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  1.  

    Overall it was a great job for summer and during college.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at City of Fort Collins

    Pros

    Flexbility
    Fun
    Team
    work life balance
    Summer job
    ability to grow
    ability to lead
    ability to manage
    Ability to get a raise

    Cons

    Micro managed
    Promotions are hard to come by
    long hours
    early mornings
    must work on holidays
    must work in every weather condition

    Recommends
  2.  

    They claim to be World Class but have no clue.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at City of Fort Collins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, dedicated to doing the best for the community,

    Cons

    work life balance, little chance of moving up, some managers looking out for themselves don't care about there people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bittersweet - Loved my co-workers, couldnt stay because pay was too low.

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    Former Employee - Salaried Employee
    Former Employee - Salaried Employee

    I worked at City of Fort Collins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benifits. Nice offices and work place atmosphere, great co-workers - feels like family. There is a team mentality and everyone is willing to help out if needed. High-performing organization. I grew a lot professionally here.

    Cons

    Fort Collins pays at "market" rate which is 6% below midrange, and typically hires in lower. You only get a 2% raise a year and if you are promoted, you are promoted to the bottom of that pay scale. 9.9% is the max salary increase, even for a promotion. Management can sometimes play favorites and then pay them accordingly. Additionally, you're worked increadibly hard. The exempt salary employees all work 48 hours a week. The stress, long hours, and the fact that the pay was not commensurate with the high expectations and long hours made it hard for me to stay. Our hourlies work overtime and get paid for it but many times don't have a choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it hard for someone to find a higher paying job at another City. I had to leave because the pay was not competitive for the value I brought to the organization and how hard I worked. I would recommend lowering expectations and paying more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this organization at all cost!!!

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

    I have been working at City of Fort Collins full-time

    Pros

    Good rank/file co-workers; Paycheck is always deposited

    Cons

    In my opinion: Very poor management from the City Manager down. City Manager has poor reputation amongst employees. Department Heads are a joke and might be the weakest collection of people to ever make up a management team. This is the least innovative organization I have ever witnessed. Technology department is badly behind the times and poorly managed. People with their own thoughts and opinions need not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice: Quit hiring "below" you. For once, keep someone on staff who will tell you the truth. Quit being so afraid that those under you might challenge you. Quit lying to us, we're on to you. It appears that the City Manager is so insecure that he cannot tolerate a dissenting opinion. This "World Class" crap is a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    More Third World Class than World Class

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Clerical in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy a certain amount flexibility and can enjoy my life outside of work.

    Cons

    The demands of Council and upper-level management are unreasonable, with little respect for staff as human beings. We are berated openly and rarely receive words of praise. Salaries have been frozen for years, also freezing retirement contributions while living expenses and our required contribution toward health insurance continues to rise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need LEADERS, not managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Self-promoted as a "world class" employer. Clearly, no one understands what that means.

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at City of Fort Collins full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Robust benefits. Great downtown environment.

    Cons

    Being truthful and above-board is not a valued attribute with the City management. This is a "don't rock the boat" environment where "it's my way or the highway". The City Manager is a particularly odious, values-deficient individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    City Council: You need to solicit the anonymous feedback of your employees to find out what's really going on in our local government. All is not as it seems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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