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City of Savannah Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
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  1.  

    Easy Going and Pleasant Work Environment, even in times of stress.

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Savannah, GA

    I worked at City of Savannah full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the folks in the involved in IT/IS have been with the City for 5+ years, giving a base of knowledge and history that is invaluable. The Culture is very laid back, but also result driven. Less concerned about what is happening on an hour / daily basis, as long as there is progress being made and goals / deadlines are met.

    Cons

    Most of the folks had been there for 5+ years, and there was sometimes a culture of 'its been working for us this long, why change it now?

    Being Government, there was often a lack of funding for needed projects, or politically driven efforts at other times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send folks to current Education Conventions rather then Vendor fests. Like Tech-ED etc. to bring some 'current' information in where there isn't a lot of 'new blood'.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Very displeasing! Most supervisors have worked for the company for years and can't adapt to change.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at City of Savannah full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Boring work, office culture, unethical practices, too many co-worker relationships

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Poorly equipped, underfunded, but personally satisfying job.

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    Current Employee - Law Enforcemnt  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Law Enforcemnt in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at City of Savannah full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people you work with are some of the most dedicated because they do it for so little money in such a bad situation. There is always something different to do. It feels good to help peoples.

    Cons

    Very underfunded. Cronyism in the ranks is prevalent. Pay is abysmal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please weed out the rampant cronyism and secure better equipment (cars, cameras, light bars, ect).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    government job-what do you experct

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    Current Employee - Permit Clerk  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Permit Clerk in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at City of Savannah

    Pros

    a job in this economy
    no weekends, off by 5 pm
    good benefits, paid time off
    my co workers are lovely to get along with

    Cons

    pay-its a government job, so you're not gonna be getting any raises or bonuses too often
    career advancement- you get in the front door on your own merit, once you're in, you have to kiss and "politic" to get a promotion
    promotions are based on who likes you
    no tuition reimbursement if they dont like your classes
    pension is auto taken out your check-you cant opt out!!
    supervisor is not at all concerned about you or your personal career growth!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to give at least a cost of living raise every year
    supervisors need to care more about their employees and how to advance them in the next area of career growth
    supervisors should get an annual review from their workers, bet a lot of changes would be made
    offer better starting pay

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