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City of Centennial Overview

Centennial, CO
51 to 200 employees
2001
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Welcome to the City of Centennial! The City is proud of its reputation for innovation and unique way of doing business. As a contract city with a small core staff of just 60 employees, we work closely as a team to serve a community of more than 107,000 in the south metro Denver ... Read more

Mission: The City of Centennial is dedicated to providing a high quality of life, delivering superior customer service, and achieving the highest professional standards. We strive to uphold our mission by adhering to our organizational values.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
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    Pros

    Most of the people are really great! Close to home, shopping, restaurants and other businesses. Lots of employee potlucks and recognitions for birthdays. Employees have the opportunity to recognize each other. It is a job and they offer benefits with paid holidays off.

    Cons

    Low pay for long hours with no compensation or appreciation for all the hours put in. Life-work balance is not supported even though they say they have balance both in their interviews and on their website. It would be nice to be able to be compensated with a day or two off during a month without having to take sick or vacation time--especially if the average work week for an employee is 45 to 50 or more hours a WEEK. Cost of benefits went up which lowered take home pay and no salary increase all though a 2% increase had been discussed and decided against. Incompetent, unqualified and low skilled employees are promoted to management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Promoting employees who are not qualified for the position or because they dont cut it in another area is stupid and detrimental to moral. You will get more work, loyalty and happier employees if you appreciate them more--if not with a salary increase, with more appreciation and compensation in some way for all the extra hours.

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City of Centennial Photos

City of Centennial photo of: Our Planning group work together to collect resident input for the new Centennial NEXT Comprehensive Plan.
City of Centennial photo of: City staff members join together to show support for our Superbowl-bound Denver Broncos.
City of Centennial photo of: City staff, contractors, and Council join to cheer on our Denver Broncos at a Superbowl party!
City of Centennial photo of: A collaboration of staff members from 6 different departmental groups to be the very best kickball team ever!
City of Centennial photo of: Root beer floats for our Finance department as they do team building exercises at our Eagle Street location.
City of Centennial photo of: A cross departmental group meet outside at our picnic table for a Team Challenge planning session.
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    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at City of Centennial (Centennial, CO) in April 2016.

    Interview

    When I went through the interview process for the City of Centennial, I was surprised with how communicative the staff was about the process. I was kept informed at every step of the process. It was also extremely interesting to me that there were a number of panel members for my interview that were not directly tied to my line of work because of the collaboration that the staff members participate in on a daily basis.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you balance your personal work relationships with your professional obligations as a Human Resources representative?   Answer Question
    • What do you look for in an organization? What organizational values are important to you?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • The City of Centennial has an opening for a City Manager, who will serve as the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible to the Mayor and City Council for the leadership and administration of all operations of the City, except the City Attorney’s Office. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ5Pb

    City of Centennial, CO | City Manager Recruitment Underway! (Centennial, CO)

    Government position for City Manager in Centennial Colorado. Employer City of Centennial, CO

  • Are you a human resources professional with experience in a broad range of HR functions? We're hiring a Human Resource Generalist!

    Human Resources Generalist

    The City of Centennial is seeking a human resources professional with experience in a broad range of human resources functions.

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City of Centennial Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Fit Friendly Worksite Award, American Heart Association (AHA), 2016
  • Certified Healthy Business Partner, Health Links Colorado, 2016
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