City of West Palm Beach
2.7 of 5 6 reviews
www.wpb.org West Palm Beach, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 8, 2014

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    Nice city, management looking to blame anyone but themselves

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany City programs offered for employees. Relaxed work environment. New & evolving initiatives to improve City organization.

    ConsGood benefit plan, but it is very expensive. Management constantly looking to place blame, threats against job for mistakes. Employees below supervisory level given extensive latitude, even when documented to not perform their duties.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook inward from time to time.

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    Its very horable and hostile place to work

    Grounds Maintenance (Current Employee)
    West Palm Beach, FL

    ProsPaid holidays paid sick and vacation

    ConsThe pay freeze for 7 years hostile work place and the lack of appreciation for the hard work the worker deal with the work is not hard its just the people you have to deal with on a daily basis i started with 12.98 and still making the same 7 years later

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the hard workers and stop rewarding the lazy people because you drink beer together

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Economic growth---at what expense?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    West Palm Beach, FL

    Pros-Good salaries and benefits.
    -Nice facilities in which to work.

    Cons-Very political environment--change of mayor--change of staff.
    -No advancement or job security unless you are part of the administration. Constant fear of losing job despite excellent employee evaluations.
    -Ineffective unions Union representatives are too busy worrying about their own jobs to care about those they serve.
    -Code requirements and rules are meant to be broken if it will increase the tax base.
    -Doing a superior job, following the rules and striving to improve the environment will get you laid off or fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove employee moral by supporting the workforce. Apply the rules equally. If the rules that were created by management do not work--change them rather than ignore them. Respect those persons working under you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Short, only 2 1/2 months. Position was eliminated due to budget cuts.

    Administrative and Research Analyst (Former Employee)
    West Palm Beach, FL

    ProsGreat health and retirment benefits, nice working environment in the new City Hall building - i.e. in-house gym, new office space. etc.

    ConsAdministration changes can jeopardize your job with no notice. Commuting to downtown West Palm Beach is not that great, traffic can be a problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication with staff on upcoming changes would be very helpful. Recognition of competent employees and providing advancement opportunities could be improved.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, but don't expect rapid advancement.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    West Palm Beach, FL

    ProsFast growing city, plenty of projects to work on, good management (in some departments). Overall a fun place to work (the location is great, right downtown WPB), and plenty to keep yourself occupied if you are a self starter. Very difficult to be fired (union system)!

    ConsCity is built on growth, as the growth slows, layoffs and project cancellations are becoming more the norm. The entire city centers around the building department and the mayors office, everyone is just there to keep that money making machine running. Very difficult to move up quickly through the ranks. Unionized system prevents "unfair" promotions; if you're working harder then others, it may not be recognized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop spending all the money on construction! You are going to bankrupt the city to fufill the mayor's dreams. Try to promote the stars more quickly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, retirement plan and good working environment

    ConsBudget constraint
    Slow to adapt new technologies

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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