City of Columbia, MO

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City of Columbia, MO Reviews

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    Engineering Internship

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at City of Columbia, MO as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the people. My boss was a great guy who really took me under his wing to show me as much as possible. I learned a lot and I am very glad I was able to work there.

    Cons

    None really, they are great people that work in a very low stress environment. Sometimes the projects become somewhat monotonous but other than that it is hard to complain about.

    Recommends
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    Poorly run, even for a government entity

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    Current Employee - Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Employee in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of job security involved here, since like any government job is more secure than private enterprise. The pay is on the high end of low for any profession, which is better than unemployed. The benefits for the area are not bad and the city still has a pension.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between, when they come; performance is not taken in account. So you will see the person that barely does their job get the same raise as someone who busts their butt. The majority of upper management think they are better than the rank in file. Promotions are given out according to seniority or favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace City Manager Matthes and bring in someone who has run a business, rather than a life long bureaucrat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Constant restructuring leads to mostly unstable work environments.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Columbia, MO full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and fairly competitive pay

    Cons

    Poor upper administration and leadership

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    Mostly positiive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Columbia, MO

    Pros

    Offers stable and secure employment.

    Cons

    Political decisions sometimes trump sound business decisions.

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    okay if you need a job, but no good for a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Columbia, MO

    Pros

    -Stable income
    -low expectations
    -benefits are okay if you are single (if married with children you will pay through the nose)

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility (unless you are part of the good ole boy network)
    poor pay raises, next to no chance to reach the top of your pay grade

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency in all actions would be nice. Close loopholes that allow individual managers to make up rules. Hold management to higher standards, rather than just try to fill positions.

    Doesn't Recommend

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