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Bloomington

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Can't go Wrong

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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 Bloomington as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -This city pays well and provides great benefits to full time employees
    -Pay for my position was best in pay and benefits in comparison to the surrounding city governments
    -City is not short in money that's for sure
    -staff is friendly enough

    Cons

    -no benefits for part time employees
    -lacks diversity in city hall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more diverse populations (ethnically, religious, etc)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good Place to work if you want government experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at City of Bloomington full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to work, Excellent Benefits

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

    I have been working at City of Bloomington

    Pros

    Benefits: health insurance, Retirement
    Good Management

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  10.  

    Park Maintenance-Good Pay-Relaxed Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at City of Bloomington

    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.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Although it was a fun experience, it eventually lead to nothing.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Golf Shop Employee  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Golf Shop Employee in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at City of Bloomington

    Pros

    As far as working at the golf course goes, I'd say the best reason to work for the City of Bloomington is for the free golf. The co-workers are also usually very nice as well.

    Cons

    No room for moving up in the organization. You're a minimum wage employee and your job is treated as such.

    Doesn't Recommend

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