City of Winston-Salem Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. city employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Winston-Salem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    School system - time off, including summers. Relatively easy job, very policy driven so not much autonomy which means not much responsibility that isn't shared with supervisory roles.

    Cons

    Policy driven which means not much room for creativity or personal growth. Pay is very low.


  2. Very political

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at City of Winston-Salem full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, decent pay after you have been there over 10 years, some decent people as long ad they were not in management.

    Cons

    Very political, pay was not very good until you had been there over 10 years, raises did not occur frequently, it was a buddy system rather than most qualified for position

    Advice to Management

    Do what is best for business instead of your friends


  3. Unfair Hiring Process

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Winston-Salem

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

    Pros

    Some really great supervisors. Good vacation and sick time. Opportunity to move around and gain knowledge. Some really good people live in the area.

    Cons

    Unfair hiring process. Higher supervisory positions are filled with those who care nothing about the workers. Some don't even know the names of workers.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people. They are the ones who do your dirty work. Work harder on getting the workers more pay. Stop spending money on useless items for a bankrupting city.


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  5. WSPD

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Constant increase demands with no pay increase. Also, completely racists. Unfortunately, If you are a white male, you have an uphill battle.


  6. Great Experience as a Lifeguard for the Parks and Rec Department

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at City of Winston-Salem part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great management Good summer job with great pay A+ in-service training program Opportunities to move to management

    Cons

    Some people are not great at handling the additionally responsibilities of these sorts of pools


  7. Great employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Winston-Salem

    Pros

    Vast amount of variety in employment positions. Very well trained

    Cons

    Price of benefits continues to rise. Lack of raises. Well below the average salaries of surrounding agencies


  8. Like other municipal governments, budget-strapped

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Winston-Salem full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Security. Employees do not get fired. Ever.

    Cons

    Institutional and employee complacency. Lack of vision and innovation.


  9. The benefits are disappearing and pay scale is falling behind.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Water Wastewater Operator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Water Wastewater Operator in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at City of Winston-Salem full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, some of the best people I have ever worked with. Training, the city departments I was involved with provided all training.

    Cons

    Insurance costs have out paced pay increases. The increases in insurance lead to me losing money every year. Even with raises. While claiming to promote from within there is very little of that done. Good old boy network is in full effect.


  10. No recognition and no worth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Winston-Salem full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    job stability, co-workers, interactions with citizens. It is a great place to work if you take pride in what you do even though management and the city will not recognize it or reward it.

    Cons

    low pay, increasing benefit costs, zero promotional opportunities, low moral, high turnover. It seems like we train employees until they know enough that they can take a better paying job in High Point, Greensboro, etc. Council and HR refuse to give real increases because they don't want to raise taxes.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward your employees. We work hard everyday no matter what the weather is.


  11. Municipal government

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Winston-Salem full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good retirement and health care benefits

    Cons

    Pay not on par with agencies of similar size



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