City of Austin Texas Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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City of Austin Texas City Manager Spencer Cronk (no image)
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40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and raises every year(in 33 reviews)

  • "good hours from 8 to 5 and we get good benefits(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Stuck in part time work with no benefits(in 9 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Air Quality

      May 11, 2021 - Internship 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, work-home life balance exceptional.

      Cons

      I do not have anything negative to say

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Activity specialist

      May 7, 2021 - Activity Specialist in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Job. Great Co-workers. Bond with members of the community.

      Cons

      Very competitive career advancement. The Parks and Recreation Department needs a better/easier route for promoting qualified internal employees that has proven themselves.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      City of Austin

      May 7, 2021 - Mobility Officer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tuition Reimbursement and 15$ min wage

      Cons

      Pay not great for many employees

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor work environment / Great benefits

      Feb 8, 2021 - Permit and Licensing Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best reason to work for the City of Austin is the benefits. Great health, dental and vision insurance, 11 paid holidays, 2 personal holidays and the vacation days are accumulative. The constant training is great as well. You have to take 16hours of training and you get paid for the work.

      Cons

      The division I am in is not managed well. They can't keep a division manager for long and the supervisors that are in charge are incompetent. I have worked here for almost 3 years and have been trying to get out for 2 of those years. The division I am in seems like a revolving door of employees. They can't keep anyone for longer than 3 years except management positions. They treat the permit group like children while the rest of the division get treated like adults. None of the other groups within the division have such problems with work load as the permitters.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Paramedic

      May 10, 2021 - Clinical Specialist in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefit and pay. Compensation is reasonable.

      Cons

      Harsh administration and culture, no love from above.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      City of Austin is a great employer

      Apr 23, 2021 - Marketing and Public Information Program Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment with flexible schedules.

      Cons

      Red tape and, although necessary, long processes.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      COA

      Apr 25, 2021 - Administrative Specialist in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, professional development opportunities

      Cons

      Slow to transition to modern work environment

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great flexibility full or part time

      Apr 21, 2021 - Lifeguard in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great learning experience first aide CPR

      Cons

      the weather can be challenging at times

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 22, 2021 - Public Information Specialist in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kind coworkers, flexible time off

      Cons

      No opportunity for merit based raises

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice people, but some incompetent people

      May 5, 2021 - Student in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Flexibility of job depends on your luck with supervisor

      Cons

      lots of incompetent people in positions of power

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