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

  • "Hard to move around and get a new job with same organization(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fun and Rewarding work in the community."

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

    I worked at City of Austin Texas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Everyone loves what they do and are laid back. If you like a casual work environment, this is it.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. You have to wait for someone to leave or retire.

    City of Austin Texas2019-03-05
  2. "Topped out Admin"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Austin Texas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Administrative jobs are some of the most plentiful in the organization and if you keep your eyes open, you can quickly climb to the top of the admin ladder.

    Cons

    Making the next step away from the admin field into another can be challenging. It is difficult to get required experience to be competitive in future interviews away from the admin job family.

    City of Austin Texas2019-03-18
  3. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Forensic Scientist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Austin Texas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Takes great care of their employees with amazing benefits

    Cons

    Police department is stills a boys club

    City of Austin Texas2019-03-07
  4. "Everyone is really kind and helpful"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You actually get to make a difference.

    Cons

    Little slow- generally light work loads

    City of Austin Texas2019-02-15
  5. "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Applications Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Austin Texas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and opportunities to learn more technologies if you are motivated to.

    Cons

    Not a lot of onboarding.

    City of Austin Texas2019-02-17
  6. "Coworkers can highly affect your experience here"

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Austin Texas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Work life balance, some opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Traffic, gossip, gossip, and gossip (yes, there’s a lot of it). Also, parking can be a nightmare so make sure you know about it upfront. Unfortunately, some workers get into low level positions and stay there for 10-20 years. They can really make it hard for new comers to learn and grow. More than half of the time you’re idle (just my experience, can’t speak for other depts or units), so workers spend their time...

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    Advice to Management

    Set a good tone for your employees. Lead by example.

    City of Austin Texas2019-02-12
  7. "Great Place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Programs Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Austin Texas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely Great Benefits and Generous PTO

    Cons

    You will be thrown in and left to manage by yourself depending on who your supervisor is.

    Advice to Management

    Provide help to incoming staff.

    City of Austin Texas2019-01-23
  8. "Stable company"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative 

    I worked at City of Austin Texas full-time

    Pros

    Stable company, good benefits

    Cons

    Didn't offer telecommute, Stable company, good benefits

    City of Austin Texas2019-01-18
  9. "Bullies with no education"

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

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

    City of Austin Texas2019-01-15
  10. "Cashier"

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

    I worked at City of Austin Texas for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary People Flexible Lenient Positive

    Cons

    Location Scheduling Management Disorganized Staff

    City of Austin Texas2019-01-01
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