City of Grand Prairie Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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  1. Senior IT Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at City of Grand Prairie full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    City is growing. The benifits are great. City promote within.

    Cons

    You will need to Putin your time and have patience and willing to go the extra mile to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Management are great.


  2. Micro Management

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    Former Employee - Solid Waste Landfill in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Solid Waste Landfill in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at City of Grand Prairie

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and and offers a lot of classroom classes

    Cons

    Micro management, never got so tire of hearing, "this is how we always did it"! Policies and procedures are a decade old. It takes weeks to get heavy equipment repaired as everything must go through fleet services and then they will call out a contractor that fixes only what is reported, additional findings is another call.

    Advice to Management

    Call in an expert to teach and train continuous process improvements so the city can get into current time zone.


  3. Disappoonted

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Grand Prairie

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Good place to get experience.

    Cons

    Unfortunately I was not told that I was approximately number 93 to go through a micromanagement attempt at finding the perfect Senior Accountant.

    Advice to Management

    There is a difference between a Leader and manager.


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  5. Nice Summer Job.

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at City of Grand Prairie part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was just a lifeguard for the city. It was a fun job, I made friends and learned a lot.

    Cons

    If you aren't already in the "in" group it's hard to become a member.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Can be boring and tedious but fellow library workers make up for it.

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    Former Employee - Library Aide in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Library Aide in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at City of Grand Prairie full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The coworkers are incredibly kind and friendly. Management was both strict and lax in the right ways, i.e. They made sure we didn't slack off too much by assigning non busy work when we looked bored. They also let us read/listen to music while we worked when it didn't interfere with the actual work. It was fun to help some people who would come in and ask for advice on how to make a resume or how to use Microsoft Word or whatnot.

    Cons

    General responsibilities are to alphabetize and return materials back to the stacks, help patrons find things in the library, assign computers to patrons, and checking things out. It's very easy but it can get very tedious. It was disheartening to see unemployed, lower income people come in and waste their entire day at the library using the free internet and computers looking at porn or other frivolous things instead of actively looking for a job. You may see parents berate their young children when they get late fees which is bewildering. Patrons will also berate you when they find out they have late fees and make a big fuss about it (especially those with very large outstanding balance) which will usually mean that management will either void half or all of the fees. This isn't fair to those with smaller fees. This job can make you hate people.

    Advice to Management

    Installing a program which could remind patrons by email or text to return their books would be helpful in ensuring a decrease in lost books and late fees for patrons. Return the program where patrons with late fees can bring in donations of food for shelters or for younger patrons to work off their debt by volunteering.


  7. Great people, awesome philosophy, wonderful experience.

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at City of Grand Prairie as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Everyone is team-oriented -There is a great sense of community -Inviting co-workers

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons in my internship thus far.


  8. Protected swimmers.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LIfe Guard in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - LIfe Guard in Grand Prairie, TX

    I worked at City of Grand Prairie

    Pros

    Easy work. Fun staff, and allows for a great tan!

    Cons

    Not much room for upper management. A little confusion between supervisors and managers.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with the managers at each pool.


  9. waiting for change

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at City of Grand Prairie

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Steady government work with good pay and benifits

    Cons

    Waiting for change that it needs badly


  10. Very good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Grand Prairie

    Pros

    Very flexible place and nice to work there

    Cons

    Could be very political as politicians have different agendas

    Advice to Management

    To be more proactive



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