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Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "It's ok."

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

    I have been working at City of Baltimore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to meet new people. Wonderful place to network.

    Cons

    NO ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of Baltimore full-time

    Pros

    Proceed with caution. It's not a stable environment DHR

    Cons

    If you are looking for stability. This is NOT the place. High turn over

    Advice to Management

    Gain leadership training and stop treating your staff like puppets.

  3. "Nice, Stable, SecureJob"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once probation is over, job security is pretty matchless compared to most other employers. Professional development classes available, free fitness classes, lots of paid time off and various types of leave for eligible employees.

    Cons

    Depending on what level of work you do it can get predictable and stale pretty fast. Lots of bureaucracy. Lots of "office politics" but that's inescapable in an office anyway. No other real cons.

    Advice to Management

    If you're in a management position, be like my former supervisor and support the growth of the people you supervise. Some managers don't do this and shoot themselves in the foot in the long run.


  4. "Sworn Officer"

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

    I have been working at City of Baltimore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, Employee Relations, Fair Salary

    Cons

    Shiftwork, long hours, constant change

    Advice to Management

    Chances are high that a motivated person will advance to a management position


  5. "Glad To Be Gone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Baltimore full-time

    Pros

    Very steady work, impossible to be fired, good benefits

    Cons

    Terrible people. If youre not best friends with your boss, you will be miserable. They preach how the office is family but certainly never felt like that. No room to advance, no raises, work is dull and repetitive. Parking, even for the city employee discount is way too expensive.


  6. "Typical Government position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Baltimore full-time

    Pros

    Stable job with lots of benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth.No variety in work performed.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sanitary Operating Water Treatment Tech in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sanitary Operating Water Treatment Tech in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Baltimore full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and the work differential the incentive to move up in the ranks. The ability to educate yourself and have it paid for by your employer.

    Cons

    The amount of abuse it takes from some of the long term employees before they change policy. And the weight gain from not having to much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Work a little more closely with your employees to make

  8. "Collections Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Baltimore full-time

    Pros

    Awesome Benefit. The health insurance is great, you're off for every holiday and still get paid, I could list all the benefits but this would be an essay.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible. If you do not have a degree your income is not great. You could have alot of experience but that doesn't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your employees pay rate.


  9. "Good Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Baltimore (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career Advancement opportunities for those interested

    Cons

    Culture needs improvement for growth


  10. "Baltimore City"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Baltimore full-time

    Pros

    I love the area I work in and get to do a lot of different things.

    Cons

    Pay is well below average for most jobs even with experience and education
    Raises do not come often and are not on pace with the economy
    Hiring practices vary from agency to agency
    Not a lot of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Employee appreciation is VERY rare. Many supervisors never thank their staff. We are tasked to do more and more with less resources often with no thanks or a raise.


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