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  1. "Good place to work for"

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

    Pros

    It's a good way to get some government experience and contributing to the city. There are some really good people and managers working for the city.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are not very good at their jobs - they are not on top of things and lackadaisical.
    A lot of the stuff was not ready for me when I started. Took days, weeks or even months to get all the supplies I needed to do my job even though they had plenty of enough time to get prepared for my arrival.
    The atmosphere can feel very slow paced and boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more accurate and plan better for new employees coming in. Admit your mistakes rather than skimming over them.


  2. "Pro Shop Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Bloomington part-time

    Pros

    - Laid back work
    - Get to work with good people

    Cons

    - Weather affects availability of work. Bad weather, no pay


  3. "Positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team environment, Effective management.

    Cons

    Hard to grow, really slow at points.


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  5. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay! Great benefits! Great people to work with! If you're looking to help people and the community, this is the job for you!

    Cons

    The stress of being a police officer takes its toll if there isn't enough stress management. The public doesn't always like the Police because of the media.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more.


  6. "Great enviorenment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Bloomington part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They cycle through the tasks you preform so that it doesn't get mundane. Very nice about mistakes I made in my first couple weeks.

    Cons

    Sometimes the patrons can get really frustrated and take it out on you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing! I loved all the activities we had to keep things interesting. Great experience.


  7. "Nice people, great facilities"

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful town, nice events and parks, friendly staff, some progressive thinkers

    Cons

    Don't pay interns, some slackers


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly people, great work environment, reasonable hours

    Cons

    cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    no advice to management at this time


  9. "Great employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A bit laid down office atmosphere, Very nice friendly staff pool, very good benefits for Full time employee. Good parking space for Employees and clients.

    Cons

    No so much of out of office events or activities which they need to include to give employee time to know each other outside of office environments. No benefits for Part time employees which they have some staff which have never got chance to be full time even though they have worked there for over 10 yrs.


  10. "Great city to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Positive, supportive place to work. Progressive city. Great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement but that depends on the department. Located in south Bloomington.


  11. "No one fully thinks through processes and potential to change positions is limited."

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    Current Employee - Support Staff IV in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Support Staff IV in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you can get a full time job, they do give you benefits.

    Cons

    There are tons of clicks and promotion is not based on merit. It is very important who you make friends with - it has an effect on advancement. Wages do not increase on a schedule. Just because you are qualified, can do the work well, and have asked to do the work does not mean they even interview you for the position when it becomes available.

    Advice to Management

    The City Manager rules everything. City Council makes poor decisions on a regular basis.



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