Kansas City Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Good Job

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kansas City full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (vacation, sick, holidays) Health Care, flexibility to move around within company, ample promotion opportunities

    Cons

    low moral, bad image, politics

    Advice to Management

    its what you make of it


  2. Hang on, It'll all be over soon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good job security, reasonable advancement, fairly dependable wage increases depending upon the budget situation, not a tremendous amount of pressure, "you don't have to be crazy to work here, but it helps", good benefits

    Cons

    Mediocrity is pretty much king, no real reason to strive for excellence, upper management ignores your input, mediocre (if that) pay, A very real culture of "it's not what you know, it's who you know", lots and lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    Reward excellence, be more flexible with job classifications, allow more open communications between peers in the different departments to prevent the silage of operations and ideas, operate with an eye for getting things done instead of looking good


  3. Assistant Security Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits would be the best part of this job. The pay was low for this type of job but benefits were good.

    Cons

    Upper management were stuck in a rut. They did the same things for decades and never changed.

    Advice to Management

    Grow with the times. Stop taking the "good ole boy" attitude.


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  5. Experience was ok. Too much testing.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kansas City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The students were definitely the best part of the job. Colleagues were also great.

    Cons

    Testing, testing, and more testing. Administration also micromanaged to the point that it was difficult to teach well. But this happens in a lot of schools.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers, allow them more freedom, and do what is best for the children in the end. Sometimes it is easy for administration in faraway offices to forget that it is all about the children.


  6. I received a lot knowledge from previous managers.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Promotional opportunities, benefits; such as medical and holiday pay, vacation accrual and sick leave were good, training opportunities. The City has numerous departments and titles one may choose from.

    Cons

    Some managers only look out for themselves, freezing salaries, not being able to hire in some departments, office politics, pay ranges, policies for promotional pay, took away tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    Larger departments need more diverse senior management.


  7. Culture of backwardness

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No good aspects for this employer

    Cons

    Micromanaging, backward looking, non-challenging, low quality


  8. tense, a lot of political influence.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    some good co-workers, hard working and under paid.

    Cons

    politicians undermine efforts to carry out service for the public and community good. Very frustrating for those with any sense of integrity and belief that the City should serve the common good, and not cater to private greed.

    Advice to Management

    if any of you have any conscience left, can you really sleep at night?????


  9. Career launch pad to leave asap.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kansas City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Mostly nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Work hours. Life/ balance. Union

    Advice to Management

    Work with the union like you should. Let your employees feel some self worth.


  10. review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit and work balance

    Cons

    I think too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Sorry! No advice


  11. City of Kansas City, MO- great benefits & big downsides you can count on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, job security in many positions, and you can easily anticipate career growth if you're not planning any big positions changes.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics! Typical government structure where after a person makes it through their 6 month probationary period they will quite likely NEVER be let go for being incompetent. The mid-level management are clueless and operate behind a curtain of secrecy when making decisions that impact the people they directly supervise. Also, because it is government, they can't offer perks to certain qualified & high-quality employees to keep them on board. There is a very structured system for advancing, which is a benefit to many people who don't actually come to work to WORK.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people as supervisors, program mangers, etc. just because they've put in the time. Some actual people skills are necessary in order to manage other people. Also, a culture of accountability might help with making people actually do some work when they are sitting at their desk. This means accountability from mangers too. Involving employees in decision-making instead of handing decisions down from the top might even help the morale & increase productivity.



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