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  1. "Great Summer Job"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at City Of Abilene, Texas

      Pros

      Good pay for teens working summer jobs

      Cons

      the outside heat, sometimes low hours,

    • "Terrible insurance, low salaries especially for hourly employees"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at City Of Abilene, Texas full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good location - the town is large enough to have everything you need and small enough to not have traffic congestion. Good schools New City Manager has the right idea, if the Council doesn't run him off.

      Cons

      Insurance has really gone downhill the last three years, to the point that it would be cheaper to just pay the penalty for not having it. Small town politics has run amuck. Salaries are on the low side compared to similar positions at comparable cities in the state.

      Advice to Management

      People are leaving rapidly right now because of the expense and lack of coverage on their health insurance. City Council needs to put their egos aside and team up with some other cities to get a better group rate. The City also needs to quit hiring a consulting firm to do a study every time there's a decision to be made. That kills morale, because it tells the employees two things - that you don't trust their abilities...

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    • "Good Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at City Of Abilene, Texas full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Most people want to work together and help citizens and each other. Hours are good but, overtime is not freely given to every department. Retirement plan seems fair and vacation time is generous.

      Cons

      Seems like the organization is very top heavy. Funding is always an issue and medical benefits are high.

      Advice to Management

      Add more "hands" and less "chiefs". Promote employees by contribution and not by attrition.

    • "City job"

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      Current Employee - Meter Reader in Abilene, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at City Of Abilene, Texas full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Health insurance and benefits

      Cons

      Not much to say about it

    • "Recreation Aide"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at City Of Abilene, Texas part-time

        Pros

        Great people, great summer job for a college student or High School student. Average pay considering you play games all day. Fun summer job. Always something different each day.

        Cons

        Not enough hours, working in the heat, working with kids can be very stressful! Manager will treat you like you are one of the kids.

        Advice to Management

        Not everyone working this job is 16 years old, treat summer employees better.

      • "City Hall doesnt seem to care but coworkers do"

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        Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Abilene, TX
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at City Of Abilene, Texas full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Cowokers become like familu Feeling like you are making a difference Benefits, free doctor visits

        Cons

        Upper Management at City Hall Citizens, they yell at you for every single thing Lack of support from City Hall

        Advice to Management

        I had a wonderful manager who gave his all to my department, unfortunately he had no support from his supervisors up at City Hall and that made his work almost impossible to do. We wanted to make a lot of progressive changes to move forward and City Hall wanted us to stay stagnant.

      • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at City Of Abilene, Texas full-time

        Pros

        One of the best employers in the city. Lots of opportunity for advancement. Great entry level jobs available. As a dispatcher, you will get opportunities for overtime and shift differential.

        Cons

        No pay raises for good performance. Dispatching requires schedule flexibility... overnights, weekends.

      • "System Administrator"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at City Of Abilene, Texas

        Pros

        Flexibility - The position offered the ability to create work schedules and projects as needed. The ability to work across a broad spectrum of activities was also a plus.

        Cons

        The pay was not enough to keep people there.

      • "Great Place to Work"

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          Current Employee - Engineer Assistant in Abilene, TX

          I have been working at City Of Abilene, Texas full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Good hours, excellent benefits, great 401K plan.

          Cons

          Depending on where you work, work can be slow process.

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