City of Greensboro

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City of Greensboro Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
8 Reviews
3.0
8 Reviews
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City of Greensboro City Manager & CEO Denise Turner Roth
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  1.  

    I like the place.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at City of Greensboro full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Offer free food and raffle prizes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable place of employement

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    Current Employee - Senior Firefighter  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Firefighter in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at City of Greensboro full-time for more than 8 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointing!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at City of Greensboro part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Cliche atmosphere, team spirit doesn't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The pay was awful but my boss was great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at City of Greensboro full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't get stuck in this job

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    Current Employee - Library Assistant  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at City of Greensboro part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The employees are the best to work with.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Was a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at City of Greensboro

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Disappointing

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Long term

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Greensboro

    Pros

    Meaningful work; comraderie, great colleagues, decent benefits

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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