City of Waterbury, CT

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City of Waterbury, CT Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    HR and supervisors actually cared.

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    Former Employee - Telecommunicator I in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Telecommunicator I in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at City of Waterbury, CT full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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.

  2. Lack of resources greatly impedes student's progress and staff morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Waterbury, CT (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The children are great and there is a sense of comraderie among peers.

    Cons

    Not enough resources to properly educate the children

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved and visit schools. Ensure that individuals not doing their jobs are followed up with, to ensure that morale is not brought down for schools as a whole.

  3. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Waterbury, CT

    I worked at City of Waterbury, CT part-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good job but very slow growth potential

    Cons

    good job but slow growth and poor pay

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  5. Worked for 32+
     years in the city and live here; not perfect, but only place I'd be!

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    Current Employee - Remedial Reading Tutor in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Remedial Reading Tutor in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at City of Waterbury, CT part-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    The city's entire Department of Education incapable of running its school system.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Teacher in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at City of Waterbury, CT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 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.

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