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  1. Very political.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Newton Massachusetts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, clean environment union position, good benefits, 35 hour work week

    Cons

    Political environment. You must learn quickly to keep your mouth shut about politics

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  2. Nepotism reigns supreme

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    Former Employee - Not On Your Life in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Not On Your Life in Newton, MA

    I worked at Newton Massachusetts part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good for part-time.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant. Even at the highest levels (non-union), sons and daughters are brought on, when others need the jobs more, probably to make ends meet. Sons and daughters arrive late, leave early, take long lunch breaks, and nothing can be said. Maybe that's just the way it is in government.

    Advice to Management

    Management is involved in the nepotism. There should be a City ordinance against it unless there is absolutely NO ONE else who can do the job.

  3. very helpful for future lawyers

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    Current Employee - Legal Clerk in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Legal Clerk in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Newton Massachusetts

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    opportunities to learn many different aspects of law, plenty of hands on experience available, all the attorneys are very helpful

    Cons

    you are not compensated for your work, but other than that there really isn't too much to be negative about

    Advice to Management

    management is great, very help, maybe try to persuade the aldermen to compensate the interns! other than that, nothing really more to add

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  5. You stay involved because the system pays well, but the people can hold you from achieving full potential.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Newton Massachusetts

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Pay is great, benefits are great,

    Cons

    The entire system from the mayor to the payroll offices are deplorable there is no unity and no control over anything.

  6. Good summer work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newton Massachusetts

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Decent pay and easy work, I could have gone back to continue working in the bathhouse (or trained to lifeguard) but it's not worth it.

    Cons

    Boring, boring work, and also it's seasonal. Good summer job for young kids but that's about it. College and older, find a real job.

    Advice to Management

    Thank god they had outside cleaning people do the cleaning, because no way would a bunch of kids do that work.

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