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City of Charlottesville Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014

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3.6 5 reviews

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people to work for, they pay basic living wage to all positions.

    Lifeguard (Current Employee) Charlottesville, VA

    ProsThe pay is great and the people are awesome

    ConsThe city does not have the best way to disperse it's cash

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was a good entry level job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCommitted, organized staff, but my hours were mostly overnight.

    Cost of living is manageable. Charlottesville is a great city.

    ConsExpect a lot of on call hours. The overtime is well received but you can expect to work a lot. Weekends will often become a luxury instead of expectation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe best reward is time off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's small city government in Virginia, so probably typical

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get to learn all the ins and outs of the community and local government really well. Lots of good people who are working very hard and actually care about how taxpayer dollars are being spent. Fair salaries for most employees and plenty of opportunities for developing skills.

    ConsNot much room for advancement. Raises don't happen very frequently. Internal politics, especially with HR, holds back a lot of progress. Along with the great employees, there are also a fair number of employees who are terrible at their jobs, but will never be let go.

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    City work is easy and stress free, but don't work here if you're looking to advance quickly.

    Temporary Engineering Technician (Current Employee) Charlottesville, VA

    ProsLaid back atmosphere. No real repercussions if you mess up. Learn a little bit and looks good on a resume.

    ConsThe positive is also a negative. No matter how hard you work all that is available to you is the 4% raise every year. There is no more compensation for doing a good job then doing a bad job. Due to this fact, many employees are unproductive and waste city resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake people accountable for their actions. Reward good, hard work with adequate compensation and punish laziness with lack of compensation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReasonably fair wage for a local government which generally supports a balance between work and family.

    ConsLimited career growth. Salaries does not keep pace with the job market. You may hire in somewhat close to market rate, however, with the small raises (if there are any) you fall behind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee recognition is important.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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