City of Gainesville, FL

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City of Gainesville, FL Reviews

Updated February 4, 2015
Updated February 4, 2015
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pleasant Working Experience with Friendly People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at City of Gainesville, FL

    Pros

    Always feel that your efforts are being appreciated. Very dedicated kind people.

    Cons

    Might not be an ideal place if you are aiming at big money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Bureaucracy and inefficiency

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Gainesville, FL (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gainesville is a nice quiet city with low crime. Low cost of living.

    Cons

    The department I worked for was highly inefficient. I felt that they abused me with no raise. After I left they created a new position to cover my old duties and advertised a much higher pay rate for it.

  3.  

    Local Government Looking Like Private Sector

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at City of Gainesville, FL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many of the professional employees have worked in the private sector, and have brought that private sector mentality to government setting. The City recognizes that it has to compete with private sector for the best employees, so it sets salaries accordingly. The City strongly promotes Diversity & Inclusion. Very engaged in strategic planning. Lots of in-house training opportunities.

    Cons

    Politics! Politics! Politics! Some of the oldtimers have stayed around too long, and their management styles are based on that fact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust employees to get it right. This is government, be open with employees and citizens.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    If its temporary, tell people that its Temporary!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at City of Gainesville, FL full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good, and they treat you well.

    Cons

    I quit another job to come to the city of Gainesville, only to have my new position eliminated before my probation was up. Something to think about before you quit a job to work for them.

  6.  

    It's been nice to work in a place I can see the impact my job has in a community.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Services Coordinator in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Health Services Coordinator in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at City of Gainesville, FL

    Pros

    The benefits with the City of Gainesville are competitive as are the salaries. Working for the City also allows you to become more connected in your community with initiatives started by the City or started by employees affiliated with other community groups.

    Cons

    The City of Gainesville has a broad range of positions available but there is very little room to grow for persons in the health or medical fields.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Excellent

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at City of Gainesville, FL

    Pros

    Willing to wok with your school schedule. Great learning expeirence for Traffic Engineer. You Actual get to be an engineer and get treated like one, not like an intern.

    Cons

    no benefits for interns. Additionally no holiday pay. The pay could be a little more but it is the government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering the interns some type of benefits package, and encourage more self growth for the interns. Great place to learn and work.

    Recommends
  8.  

    not a bad first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Lifguard in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Head Lifguard in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at City of Gainesville, FL

    Pros

    good, flexible hours, lots of time off, all of the people that work around you are fun and excited to be there

    Cons

    Management is not always respectful of their individual employees, hard work usually goes un noticed in the work place. Less than average facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention and give more benefits to those who work hard and put in the time. People in the organization tend to "play favorites" as opposed to applauding those that actually do their work

    Recommends
  9.  

    Fun experience, organization infrastructure built around favoritism though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pool Manager
    Current Employee - Pool Manager

    I have been working at City of Gainesville, FL

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Fun staff
    Exposure to a lot of city amenities
    Lots of interaction with the community
    Good place to make friends

    Cons

    Poor staff accountability
    Favoritism played into promotions
    No visibility into employee knowledge
    Lack of structure
    Blame cascaded downhill quickly
    Management did not manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's alright to be friends with the employees you manage, but at times you must look from a business perspective and make the right decisions based on merit not on subjective likes or dislikes.

    Recommends

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