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City of Arlington, TX Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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City of Arlington, TX Mayor Robert Cluck
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX full-time

    Pros

    Everything they teach is important and good to know

    Cons

    No cons except be ready for the grey.


  2. "Overall a good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Trainer in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    11 paid holidays. Good vacation time. 48 hrs unsubstantiated sick time annually.

    Cons

    Health insurance is horrible. Raises sometimes unavailable.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing your employees. Fix the inconsistencies.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Chief Information Officer and HR Department"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Most Departments are great, with a good culture and good people.
    Lots of Sick Days/Vacation and Holidays
    City Council does its best to look out for the employees.

    Cons

    IT Department Management
    No Remote Work
    HR is only there for the Management

    Advice to Management

    The CIO on multiple occasions harrassed individual employees, and in some cases entire teams of employees. This was reported to the HR department and the HR department did nothing in this matter and willfully ignored it. The CIO was allowed to continue to constantly Harass employees , including verbal abuse. Policies were used to run off employees that the CIO himself violated many times. Beware the IT department at the city. Every time I would go to discuss any issue , with any other department, the CIO's name would be brought up in regards to how difficult it is to work with him , and how he would constantly condescend to the other departments.


  4. "Terrible I.T. Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people in technical roles.

    Cons

    Terrible I.T, leadership. Don't care about wasting taxpayers money.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house starting at the CIO.


  5. "PSA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time

    Pros

    Great City to work for. Excellent benefits. Decent work environment.

    Cons

    Hours. Lack of appreciation. Pay raises were too sporadic and too low for a city doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Balance pay raises and benefits better. Provide better employee recognition.


  6. "Lead Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Lead Lifeguard in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Lifeguard in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have flexible hours and it's a great job for college students. The staff currently employed are great and you will enjoy working with them.

    Cons

    Despite the pay it is part time and you are not allowed to go over a certain weekly number of hours. No full time positions is a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Create more full time positions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good City to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX full-time

    Pros

    There is some freedom in the duties. room to move up. Pay is fair.

    Cons

    There is always politics. String-pulling. Loudest complaint gets what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to work plan for maintenance. Talk to other departments.

  8. "City of Arlington's morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunities once hired

    Cons

    Low morale; employees were pretty negative and voiced it openly

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and support employees who are unhappy and want to transfer to other departments. And when employee morale is low, change it. Listen to your employees and ensure there are no egregious repercussions.


  9. "Telecommunicator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time

    Pros

    The only thing is that the retirement benefits are great.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management. Unprofessional environment. Inconsistently enforced policies.

    Advice to Management

    Make yourself more approachable, listen to your employees. Maintain fully staffed so your employees aren't being punished by constantly working 12 hour shifts. Don't take away benefits like requesting time off due to such low staffing levels.


  10. "Excellent Employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Arlington, TX full-time

    Pros

    Very reasonable pay and stability is one of most interesting reasons I work here. City Management is excellent as well.

    Cons

    The location right now is not the best due to on-going constructions.


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