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City of Atlanta Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
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  • Pay is horrible, no raises unless approved by City Council (no raise in 1 (in 8 reviews)

  • Low pay, stressful and unprofessional work environment (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "There is a chance to grow, but complications with management and HR will cause hardships."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
    Current Employee - Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is chance to work overtime. A chance to gain access to educational tools, professional development and support and longevity.

    Cons

    Stagnated thinking, management can be relaxed or strict, either way it has an effect. HR is horrible and dissemination of information is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the opportunity to learn and grow as much as feasibly possible. Take refresher courses on leadership, management with emphasis on employee support.


  2. "Just o.k.-"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at City of Atlanta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay for government work

    Cons

    Workplace is not supportive for those who think outside the box. Also, there isn't much room for growth

  3. "Police Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer
    Current Employee - Police Officer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This department is good to get your foot in the door. If you want to work in a special unit, this is the department for you. The pay is decent and there's a lot of extra jobs that pay up to $50 an hour. You can gain a lot of experience/training here. It's also very easy to move up.

    Cons

    You're just a body to your supervisors. If you get caught up in something, your supervisors/the department will not have your back. They see you as a liability to them. The retirement sucks. There's no take home cars unless you live in the zone you work, then they'll give you a car that barely runs with no A/C.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to improve moral. There's officers on my watch sicking out/calling off literally everyday. The amount of officers leaving is ridiculous. They have rookies field training new officers.


  4. "cash & investment manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash & Investmnt Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cash & Investmnt Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with a great group

    Cons

    public sector is much different then the corp world

    Advice to Management

    current manager & group are great


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Atlanta full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, good benefits also

    Cons

    No promotion opportunity available, political environment


  6. "Communications Dispatcher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary and job security

    Cons

    hours and mandatory overtime needed

    Advice to Management

    work with employees to help balance


  7. "Days in the Atl"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in East Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Police Officer in East Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to start a career in Law Enforcement. Probably the best in on hand training in the state.

    Cons

    Refuse to pay the officers that do the bulk of the work.

  8. "Something to consider."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Atlanta full-time

    Pros

    A good place to gain experience right out of college.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best.


  9. "Stepping Stone (Atlanta Police)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer
    Current Employee - Police Officer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Quick and easy hiring process
    - Great opportunity to gain valuable career experience
    - Plentiful training opportunities
    - Makes you a very marketable and desirable candidate for other departments

    Cons

    - Non-competitive pay and benefits (below average pay)
    - Below standard working conditions
    - Poor pension
    - Positions are filled through friendships and favoritism not by qualification or merit.
    - Lacks up to date law enforcement technology
    - The department does not have an effective vehicle maintenance and replacement program

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to your officers
    - Invest in your officers
    - Increase pay to a competitive standard
    - Invest in the latest technology and equipment
    - Create an effective vehicle maintenance and replacement program
    - View your employees as an asset and not an expense


  10. "Airside Operations Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airside Operations Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Airside Operations Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Atlanta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get chances to move up.

    Cons

    You have to work holidays.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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