City of Tyler Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Too focused on saving money

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Tyler full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job security, and good benefits if you are full time. Can be good opportunities for advancement depending on department.

    Cons

    Part-timers are considered second-class citizens. City is so focused on keeping taxes low that most departments are underfunded and short-handed on a regular basis. Employees are expected to spend extra time on top of their already busy jobs doing lean sigma projects. Spends too much time on quarterly business plan.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about winning awards and concentrate on taking care of your employees.


  2. it is a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Texas in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Tyler, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of Tyler full-time

    Pros

    My boss is great. ll. always a new challenge every day.

    Cons

    low pay, lots of politics, way to many hats to wear for what they are willing to pay. upper management is not the best and it is the good old boy system. to low of staff count. no benifits

    Advice to Management

    pay the people you have enough to stay that way you will not always loose the best performers to the privet sector or other citys.


  3. Okay for a job, but not a place for a career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Tyler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The health and other benefits are okay and there are opportunities to gain new job skills.

    Cons

    There are very few opportunities for advancement and it seems like promotions aren't based on merit, but on if the management likes you or not. The pay isn't great and the performance based raises are barely enough to cover cost of living increases. Workers are often asked to go above and beyond and take on many responsibilities outside of their job descriptions without recognition or raises.


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  5. Dreadful

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - One of the Worker Bees in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - One of the Worker Bees in Tyler, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Tyler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Adequate, but not great insurance plan. Most positions work in climate controlled environment.

    Cons

    Dilapidated buildings housing some departments are a health hazard. Leaders and managers with questionable business and personal morals are allowed to bully staff with impunity. Favoritism is common when dealing with vendors and staff. Lousy pay scale at all levels except executive leadership. Only the favorites are allowed the rare advancement opportunities. Security issues are not taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid unless you are homeless and your children are starving, and then run as soon as you can.



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