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City of 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)

    "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
    Neutral Outlook
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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.

  3. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Asheville full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good and you can get into city pools free

    Cons

    can be a lot of work and is a full time job


  4. 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.


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    "Long-time employee"

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    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.


  6. "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


  7. "Communicator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    opportunity for lots of overtime

    Cons

    high turn over, not sufficient training.

    Advice to Management

    better trainers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "OK Place to Work"

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    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


  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. "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


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