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Blount County Library Reviews

Updated Jan 4, 2018

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  1. "Nice to work with"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Maryville, TN
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blount County Library part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The library lets us use their board room as a venue, a set of laptops to use during class, comfy chairs, and a nice smart TV to teach a class.

    Cons

    The wi-fi can be spotty

    Advice to Management

    Change the posters that say we go until 5 PM to something more like 4:15. Everyone comes expecting to stay too long.

    Blount County Library2017-02-19
  2. "Great people to work with but not much career opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Blount County Library part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are pleasant and helpful, willing to step in for someone who is sick or has a family issue. Immediate supervisor is understanding and willing to make adjustments to schedule as needed. Working with the public can be both challenging and entertaining. Having access to new materials. Discount at the cafe.

    Cons

    Very few full time opportunities, even for those with advanced degrees. No benefits to speak of for part time. Lack of communication by upper management creates low morale amongst workers and feelings of unimportance. Not all workers are treated as being as valuable as others. Having to work nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and positive interaction with employees. Allow input from employees without backlash. Be more approachable. Create more opportunities for those willing to work hard.

    Blount County Library2018-01-04
  3. "library assistant"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Maryville, TN
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Blount County Library for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very pleasant work environment no stress job

    Cons

    full time not available no benefits

    Advice to Management

    none

    Blount County Library2017-01-09
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Librarian 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Blount County Library full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers become like family.

    Cons

    Working with the public offering a FREE service can sometimes be challenging.

    Blount County Library2016-10-01
  5. "Nice Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Youth Services Specialist in Maryville, TN
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blount County Library part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay Staff is easy to get along with and very welcoming Variety of tasks to do, job is never boring

    Cons

    Asked to come in often (due to staffing situations) when not scheduled Work weekends

    Blount County Library2015-08-05
  6. "Work in pleasant surroundings, helping a variety of people find services or information they need."

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    Current Employee - Reference Librarian in Maryville, TN
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Blount County Library part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many of the patrons truely need and appreciate the services the library provides and the assistance they receive. The building is beautiful and the atmosphere relaxed.

    Cons

    The county provides low compensation with only two raises in the past eight years. Educational accomplishments are not required or rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with the service providers who interact with the public and get input there as well as with the administrative staff.

    Blount County Library2014-01-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall it is a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in

    I have been working at Blount County Library

    Pros

    Work with great people. Flexible scheduling. Work environment is pleasant. Supervisors are supportive. Very little job stress. Immediate access to new books and movies.

    Cons

    Limited chances for advancement. Most positions are part time which means no benefits. Communications between management and employees could use some improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Administration could be more involved in the day to day activities

    Blount County Library2012-04-24
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