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City of Arlington, TX Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. "Excellent Employment"

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    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.


  2. "Program manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Grear benefits and coworkers are outstanding

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Keep up the good work.

  3. "Telecommunicator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are interested in becoming a police officer, you can get an up close and personal experience beforehand.

    Cons

    It's shift work, the schedule isn't consistent, you don't get paid enough for everything that's thrown at you and the city doesn't value their employees and it shows


  4. "Schedule sports programs for adults and youth."

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    Former Employee - Sports Coordinator in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Sports Coordinator in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of a lot. Hours aren't good, you are expected to volunteer at every City event. They will wear you out.

    Cons

    You are at the customers beck and call. You will never be right, even if they lie about you.

    Advice to Management

    Have your employee's back.


  5. "Customer service representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Schedule, holidays off, paid time off

    Cons

    Pay, management, inflexible, micromanagers, horrible management styles, probation period

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism, acknowledge hard work and reward accordingly, respect one another and be kind!


  6. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time

    Pros

    Good work hours and environment

    Cons

    There is a lack of upward mobility.


  7. "Better than Dallas"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great manager, understanding coworkers, challenging work

    Cons

    Parking, construction, no workout areas, dress code

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your extra assignments and projects affect your management of us staff. We are all here for the same reason.

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    "I loved working for the City of Arlington, but Human Resources needs new management."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    Hard-working, talented co-workers. Good training opportunities. Good communication with other departments within the City. Progressive City attitude and vision for the future.

    Cons

    No benefits of any kind for part-time employees and HR leaders who lead by bullying and putting a huge gap between management and others.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others the way you want to be treated.


  9. "GIS Technician"

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

    I worked at City of Arlington, TX full-time

    Pros

    I felt like it was a great work environment that gave me stability and work experience. We were able to stay up to date on the latest software.

    Cons

    Training opportunities came too little too late for those of us considered support staff. And there is little opportunity to become active in professional societies unless you are management.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the support staff to train and be active in order to be the best professional that one can be. k


  10. "Sr. Plans Examiner"

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    Former Employee - Senior Plans Examiner in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Plans Examiner in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Larger city, variety of project types, opportunity to work with engineers, architects, and planners. Building Official Rick Ripley is very knowledgeable and is willing to share his knowledge and invest in personal development. Planning department as a whole is under good leadership. Good opportunity to learn how a city works. Consistent 8-5 schedule. Opportunities to move around in different roles if desired.

    Cons

    Low morale in plans examiner department, pay is subpar for experience level, politics are strong-focuses on larger companies over smaller ones, medical benefits are drastically below market standard - if your spouse has her own insurance, he/she can't be in yours. PTO package is not very good. Only sick leave is available within first 6 months. Draconian approach to time management. Flex schedule/go home when project is complete is nonexistent. Technical professionals have to do front desk (permit tech) duties once a week.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp PTO package to be a comprehensive PTO package rather than having sick leave. Insurance plan is not feasible-look into having a plan with copay and lower deductible. Include spouse in plan. Reward higher performing professionals with ability to have salary increases or promotions. The 6 month rule should be eliminated. Eliminate front desk duties for technical professionals and hire a couple permit techs.


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