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  1. "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


  2. "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


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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.


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  5. "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


  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


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    "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. 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.


  11. "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


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