City of Savannah Reviews

Updated December 25, 2014
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  1. Too much politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Savannah

    Pros

    The pay rate is very good and the benefits are good too. There is opportunity to grow if there's an opening in your department or you can apply for other jobs in other bureaus if you have enough time in. Work hours are good, standard work day with holidays off.

    Cons

    Depending on your department it can be hard to advance because people get into a position and stay there. Also, some people are ineffective in their positions but they have seniority. Time-off policies are very strict unless you have worked there long enough to have leave time. The workload is fine, the people you work with make it hard. People should leave the drama at home.

    Advice to Management

    Give people the tools they need to grow. Don't play favorites, especially when it comes to letting slackers slide and being strict on others you don't like as much.

  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 (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and great benefits

    Cons

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

  3. 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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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'.

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  5. 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 (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  6. 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 Management

    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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