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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)

    "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.


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    "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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  5. "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


  6. 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


  7. "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


  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


  11. Helpful (2)

    "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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