Kansas City Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. 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

    I worked at Kansas City

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  2. Internship was useless

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Intern - Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Kansas City as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The opportunity to be close to top level officials in the city government

    Cons

    No guidance was given. Very few tasks were given to me. I did not have many opportunities to speak with my supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Pay interns. Provide some level of guidance and responsibility.


  3. Experience was ok. Too much testing.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher in Kansas City, KS

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


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  5. Culture of backwardness

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No good aspects for this employer

    Cons

    Micromanaging, backward looking, non-challenging, low quality


  6. tense, a lot of political influence.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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?????


  7. Career launch pad to leave asap.

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    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Plant Operator in Kansas City, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  8. review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Kansas City

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit and work balance

    Cons

    I think too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Sorry! No advice


  9. 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

    I have been working at Kansas City

    Doesn't Recommend
    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.


  10. Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kansas City

    Pros

    Great summer internship program, I don't know if it still exists now but it helped me stay productive over the summer.

    Cons

    The only downside is that the program no longer exists, it helped keep youths busy during the summer.



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