I worked at City of Waterbury, CT full-time for more than a year
Pros – Benefits, union, has the most employees in the city, HR works well, variety of jobs.
Cons – Jobs less than part time have no benefits or union.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-07-09 05:48 PDT
I worked at City of Waterbury, CT part-time for more than 8 years
Pros – good job but very slow growth potential
Cons – good job but slow growth and poor pay
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-12-08 12:46 PST
I have been working at City of Waterbury, CT part-time for more than 10 years
Pros – If you live where you work, you know the community inside and out. Waterbury is a work in progress; the education dept has a new and progressive leader in Dr. Ouellette. Given time, she will only make our system better for the children and the staff.
Cons – Waterbury has always been a blue collar town, and the blue collar mentality has remained, even tho the factories have moved out the school dept is more concerned with scores than with the welfare and education of its children; and we are losing some of the best teachers in the country, because they don't dance to the outdated music. These wonderful educators get to the same goal as the others; they have a more creative, innovative, and engaging way of doing it, and they are being reprimanded for it. Shame on the administration.
Advice to Senior Management – Ask your teachers what is working and what is not. We are in the trenches day in and day out and we know what works and what doesn't.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-02-03 18:42 PST
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I have been working at City of Waterbury, CT
Pros – The best reason to work (and live) in the city is the people who live here. There are many multi-generational hard workimg middle class homeowners who are proud of their city.
Cons – The Department of Education is a mess. They claim to put "kids first" but their policies do not reflect this. They are so wrapped up in protecting themselves from bad press and potential litigation that their education policies are not conducive to student success.
Advice to Senior Management – Spend more time in the classroom, not touring the building with administrators. Get to know your teachers and seek advice from them. They are the ones who truly care about the students and are most capable of provideing effective solutions.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-02-29 16:23 PST
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