City of Griffin, Georgia Reviews
Pros – Good pay for a straight out of high school internship. The people were nice and fairly laid back. A lot of autonomy. Good variety of tasks required; you won't be bored. Entertaining people. Good job if you like fresh air. Good GIS and Civil experience.
Cons – A lot of exposure outside, bring sunscreen and stay hydrated. The pay stays slightly above minimum wage, no matter how many years of college have passed. Lots of annoying/hazardous creatures to deal with (mosquitos, black widows, snakes, etc). Strict driving policies; even getting a warning for speeding will get you fired.
Advice to Senior Management – Warn your interns about exposure and dehydration, those are serious risks for this job. Provide them with drinks. Plenty of college internships pay more, if you want more than cheap labor then pay them what they're worth.
Pros – Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Leave
Cons – Good Ole Boy Policy. Letting males get away with not doing their job while females did.
Advice to Senior Management – Listen to employees and most of all make yourself an example to employees.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – It was close to my house
Cons – I was able to make lots of changes to the city and improve many of their infrastructures.
Advice to Senior Management – Listen to your employees and treat them as an asset. If you treat your employees right they won't always be disgruntled and look for other opportunities. Also, pay them comparable to other industry positions.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Some really good people
Training available, depending on budget
Good benefits package
Cons – Some department heads are trying to build their own kingdoms
Micro-management from the top
Poor human resources department
Advice to Senior Management – Do a better job identifying true talent and learn to listen to the right people.