City of Greensboro Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
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  1. It's a "good job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Records Specialist in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Records Specialist in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at City of Greensboro

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Retirement & life insurance. Low cosy health insurance.

    Cons

    Your schedule could change at any moment. From day shift to night.

    97% women in the office & they gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more adequate staffing.
    Focus more on professionalism and teaching soft skills.

  2. Dissatisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Accountant in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at City of Greensboro full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, access to gym

    Cons

    was unable to take advantage of work life balance because another person worked the hours I needed. The fact was she was late every day and the department did nothing about it. I worked a probationary period of six months where I had to miss a family member's surgery, had not time. I even arranged to have personal appointments at 7pm or earlier in the morning to adhere to this policy. It was unappreciated. The probationary period allows a supervisor to fire you at any time including the day it is over. Policies were not enforced. Only a few employees are valued.

    Advice to Management

    Waiting until the day probation is over to voice your displeasure is unacceptable and allows the employee no rebuttal. Probation in orientation was simply described as a time to evaluate good attendance and general abilities. I was penalized for making mistakes such as NOT socializing with staff on a different floor and missing a minor adjustment. Some entries were advised by the supervisor and apparently forgotten. They don't want to give you the bonus, it is easy to find another employee.

  3. Stable place of employement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Firefighter in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Firefighter in Greensboro, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The department is growing which offers alot of room for growth. This is becoming a young department. Great stability.

    Cons

    No cons. The department is growing which offers alot of room for growth. This is becoming a young department. Great stability.

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  5. Disappointing!

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

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

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

    Pros

    It looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Cliche atmosphere, team spirit doesn't exist.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to encourage the advancement and growth of all team members, not just ones with degrees.

  6. I like the place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at City of Greensboro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is close to where I live.

    Cons

    I think a lot of people might want positions and it might be only one vacancy.

    Advice to Management

    Offer free food and raffle prizes.

  7. The pay was awful but my boss was great.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at City of Greensboro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work and it was a great experience being involved in what was going on in the city around me.

    Cons

    The pay was awful and it was hard to move up with in the organization. Also it's hard to fire people so I was stuck working with a moron.

    Advice to Management

    Look into productivity. Not what people say that they do but what they really do.

  8. Don't get stuck in this job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at City of Greensboro part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are the best to work with.

    Cons

    The pay sucks. Having received an raise in 3 years.

  9. Was a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at City of Greensboro

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and the work are great. The organization will promote those who really put forth the effort and produce. You are making a difference in the quaility of life of the community and that starts to mean alot over the years. Lots of different oppurtunities if you are willing to take risks.

    Cons

    While over all the management is good and well intentioned. The City Council has really damaged the organization through thier lack of leadership and attacks on staff especially the former City Manager. Fear is widespread and unless these folks are removed in the next election things will get worse. It was once a great place to work but not any more.

    Advice to Management

    As hard as it might be stand up to Council and defend the employee's at every turn. Go out to the community and spead good news about what the employee's are doing and support pay and benefit improvement. Also, start paying more attention to the issues of white employee's feeling that management and leadership only cares about black employees, this issue is becomming very big with the people I talk to.

  10. Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Greensboro Coliseum Part-time Employee
    Current Employee - Greensboro Coliseum Part-time Employee

    I have been working at City of Greensboro full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great experience, great benefits! They are very flexible with schedules. Good co-workers

    Cons

    There is a motto throughout the city where they say that they promote only the stupid. Unfortunately this is true. My supervisor at the city, a HIGH LEVEL MANAGER, does not have a college degree, and is supervising numerous people. Its crazy.

    On top of that, pay is very low compared to other places with comparable positions.

    Advice to Management

    Make managers actually qualified to be managers. Align salaries with that of other places. Keep the great benefits!

  11. Long term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Greensboro

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meaningful work; comraderie, great colleagues, decent benefits

    Cons

    limited salary potential; some redundancy; subject to political influence indirectly

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