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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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60% Approve of the CEO

City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter

Michael A. Nutter

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great benefits including pension"
    in 4 reviews
  • "A ton of paid holidays, personal and sick days that carry over"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "No pay raises for City employees in the past 4 years"
    in 2 reviews
  • "Little opportunity for promotion within department"
    in 2 reviews
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    My experience with the city was very pleasant

    Crew Worker (Former Employee)
    Phila, PA

    Prosbeing and having a stable job.

    Conssome of the challenges are always being on time and working hard.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe a little easy on the new employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNo stress, lots of vacation, sick and administrative leave days. Pension plan a big plus. 11 paid holidays a year.

    ConsLittle opportunity for promotion within department. Pay is relatively low for skill set required.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is great and caring in this department. Pay needs a bit of a bump, still on 2009 contract pay. After that is fixed we will be a ok.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very rewarding job, learned a lot!

    Organizational Management (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsVery good benefits and well balanced job.

    ConsNot enough vacation time or sick time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonor individuals with degrees

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    Very uplifting and rewarding.

    Executive Management (Former Employee)
    Phila, PA

    ProsYou get the opportunity for personal growth and development. You meet a wealth of people from different backgrounds and experiences. Adn it is a great career that offers long term fianacial security.

    ConsYou can get locked into a longterm job that doesn't offer upward mobility, or your immediate upline decides to make a career out of the position you need for the next step up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough management can't offer finalcial perks other than a paycheck, managers should keep in mind the constant need for staff encouragement, development, and training. A little praise or thank you's can get a lot more than not. Also,If you are to hold an employee accountable, it is your responsibility as mangement to make sure employees have the compentcy level to fulfill the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very posiive

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Phila, PA

    ProsI was an intern and got valuable experience. It helped me afterward getting a job having the experinence on my resume

    ConsIt was an unpaid internship so towards the the end of the 6 months during winter it's hard to stay motivated

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    Great Place to Work

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGood work life balance, plenty of holidays and schedule flexibility, good management. The other employees were very energetic and excited to make a difference in Philadelphia.

    ConsSome bureaucratic processes bogged down the work cycle. Sometimes cross department collaboration was more difficult than it should have been.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for learning but money is not good

    Graduate Intern (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    ProsVery helpful co-workers. My mentor was very helpful and friendly. My schedule was very flexible.

    ConsI was not assigned that many assignments. I spent most of the time by gossiping.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease let us do something.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job DEPLORIBLE pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood schedule.
    easy to move around in your department

    ConsPay
    co workers
    Insurance
    401k
    pre tax benefits available to those that apply

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Civil Service position - HR

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDepends on what you put into. I enjoyed it, because my sole interest is Public Service and Govt

    ConsLow Pay. Culture. The typical "government worker"

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    Satisifing, the kind of place I would consider later in life

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work place - work life balance

    ConsNot a very driven work environment

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