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This vibrant and dynamic city tops numerous lists for business, entertainment, and quality of life. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile and “green” cities was selected as the “Best City for the Next Decade (Kiplinger), the ... Read more

Mission: It’s our organization’s mission to make Austin the best-managed City in the country.

Austinites share a sense of community pride and a determination that the City’s vision of making Austin the most livable City in the country is ... Read more

City of Austin Texas Reviews

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    "Great place to balance career & life and to make a career"

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    I have been working at City of Austin Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security, lots of room for advancement, ability to transfer to different depts, good pay, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, caring management, great co-workers, accepts weird people, fair treatment, union membership if you want, now civil service -one of the best places I've ever worked & I'm 56 yrs old.

    Cons

    rents are skyrocketing in Austin and City needs to raise our pay so we can afford to live in Austin, pay is not always equal or above market value, but they trying to change this, hard to get overtime in, hard to get to work; tuition reimbursement amount is out of touch with reality of high costs of tuition (only $2000/yr)

    Advice to Management

    raise our pay so we can afford to live in Austin or subsidize our pay with housing allowance. I can't pay $1,000 in rent when I only take home $1400 per month net; make it easier for employees to get to work; truly fund attempts to get employees to use public transportation,

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City of Austin Texas Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at City of Austin Texas (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Interview was like a question and answer panel. There was myself and 5 other people sitting at the table. I didn't expect to be questioned by 5 people at a rectangle table. It was like a tennis match trying to keep eye contact with different people asking you questions.

    Interview Questions

    • There were some interview questions that were given to prepare for the interview, but they were not as specific as the questions asked   1 Answer
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City of Austin Texas Awards & Accolades

  • National Top 50 Green Companies (#9), Green Power Partnership, 2012

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