City of Winston-Salem Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. Police Comm

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    Former Employee - Police Comm in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Police Comm in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits good leave time accrual.

    Cons

    Lack of information sharing with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open


  2. City Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good retirement, Good training

    Cons

    Political agendas, difficult at times to get into specialized units

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the opinions/concerns of the employees within your team, employee morale greatly influences results


  3. Very political

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


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  5. Unfair Hiring Process

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. WSPD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  7. city employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  8. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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


  9. Great employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  10. Like other municipal governments, budget-strapped

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Security. Employees do not get fired. Ever.

    Cons

    Institutional and employee complacency. Lack of vision and innovation.


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

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    Former Employee - Water Wastewater Operator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Water Wastewater Operator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.



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