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  1.  

    Reliable job. Good benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Laredo, TX

    I have been working at City of Laredo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you work for the city of Laredo you can count on your job being there for as long as you need it. The city provides good health and retirement benefits as well as reasonable vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    Politics and favoritism when it comes to new hires and promotions. If you are not well connected here, be prepared to settle where you are at.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It is just a great stepping stone.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX

    I have been working at City of Laredo

    Pros

    Start of your career, you gain a great amount of experience.

    Cons

    Communication and teamwork needs some work between employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Educational and disappointing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laredo, TX

    I worked at City of Laredo

    Pros

    Educational and great place to learn.

    Cons

    Preferential treatment given to co-workers. Gossip is heard in every department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect towards employees and constituents. Keep any negative comments or criticism to yourself. Praise employees. Be fair and equal.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Discrimination and harrassment within departments

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Operator Mark III in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Operator Mark III in Laredo, TX

    I have been working at City of Laredo

    Pros

    Good benefits and holidays. Continuing education programs.

    Cons

    There is a freeze on: job opening, wage increases for city employees, but in higher management they find a way to open higher positions and increase salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Administration should take the time to talk to all their city employees and find out their point of view

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Good wages and stability in the work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Planner in Laredo, TX

    I have been working at City of Laredo

    Pros

    Great benefits and holidays. A good amount of stability. There are some good programs for continuing education where the City reimbures employees for tuition. They also have a Certified Public Manager program that is highly regarded in other cities if one chooses to move and seek employement with another municipality. The City has a leadership program that provides people interested in leadership positions with educational growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be very political and you only advance if you are connected to the right individuals. Not all departments are fair on evaluations. The raises are limited to no more than four pecent merit increases and evaluations are not consistent across departments. Cost of living increases are not a guarantee and vary dependent on the available funds in the budgeting process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should try recruiting from outside the community for top level management positions. We need people with more education and experience in the area they work.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Look elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Laredo

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. good pay rate for some positions.

    Cons

    Tuition reimbursement was "suspended" about 4 YEARS ago.
    No room for advancement, unless you know someone in power.
    Retaliation from management if one speaks out about problems.
    Most departments do NOT work together for the good of those they are supposed to serve.
    Most depts heads are only out to promote themselves, not the employees.
    Management needs to enforce rules that are in place EQUALLY, not just to those that they chose to bully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some qualified people in management. 20 YEARS in the same job is not necessarily a qualifying event.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Invaluable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 12 Year Employee
    Current Employee - 12 Year Employee

    I have been working at City of Laredo

    Pros

    Could only be considered a 'stepping stone' for the few inexperienced workers who have never worked anywhere else. Truth is, employees in ALL departments have been with the city for many years and plan to stay a long time.

    Cons

    It IS political. There ARE gaps in communication and teamwork. However, that is true for any place of employment. I must say to those naive complaining employees, no one is stopping you from finding greener pasteurs as there are plenty of people only more than happy to take your place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing an exceptional job. Its our elected leaders that are out of touch with city employees.

    Recommends

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