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  1. "A great place to get entry-level experience or do part-time work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at City of Carrollton part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Relatively pleasant co-workers
    Generally reasonable management
    Pay increases based on good performance

    Cons

    No opportunity for upward movement
    Some favoritism in regard to scheduling
    Quarterly reviews may be ambiguous, leaning towards negative to prevent giving out more accolades.


  2. "Low morale, unethical quota system, self serving supervisors, no loyalty or trustworthiness among peers"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    salary is very competitive for a mid-size agency

    Cons

    Quota style evaluation system detracts from quality of work
    Unethical practices in community policing
    Arrogance among peers, immaturity, gossip and favoritism
    Poor training practices, focus on meeting quantity over quality

    Advice to Management

    Morale is HORRIBLE, ditch the CQT and quota evaluation systems....it will eventually be the demise of this agency untarnished past and it is unethical. Reevaluate your training officers and how the whole FTO system operates. They (including the sergeants and commanders over training) are not practicing with best interests in mind and team up against any recruits who they feel unworthy of being among them. Unethical philosophy and training practices are used to wash out some very good officers. The ones who do make it are lost in low morale, arrogant supervisors, poorly planned staffing minimums, ridiculous schedule changes and countless prospects of better treatment at another agency. At least those are the reasons I left. It was difficult to watch new recruits dragged through the mud to prove a point to mgmt. CPD's reputation was lost several years ago to condescending arrogance toward other agencies, even their own city marshal's office sneers at them. Also, put some term limits on specialty positions. Give others a chance at promoting their careers within the agency before they do so outside. CPD is hemorrhaging thousands in recruit salaries and academy expenses every year only to have the ones that make it plan to leave because they have no future here.


  3. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Management Team to work for

    Cons

    Budget Cutbacks are the main problem.


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  5. "Lacks growth potential, management out of touch, salaries decade behind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at City of Carrollton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work schedule is great working 4 9 hours days and having a half day on Friday. The work environment is very relaxed. Good opportunities for training depending on the department.

    Cons

    Because of the long term employees you are constantly faced with resistance to change. A lot of the good old boy mentality. The pay is drastically below the market unless you are part of upper management. Monetary recognition is not given for years experience or job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your salary structure and your advanced tiers. ..if they are unattainable then they are useless. Reward good workers.


  6. "rec coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Carrollton full-time

    Pros

    close to the area I lived

    Cons

    Disregarded any thought of family and commute and transferd without consulting employee


  7. "Management is not honest, trustworthy. No leadership at the City, which is sad, since they manage residents money."

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

    I worked at City of Carrollton full-time

    Pros

    I can't think of anything that would make me tell a friend to look for a job here. When you have received so many pay increases. They are ready for you to go. They want to bring in someone they will start out at the bottom of the pay grade. I would look some where else.

    Cons

    No leadership, management is dishonest, you can not trust your manager at all!

    Advice to Management

    When I first started working there I really liked it. Then some upper-management employees left. They filled the positions with unqualified management. Advise to the City Council. Take a good look at your directors and managers. They are making the City of Carrollton look really bad.


  8. "Tight-Knit and Friendly"

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

    I worked at City of Carrollton (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My upper managers were reasonable with time frames of projects.
    Other employees were nice and great to work with.
    Pretty stable work environment since it is a municipal government after all.

    Cons

    The office seemed a little too sealed off at time.
    Some of the departments are too siloed off.
    A little too divided in working


  9. "Great people to work with."

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay is competitive. The majority of the people you work with are great, spanning across all departments. Job security.

    Cons

    Depending on the area you work in may be difficult to move up. Sometimes management have unlikely expectations. Seems the budget gets cut more and more, meaning raises are not always available.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say your going to do. Less micro managing and do not set unrealistic goals.


  10. "Disillusioned, disheartened, and very dissatisfied."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    My coworkers are competent, intelligent, reliable, honest people that are trying to make a positive difference in peoples lives.

    Cons

    The management has forgotten what it takes to make a successful business run....they should focus on the employees instead of what makes others happy.