City of Lakeland, FL

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A good place to work, particularly if you have a family.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Database Administrator in Lakeland, FL
Current Employee - Database Administrator in Lakeland, FL

I have been working at City of Lakeland, FL

Pros

The time off, both in holidays and vacation and sick time is good. If you have a family, this is a definite plus. The pay has become much more equitable with the private sector, but only due to the economic downturn...salaries have fallen in other industries. The City has managed to navigate the recession with only five layoffs while other local governments have had hundreds. For those of us who have worked here over 9 years, there is a generous pension. For newer employees, there is a lesser pension, but it is better than Social Security and they have a 401k with a 5% employer match.

Cons

There have been no merit pay increases for non-union employees in three years...just raises for those who have managers/directors who fight for them with the City Manager. City management seems to cave to the unions more often than not...union employees have been paying less for the exact same pension and health benefits, though that has been brought even with non-union employees over the past year.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop favoring the union employees to the detriment of those who are not. Also, improve communication from the top down so we don't have to learn things going on with the City from the local newspaper.

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6 Other Employee Reviews for City of Lakeland, FL (View Most Recent)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very rewarding except in the paycheck.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operation Support in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Operation Support in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at City of Lakeland, FL

    Pros

    You are treated with respect and the management is very easy going. You do not feel a sense of pressure to do a good job, it is something that can be internally driven.

    Cons

    My pay at an entry level position is very low as well as the lack of benefits is very worrysome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe a greater concentration on accountability to the people should be stressed. At times people seem to be too laxadazycal in their work

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Antiquated leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Lakeland, FL full-time

    Pros

    You get a Pension check when you retire

    Cons

    Not interested in the employees only a job, no advancement or growth opportunties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no "I" in team, it's 2012 time to diversify

    Doesn't Recommend
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