Cleveland Public Library

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Cleveland Public Library Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Teamwork on the staff, management can be a bit divorced from "ground zero".

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    Current Employee - Adult Services Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Adult Services Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Public Library part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, low stress, good salary.

    Cons

    The branch that I work at is a bit disorganized, the PR is sub-par so programs aren't widely known to the public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline job descriptions, spend more time on the floor to see what we need/don't need.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    More downs than ups at Cleveland Public Library

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Public Library full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse staff and the opportunity to learn a huge amount out information; competitive starting wage

    Cons

    No real chance of advancement unless willing to go to grad school also no raises in five years and counting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the worker is the most valuable part of the organization next to the patrons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible.

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    Current Employee - Branch Clerk in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Branch Clerk in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Public Library full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best reason I work here is because I live within walking distance.

    Cons

    Managers gossip and keep certain employees from advancing. The hours suck. There are no perks. The job is boring. No raise in more than five years. Money is wasted on things like MFDs, free music downloads, cellphone charging stations and way too much leniency in fines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep manager's meetings gossip-free. If managers have personal relationships with one another outside of work, keep it there, don't bring it to the job. Do not allow managers to persecute and oppress employees. Give us our raises as promised. If a patron complains allow the staff member to be present during the complaint, or get the complaint in writing. Do not allow non-staff to use staff restrooms, lounge, supplies or equipment. Do not allow staff to do each others jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked there as a page for 8 years and it was the perfect job for students

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    Former Employee - Page in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Page in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland Public Library part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, semi-well paid and duties were simply and straight forward.

    Cons

    They dont give out more 17 hours per week for page

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great organization to work for! Employees are treated with respect and are encouraged to be creative and involved.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cleveland Public Library full-time

    Pros

    great work environment; coworkers are professional; great management team; employees are treated with respect; salaries are competitive; employees are part of the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)

    Cons

    there has been a freeze on pay increases (step system) for three years; employees must take several furlough days during the year;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    I have a great time working there.

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Clerk in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cleveland Public Library

    Pros

    Lay back, fun and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Dealing with different types of people.

    Recommends

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