City of Henderson, Neveda

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Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Pretty a Good

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work in Kids Zone as a Rec Assistant. The bosses sometimes suck, and it's hard to advance, but it gives flexible hours and coworkers/ kids you work with are good.

    Cons

    See pros for both aspects

    Advice to Management

    Be kind


  2. A mixed bag. Some great aspects, some terrible.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The shining star is that work life balance is top notch. People here work 38 hours per week (outside police/fire at least). The office is a ghost town at 5:30pm. Since very few people work any overtime, you won't be expected to work overtime either. Plenty of vacation time and usually not many problems in actually using it. Having Fridays off is a huge benefit. Pay is decent, still top of the local government employers, but whereas pay used to be on par with private sector, that's really no longer the case.

    Cons

    - Constant management change. The city churns through senior management which creates a constant change of priorities. - Due to the nature of government work there is a lack of objective goals (which would typically be profit in the private sector) so management at all levels has to come up with some form of goals to demonstrate they are doing a good job. These goals can often be completely abstract and generally worthless. They often involve winning "awards" (which are usually essentially purchased) which management can point at a say "see.. that person/group said I am doing a good job.". These ridiculous goals flow down and staff wastes time collecting statistics on things nobody cares about to go in a report which nobody will read. - Tons of CYA and liability transfer. Very few decisions are ever made individually, even by senior management. Everyone here is in the business of not being personally responsible for any decisions made. - Very few opportunities for advancement. This is part pro, part con. People work here for their entire career. It's not uncommon to find people who are in their 20th year of employment with the City. That also means unless someone is retiring then there are very few openings. - Pay and benefits are on the decline for the foreseeable future. The reality is there are few options for the City to increase revenue. The money simply isn't there for much in the way of raises. Any money that is available, fire and police are first in line with their hands out. Not all staff are unionized at the city. If you're hired into the non-union (non-represented) group, expect to receive the short end of the stick consistently. - The "pay for performance" system for non-represented is a joke. You can get a 2% or 3% raise or bonus. 3% is for "high performers" 2% is for everyone else. A 1% "high performer" differential is insulting. On top of that, management wants to keep the number of "high performer" bonuses/raises at a bare minimum. Meanwhile the unions continue to negotiate for base wage increases which compound and increase their future retirement benefits.

    Advice to Management

    - Stability in management is key. The constant changing of priorities (let's do bicycle everything today, now bicycle nothing) makes it difficult to ever make any forward progress. - Work on developing better goals. Goals that actually result in improvements that benefit the city and citizens rather than goals that simply puff up the reputation of senior management would be welcomed. - True fairness amongst the unions and non-represented. I believe in the past this was the goal, but it's quite clear that is no longer the case over the last few years.


  3. Excellent Police Department

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Henderson, Neveda full-time

    Pros

    CALEA certified, wonderful training, grade-A equipment, good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    A former chief there led to some dissent and morale issues, but fortunately that individual is no longer there

    Advice to Management

    Keep the officers engaged and committed


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  5. Team Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Henderson, Neveda part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere and working environment. Communication with superiors is open and welcome. Very flexible, understanding and willing to accommodate with scheduling

    Cons

    Cons would be personalized, nothing against the company as a whole.


  6. Good First Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, work outside, good work atmosphere, good hours, lots of opportunity for promotion if you stick with them

    Cons

    Bad weather conditions (not their fault), sometimes incompetent management, minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Choose best candidates for management, not just longest standing employee!


  7. City of Henderson

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Manager in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Schedule; Salary & benefits; talented dedicated employees; provide good service to the community

    Cons

    Have not received a pay raise in over 5 years.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good facility and great services!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with the city and ability to move up and great customer service and training to supply anyone with the skills to get the job done.

    Cons

    A lot of down time. Usually work 30-40 hours a week as part time. Strict.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I would give is to be nicer and treat your employees good so they will want to work hard for you.


  9. Good pay. Not much else

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAO
    Current Employee - CAO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City of Henderson, Neveda full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The city pays well for most positions, especially managerial, fire and police positions. There are excellent people all throughout the city who are doing a great job and see the value in providing quality public service.

    Cons

    Cronyism is rampant and is encouraged. Little opportunity for advancement without knowing someone. Henderson has always been like this, though. Know that going in, manage your expectations and you will be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Change your culture and practice what you preach. You aren't fooling anyone. They are just scared of you.


  10. Not bad for highschool students

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Henderson, Neveda part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Coworkers Easy job Lots of time to think

    Cons

    Low pay Horrible Management Ridiculous Policies One Strike Lands You a Week off

    Advice to Management

    Lay off of your employees, they barely get paid minimum wage


  11. Delivering customer service in a rule-enforcing capacity.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Officer in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Officer in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Henderson, Neveda full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people that work at the City of Henderson are first class. There are innovative programs the City seeks to implement that are exciting and diverse.

    Cons

    Nepotism, lack of communication, lack of consistency in following policies. Recognition of employee sacrifices during economic downturn has not been recognized in the new administration.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the culture and ease of communication within the City. Honor the people that follow the implemented rules and policies. Provide programs for employee appreciation and encourage supervisors to use them. Hold supervisors accountable to their job duties, and provide leadership training for supervisors.



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