City of Columbia, MO
3.0 of 5 5 reviews
www.gocolumbiamo.com Columbia, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

City of Columbia, MO Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014

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    Constant restructuring leads to mostly unstable work environments.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefits and fairly competitive pay

    ConsPoor upper administration and leadership

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    Poorly run, even for a government entity

    Employee (Current Employee)
    Columbia, MO

    ProsThere 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Columbia, MO

    ProsI 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.

    ConsNone 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.

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

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    Mostly positiive.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOffers stable and secure employment.

    ConsPolitical decisions sometimes trump sound business decisions.

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLittle 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 Senior ManagementConsistency 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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