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City of Asheville Asheville Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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  1. "Awesome place to work! Loved it."

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Asheville full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team! Great leadership! I got to work on some really cool projects.

    Cons

    It was hard to work on projects when we were always in maintenance mode.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "City of Asheville is a solid employer"

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    Current Employee - Sustainability Analyst in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Sustainability Analyst in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    COA has a lot of awesome employees. My coworkers are smart and talented and a pleasure to work with. I feel like I am part of a team that's moving in the right direction, together.

    Cons

    The benefits are great, but compensation is quite low. I would make about 50% more working a very similar job in the Triangle.


  3. "No organization or forward thinking leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City of Asheville full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of autonomy, job security

    Cons

    Seriously lacking forward thinking leadership, no cohesiveness on a strategic plan, very siloed, departments don't work together, no one takes responsibility for change or progress, serious lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility! Communicate a 5 year plan to all employees


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    "Employees=Expendable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of Asheville full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and job security.

    Cons

    Lack of pay raises, administration incompetent, poor leadership and decision making within the police and human resources departments, and lack of respect for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Anyone that "grew up" in the Annarino administration of the Police Department needs to be removed from a leadership position. Stop spending countless dollars on surveys to assess whether something is feasible or not, make a decision and go with it, or not. For a small city, there seems to be a lack in oversight of the various departments that comprise city government, and a plan to improve this lack of accountability would greatly improve the image of the city as well as prevent future controversy and lawsuits.


  6. "Poor supervisor performance"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is none to be said. Very poor environment

    Cons

    having to deal with those who are kool-aid drinkers

    Advice to Management

    unless you love drinking kool-aid


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Plan Review Technician in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Plan Review Technician in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
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    I have been working at City of Asheville full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is great if you like being of service to your community.

    Cons

    Lack of raises the last three years has kind of been a bummer.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who really produce results and weed out those who only give lip service and excuses.


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