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City of Austin Texas Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "Lots of red tape, which is normal for a city job" (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Pension, Lots of time off

    Cons

    Management miscommunication, Pay doesn't match cost of living in city


  2. "Bullies with no education"

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, rolling pto, most holidays

    Cons

    Hostile workplace, HR does bare minimum, go to work dreading it every day.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at selecting managers and supervisors.

  3. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashiering in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cashiering in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary
    People
    Flexible
    Lenient
    Positive

    Cons

    Location
    Scheduling
    Management
    Disorganized
    Staff


  4. "No room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people you work with are great.

    Cons

    limited flexibility, bureaucratic, endless silos


  5. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome benefits plenty of vacation time.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, which is normal for a city job.


  6. "Austin Convention Center, City Staff Temp"

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    Former Employee - City Staff in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - City Staff in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Picked my own hours, great team, great management.

    Cons

    Couldn't work more than 1000 hours per year. Which worked for me but Many co-workers needed more hours.


  7. "Great Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome, pay is decent.

    Cons

    Slow hiring process and slow to change policies.

  8. "Customer Service Red"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health benefits are great for families.

    Cons

    There aren't many if you know how to handle micro managing.


  9. "Stability"

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    Former Employee - Administrative
    Former Employee - Administrative

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

    Pros

    Stable job after your 6 months period.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for growth. Lack of innovation .


  10. "A Conscientious City"

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    Current Employee - Call Center Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Call Center Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Austin Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The City is truly a great employer! They value their employees and have respect for their well being. They have competitive pay, amazing benefits pretty transparent executive staff as well as having fair practices in both interviewing and chances for promotion. They also are willing to substitute education for experience and vice versa though most positions cap this at 4 years-

    Cons

    It is a Public employer, so things can move slower than they do in the Private sector. It also took a while to adjust to working with what’s available rather than purchasing newer and better things. ( The last one is not so much a con because they truly do try and make ever penny count. So, as it is nothing more than a potentially helpful hint to new employees. )

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend more collaborative efforts, as they pertain to separate work groups.