City of El Paso

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City of El Paso Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
10 Reviews
3.6
10 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Fire Chief in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Fire Chief in El Paso, TX

    I worked at City of El Paso full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work across departments.

    Cons

    Salaries are all below market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, terrible leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at City of El Paso

    Pros

    Decent hours, good pay, exposure to ️lots of talented people

    Cons

    Management plays favorites, you end up doing work for others on top of an already heavy workload Very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place but could and should be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at City of El Paso full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Time - off policies and work life balance
    Four day work week

    Cons

    WAY WAY TOO MUCH BUREAUCRACY
    City attorneys along with most directors are clueless; too afraid of getting sued and very inconsistent
    Takes way too long to implement programs
    Management worries too much about financials and not enough about doing the right thing
    Wages for professional and hourly staff too low
    Management seems to find financials for their six figure salaries
    Too many people in too specialized of jobs and not enough for other critical positions
    Benefits are not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the bureaucracy
    Instill a better cultural value system
    Streamline the work force

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    LONG HOURS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of El Paso full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you really work hard there's opportunity of advancement. Certifications and graduate degrees as well as hard work really open the doors for you.

    Cons

    Short staffed some departments. As an accountant in City Hall, expect to work 11 to 12 hour days year round. Even if you're supposed to work only M-Th (10 hour dats), you end up working various weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review pay between staff - some employees do and know a lot more than a lot of higher paid employees. Also stop pushing the work to people who know how to do things and train people who don't instead of overloading some employees (make the workloads even).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    this has been a great job , wonderful to serve.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fire Officer
    Current Employee - Fire Officer

    I have been working at City of El Paso full-time

    Pros

    the city has taken great care of its Firefighters, great helping people!

    Cons

    The body and soul can only deal with so much death and destruction, it take a personal toll on you and the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember where you came from.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Firefighter in the city of El Paso.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firefighter in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Firefighter in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at City of El Paso full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great job. Great time off. Out of six days you work three 24 hr shifts followed by four days off.

    Cons

    The cityinsurance sucks. its a 90 - 10 plan. The insurance will cover 90% and yopur responsible for 10%. With that said it you end up at the ER foe a fall. Your gonna get a bill for 10 % from the hospital, ER doctor, radiologist if they took X rays and any other service that was provided. It will quickly add up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for Professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in El Paso, TX

    I worked at City of El Paso

    Pros

    Work life balance; will help with schedules
    Does promote employees to go to school
    Easy job

    Cons

    Very boring job
    Management is extremely weak in business principles
    Very weak processes and procedures
    Favoritism very prevalent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn business

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truant Supervisor in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Truant Supervisor in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at City of El Paso

    Pros

    Insurance and health benefits for employees

    Cons

    Not enough pay or chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
  10.  

    Fulfilling, but a bit dysfunctional due in large part to the community the City serves

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of El Paso full-time

    Pros

    You're involved in some great projects and there's great leadership that's up and coming. There's also always something interesting to get involved with within the City

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to other comprable cities. Also, the old guard does not put in any effort to the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the young folk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    El Paso is exotic, challenging, and dynamic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of El Paso

    Pros

    International community with ties to Mexico and Central America

    Cons

    Political unrest between different political parties

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