City of Gainesville, FL

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City of Gainesville, FL Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
Updated May 2, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    If its temporary, tell people that its Temporary!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at City of Gainesville, FL full-time for 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.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    not a bad first job

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    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
  6.  

    Fun experience, organization infrastructure built around favoritism though

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    • Senior Management
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    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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