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City of Austin Texas Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits and hours of work (in 21 reviews)

  • The benefits were good and there was a good work life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • is only part time with no benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Red tape is a very real thing and makes it tough to do things quickly (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Network Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Network Administrator
    Former Employee - Network Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Staff was excellent. Allowed to explore different ways to solve problems and learn new ways to improve productivity.

    Cons

    At times bureaucracy is bureaucracy. City can be inefficient in some areas.


  2. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Austin Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for learning and growth.

    Cons

    Government pay is not equivalent to corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Unsatisfactory"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at City of Austin Texas part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers are great people to work with.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, low pay,


  4. "Typical bureaucratic job, but far better than most other govt jobs"

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    Former Employee - Associate Court Clerk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Court Clerk in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Austin Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training for City employees, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Parking downtown was terrible. Building itself and break room outdated and nasty, managers hated their jobs at it showed. Lots of money wasted and misappropriated to lesser needs.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain employees then appreciate them more, listen to complaints made, and offer departmental incentives and things that encourage retention like decent break rooms, parking lots for employees and not just management.


  5. "Good Place To Work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Austin Texas part-time

    Pros

    meaningful work, lots of opportunites

    Cons

    hours are tough and strict


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great City"

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    Former Employee - IT Geospatial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Geospatial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Austin Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Health Benefits
    Relaxed Work Environment including dress and scheduling
    Something like 12,000-13,000 employees, can transfer to find the right position for you if you are unsatisfied with your job.

    Cons

    Most people hired now spend significant time as a temp worker before they were brought on board. New positions are few and far between, the hiring process is slow, and they usually hire from within (the temps) sometimes even only allowing current City of Austin employees to apply (again the temps).


  7. "Business Process Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist
    Current Employee - Business Process Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The City offers Good Benefits
    Opportunities for Advancement

    Cons

    some processes can move slowly

  8. "Run by the government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Austin Texas part-time

    Pros

    The job pays very well for the position

    Cons

    The scheduling and hours can be poor


  9. "Great place to learn and grow!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer B in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer B in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable work and pay
    Work/life balance
    Lots of areas to grow in
    Many different specialties
    Benefits
    Pension

    Cons

    Political environment
    Public interaction
    Red Tape
    Bureaucratic Environment
    Slow moving


  10. "Great benefits and good culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Austin Texas full-time

    Pros

    City of Austin takes care of its employees with great benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucratic stuff for employees to deal with


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