City of Cedar Rapids Reviews

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  1. CR Parks and Rec is a great place to learn how to work

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    Former Employee - Aquatics Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Aquatics Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Cedar Rapids part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Of the many pools I worked at and managed, Cedar Rapids' Aquatics program was the best. The culture is one of hard work and fun. The supervisor is well known among aquatics programmers in Iowa as having one of the best-trained staff and the most efficient policies for safely running pools. Hiring and work assignments were thought out and made it extremely inclusive and friendly to work. Management has a lot of training and doesn't slack off. Good pay and a lot of hours also make it a great high school / college job.

    Cons

    Summers are definitely the best time to work, and off-season work is both scarce and boring at the small indoor pool. Sometimes the distinct pool assignments mean you get stuck at smaller pools with less action and fewer staff. However, assigning staff to pools is still superior to moving people around all the time because it means you can have a place and some people to get used to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expecting the best from staff and encouraging good staff to return and take on management positions!


  2. Decent Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Cedar Rapids part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly supervisors, Flexible Scheduling, Ok starting pay

    Cons

    No real perks or benefits, no real raise potenial


  3. Aquatics Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Cedar Rapids part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job, especially if you like being outside and working with people. Teaching lessons is optional but a great addition to the job.

    Cons

    Working with the public can be challenging at times, other than that, no down side.


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  5. Internship turned to labor camp

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    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Cedar Rapids as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No real pros.No real pros.No real pros.No real pros.No real pros.

    Cons

    Work wasn't challenging. Low compensation. No growth potential. No reference will be provided at the end of the internship, due to upper management requirement to avoid law suit - what a joke. Just a summer job. Go better places.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul internship program.


  6. Good pace of work and plenty of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pace of work, people

    Cons

    Don't have any so far


  7. A very good and positive experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ever changing, but at a good pace. For the most part all employees are nice and easy to work for and with in all departments.

    Cons

    Sometimes communications between various departments is not good on some projects. Gradually, this is becoming less and less of a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing city workers with the tools we need to do our jobs better and create a positive atmosphere for the community at large.


  8. City of Cedar Rapids

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and fair wages

    Cons

    Too much cronyism. Hard working employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote individuals based on a person's experience and knowledge rather than on who they know or who they ingratiate.



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