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City of Austin Texas Reviews

Updated February 5, 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. "Great City"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).


  2. "Good Place To Work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Business Process Specialist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  4. "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


  5. "Great place to learn and grow!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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


  7. "Overall, great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks!

    Cons

    City Council makes final say on important policies, budget, staffing allocation.

  8. "Austin Water"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and hours of work

    Cons

    lots of politics and management loves to micro-manage

    Advice to Management

    stop micro-managing


  9. "Overall great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting job, awesome culture & strong employee recognition program, flexibility (e.g. schedules, working remotely), amazing benefits, best bosses I've ever had.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement can be limited, depending on the department.


  10. "Bilingual Customer Service Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and atmosphere.

    Cons

    is only part time with no benefits

    Advice to Management

    since the airport is continuing to expand is a great idea to hire full time


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