Lubbock

  www.ci.lubbock.tx.us
  www.ci.lubbock.tx.us
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Little room for change and advancement

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX

I worked at Lubbock

Pros

The benifits offered by the city are great and very little companies can beat or match it. Work place is decent, days are set to weekdays from 8am-5pm and no work to take home.

Cons

Salaries are low, raises are slim to come by, advancement is based on who you know not really what you know, at times lower level employees are not shown appreciation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees need raises inorder to keep moral up and going

Disapproves of CEO

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    Working for the City of Lubbock is NOT a good career choice if you value professionalism and personal value.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Lubbock

    Pros

    As are most municipal government jobs, the benefits package includes medical, visual, and dental but the out of pocket is still quite pricy. You can get similar, if not better, benefits package at a majority of other employers in Lubbock. That is the only true benefit you can get by working for them - retirement and benefits although the City has a reputation for "eliminating" positions that are within months of achieving their retirement.

    Cons

    Working for the City of Lubbock forces you to trade your soul in exchange for a paycheck. They expect you to arrive early, leave late (no overtime), and they have consolidated a majority of their professional positions into one single position and many, many employees are stressed to the point of physical and emotional breakdown while trying to keep 20 spinning plates in the air and upper management looks the other way. Evaluations are marked down if you actually use your EARNED sick days to attend chemotherapy sessions. Not using accrued personal and sick leave is highly valued by upper management. The most successful employees at the City of Lubbock are men or single women with no children. If you try to balance family and work, you are frowned upon automatically and can never achieve a 100% positive job evaluation even if you are highly skilled in your job and make no mistakes. Annual raises are slowly being done away with for all positions, except the private contracts negotiated with the City administrators done behind closed doors and I have witnessed this first hand. The amount of unnecessary and careless spending done by administrators for purchases such as "crystal bowls with engraved names for Who's Who," while budgets for employee raises are eliminated. This year all employees regardless of rank, salary, etc., will only get a one time payment of maybe $500 for their "raise." This is laughable when compared to the cost of living adjustments. The City of Lubbock has a long track record of lost employee grievances because of massive mistreatment and wrongful termination of employees and it is altogether not a good place to invest your future and/or career aspirations in. They have a reputation for a corrupt government full of political corruption and people with their own agendas at heart leading the way and making the rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about bending over backwards for citizen A's complaint that he needs a new soccer field and/or Hummer track and spending thousands on ridiculous projects and start taking care of your own employees for once. Those soccer dads are mostly unstable and carry guns to their kids' soccer games for goodness sakes while employees lose their jobs due to their complaints that the field doesn't look pristeen. Stop worrying about fine tuning your parachute clauses to steal thousands and thousands of dollars when your inability to manage is revealed, you are asked to leave quietly, but still get a full salary and benefits for the next year after leaving a trail of distrust, frustration, poverty, and anger in your wake. Stop thinking so much about what you can get from and start thinking about what you can give to your own employees that sacrifice their lives in service to a continous trail of corrupt government officials, bickering council persons, mismanagement of funds! How about taking care of your own for once! I have yet to meet one person in the entire City that doesn't scowl and shake their heads with disgust over the continued mismanagement and corrupt politics that continue to be practiced at the sacrifice of the employees and their families. Someone really ought to do something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Coworkers, Tough Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lubbock

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Paid Time Off, Caring Coworkers

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, High Stress Environment, Lubbock not very interesting or attractive city to live in, and it is physically isolated from more populated areas of Texas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the rank and file that do the hardest work more compensation in the form of awards, pay, incentives, special breaks, etc.

    No opinion of CEO
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