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Nashville, TN Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
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    Human Resources Analyst

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Nashville, TN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Government job with no long hours. People were generally ok

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Good ole boy network in play

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Horrible management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Work head start. The kids are great.

    Cons

    The management sucks. The pay is low. management does not treat enrolled families very well. Especially the foreign families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change overall management... And maybe employees would stay

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    Solid work environment but run by the Mayor;s Buddies regardless of Aptitude or ability.

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    Former Employee - Information Systems Operations Analyst 2 in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Information Systems Operations Analyst 2 in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Nashville, TN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Civil Service - Somewhat. When they follow the rules that they set it's helpful to protect people. Good benefits package and a pension. plan (once vested.. and (f it lasts)

    Cons

    Metro has several different departments. Each departments leadership is different. Some great... some not. My review is for ITS (Information Technology Services) where I was employed for almost 10 years. When I started the employees were given the tools they needed to do a great job and people were happy. Nashville ranked in the top 10list of Microsoft's Digital cities. The department has unfortunately become a bureaucracy run by nothing other than politicians driven only by the advisement of corporate auditors. Management fails to realize that if they listened and worked with their people instead of brushing them aside that things would run smooth and there would be no need for auditors. The work environment has become toxic where co-workers are put against each other so they can suck up to even be considered for promotion. The people (now) being placed in charge are there only because they they are yes men/women. Talent and technical aptitude mean nothing if you don't play the game. In the last year they have run off a record number of long term employees who were a true asset to the organization. Poor management costs the citizens of Davidson County money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your people. Recognise that just because you were put in charge byt the powers that be , you don't
    know everything. Your decisions should be made on the advice of your team... the ones who do the work every
    day and deal with issues first hand. Create a positive work environment where people are motivated to sucede
    rather than try to survive in a cut throat environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Metro government position with standard government pay and hours

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    Current Employee - Law Clerk/Lawyer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Law Clerk/Lawyer in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Nashville, TN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    --work hours generally 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday
    --health benefits generally categorized as a Nashville Metro employee (exceed those offered to State employees)
    --variety of downtown restaurants in walking distance
    --generous holidays off

    Cons

    --general government pay, so lower than private sector jobs; depending on budget annual pay raises are not guaranteed
    --parking (employee lot is across river with limited shuttle access in early morning and afternoon but not during day; approximately 1/2 mile walk); closer parking is expensive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Interpreter, Spanish-English, English Spanish, primarily for speech therapists and audiologists

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    Current Employee - Interpreter in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Interpreter in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Nashville, TN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Service to a public truly in need

    Cons

    Very few; the primary "con" is the failure of management to practice Robert Greenleaf's philosophy of servant leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that employees are provided resources they need and that management is accountable to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great opportunities for creativity; bureaucracy frustrating.

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    Current Employee - Museum Technician in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Museum Technician in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Excellent administrative support for staff and creative ideas. Very generous benefit package and time off. Collection, building incredible; staff dedicated and passionate.

    Cons

    Compensation based on seniority/longevity rather than performance. Bureaucracy can be frustrating. Not a lot of opportunity for growth or advancement.

  8.  

    It is a pay check.

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Most of the coworkers are nice. It has been a learning experience in how government can move at a snails pace.

    Cons

    Department heads are political appointments. There is no advancement opportunities. Professional certifications (CPA, CIA,etc) are not awarded or encourage. Pay is lower than private sector accountants. Management does not listen to employee work concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    If I had know then what I know now, I would never have made the move

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Nashville, TN

    Pros

    The pay check comes regularly.

    Cons

    It's like they look for slave labor with the wages they pay front line staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure the current job descriptions and come in line with the rest of the country.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    no internal controls

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Nashville, TN

    Pros

    work/life balance
    people
    team work
    few lay offs
    hours

    Cons

    technology
    training
    cronyism
    lack of oppor
    no loyolty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Doesn't Recommend

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