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City of Charlottesville Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Director of Information Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, 40 hour week, focus on customer service instead of the bottom line.

    Cons

    Salaries do not match private sector but compares well if you consider the hourly rate paid.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "It's a good high school job."

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Charlottesville part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was fantastic for what it is, and it was easy.

    Cons

    The culture is really apathetic.


  3. "Great people to work for, they pay basic living wage to all positions."

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Charlottesville part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is great and the people are awesome

    Cons

    The city does not have the best way to disperse it's cash


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "City work is easy and stress free, but don't work here if you're looking to advance quickly."

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    Current Employee - Temporary Engineering Technician in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Temporary Engineering Technician in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. No real repercussions if you mess up. Learn a little bit and looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    The positive is also a negative. No matter how hard you work all that is available to you is the 4% raise every year. There is no more compensation for doing a good job then doing a bad job. Due to this fact, many employees are unproductive and waste city resources.

    Advice to Management

    Make people accountable for their actions. Reward good, hard work with adequate compensation and punish laziness with lack of compensation.


  6. "Decent place to work with some seriou drawbacks"

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

    I have been working at City of Charlottesville (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, great team, supportive supervision, great pay for required duties and awesome benefits package

    Cons

    Isolated from the rest of the agency and little opportunity to move up past pt to ft


  7. "Good people."

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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 Charlottesville full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, 'progressive'

    Cons

    Expenive city, not the greatest wages, not much room for growth


  8. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Charlottesville full-time

    Pros

    well equipped department that spends fairly on training

    Cons

    way below average pay for the demographics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The department I worked for was extremely supportive of the work/life balance. I greatly enjoyed my supervisors and their professional attitudes, and they were flexible if I had an emergency or otherwise pressing matter during work hours.

    Cons

    The further down the ladder you are, the more you can get away with scraping by. Some of my coworkers were not great at their jobs, and it was frustrating to be paid the same salary and have the same title as others who did half the work.


  10. "city of charlottesville"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provides good benefits and an orientation for employees to make sure they understand what those are.

    Cons

    If you're not on the higher end of the pay scale, those benefits take a lot out of your paycheck


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people. Family first. The organization understands that employees have families. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Pay is not great. There is a lot of competition for jobs in the small town. Everyone knows everyone else, so not only will you compete for jobs with peers, but peers may be relations or friends of fellow co-workers.


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