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City of Asheville Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "City of Asheville is a solid employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "No organization or forward thinking leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

  3. "Easy job, not great pay"

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    Current Employee - Water Plant Operator in Black Mountain, NC
    Current Employee - Water Plant Operator in Black Mountain, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    relaxed environment, they will pay for you to get your certifications

    Cons

    management does not listen to employees complaints

    Advice to Management

    try a more laisser-faire approach


  4. "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


  5. "Good training, but they are not competitive at all on salaries"

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    Current Employee - Water Plant Operator III in Black Mountain, NC
    Current Employee - Water Plant Operator III in Black Mountain, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Access to training, Good place to get a start into water treatment

    Cons

    Lowest pay around, relatively no opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries at least to average for the positions


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plan Review Technician in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Plan Review Technician in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  7. "IT Internship Review"

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

    I have been working at City of Asheville as an intern

    Pros

    Salary is always a consideration when looking for work, but it is equally important that the environment be worth going into work every day. The people in the IT department are great to work with at the City of Asheville.

    Cons

    As an intern, there have been a couple of times I was asked to do things I didn't have sufficient privileges for, which made it a bit difficult to complete work orders.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long-time employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Asheville is a great place to live. Most employees are dedicated to serving the public. Asheville is a living wage employer.

    Cons

    The cost of living is high in Asheville. Housing costs should be a consideration.


  9. "government work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits, mostly nice people

    Cons

    working for government can get you bogged down in bureaucracy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "OK Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Less pay than county employees

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay


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