I worked at City of Minneapolis full-time (More than 8 years)
I cannot attest to specific pros for the City simply because I worked in only one department of a multitude of departments within the city. Overall benefits were good and compensation seemed fair (though it was under union contract). Specifically for the job, knowing I was doing my best to help the community and to keep the police and fire fighter responders safe.
Again, I cannot attest to the city level, but for the specific job there would be many to list. I think it can best be surmised as a cavernous divide between employees, supervisors, and management that pitted each against the others.
Advice to Management
Follow the advice of Richard Branson who essentially said to take care of your employees and they will take care of you. Management is NOT taking care of their employees.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at City of Minneapolis.
Extremely basic, know about government a little bit. This job is for those interested in the public sector of organizations (i.e. working for the city of (any city title). IT wasn't difficult by any means
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