City of Lowell

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City of Lowell Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
7 Reviews
3.7
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Love it here

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

    I have been working at City of Lowell

    Pros

    Treated as a professional
    Great salary

    Cons

    Long hours
    Student behaviors can be a challenge

  2.  

    Political work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Lowell, MA

    I worked at City of Lowell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in public service allows you to touch people that need the help. The good thing about the city is they allow you to go off and initiate projects.

    Cons

    No matter how much work you do you will never be recognized for this work alone. From day one you will be at the mercy of the political system. it is pathetic, there are many people who will never engage in real work but will be rewarded for their family names.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually manage, be professional and set a shining example rather that only leading by the phrase," Do as I say not as I do!"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience for a recent graduate.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at City of Lowell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to the many facets of city governance.

    Cons

    Low pay little room to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the employees, work on maintaining morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A employer that offers good benefits along with job stability, very few layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

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

    Pros

    good benefits and job stability

    Cons

    not always many opportunities for advancement6, people do not leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Temporary / Seasonal Groundskeeper - Fort Hill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Groundskeeper in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Groundskeeper in Lowell, MA

    I worked at City of Lowell as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great City with great people and excellent management.

    Cons

    Was only temporary/seasonal otherwise not applicable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the excellent management of the City of Lowell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    City of Lowell: Career Center of Lowell, not that great, not that bad...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Career Adviser in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Career Adviser in Lowell, MA

    I worked at City of Lowell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    10 Vacation & Sick Days after 6 months, a couple Personal Days & floating Holidays, free parking. Typical hours 8:30-4:30pm, 1 hour lunch, 35 work week. Nice to have shorter work week. Most of the people are fairly friendly. Clients are interesting.

    Cons

    Most of the people don't like their job & they talk about it all the time.
    Great variation in middle management styles; one major is supper nice & helpful, the other is not at all.
     No resources for continuing education, won't help pay for outside employee training and will not allow any flexibility in scheduling to accommodate classes. Kind of funny considering a big part of the career center is encouraging person on unemployment to go to educational seminars & enroll in educational or job/career technical training programs .
    No flexibility in scheduling, STRONGLY discouraged from having doctors appointment and other personal appointment during work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility, encourage continuing education, constant management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Good Internship

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

    I have been working at City of Lowell

    Pros

    Engineering department staff is very friendly and personable. I have had the oppurtunity to experience many of municipal and industrial engineering.

    Cons

    Not as technical as a design internship.

    Recommends

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