City of Portsmouth Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Portsmouth, VA

    I worked at City of Portsmouth part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible arrangements, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Preference for local hires, Ability to deal well with children is must.

    Advice to Management

    Include more student internship programs


  2. Rec. Aide II

    Former Employee - Rec Aide II in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Rec Aide II in Portsmouth, VA

    I worked at City of Portsmouth

    Pros

    A pro of working in this company was watching the kids grow.

    Cons

    The company was all over the place and never kept you up-to-date on things.


  3. Not a bad place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Worker in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - City Worker in Portsmouth, NH

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

    Pros

    time off and salary decent working environment given what position you hold. beautiful city to work in with a great downtown

    Cons

    usual cons working in a municipal environment given city budget issues and politics.

    Advice to Management

    get a grip on contract negotiations with city employees. Management seem less than genuine in this area


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  5. Very professional and progressive local government

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at City of Portsmouth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The City provides good benefits and competitive compensation for a local government. It is very progressive with use of technology. Coworkers and upper management are friendly and look out for each other.

    Cons

    Challenging citizen groups to work with due to very high standards expected of the City government. This is not unexpected considering the amount of taxes and fees paid. But difficult to come up with any real cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make good hires.


  6. Wide range of experience in a small urban environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, VA

    I have been working at City of Portsmouth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent defined benefit pension plan through VRS, generous holiday and annual/sick leave package, unique opportunities to obtain a wide range of experience .

    Cons

    Small urban municipality with limited revenue options (over 50% of land nontaxable), Limited options for advancement after reaching mid management level


  7. Great ride.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Portsmouth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are like family. Close to everything.

    Cons

    Limited resources and no place to buy a suit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward.



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