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City of Clearwater Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Great place to intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at City of Clearwater as an intern

    Pros

    I was given a lot of independence with my projects

    Cons

    Not too many cons I can think of, my second internship there was unpaid but my first was, which can be unusual


  2. "Clearwater--a Great Place to Gain Experience."

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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 Clearwater full-time

    Pros

    The experience gained. There are some very knowledgeable people working across various city departments.

    Cons

    Inconsistent treatment of employees by management. The longest tenured employees sometimes tend to do the least amount of work.

  3. "The Good The Bad And The Ugly"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Good hours.

    *Weekends and holidays off.

    *Free health insurance.

    *Decent benefits.

    Just trying to get twenty words in. La la.

    Cons

    *Constant abuse from the public.

    *It can be difficult to get a supervisor involved in escalated situations.

    *Supervisors are very bad about calling customers back and then hold employees responsible.

    *They care more about the stats on paper as far as whether calls get answered in less than a minute than the actual quality of the service provided to customers.

    *Encourage people to to apply for promotions, even start training on the duties of said promotion, give all sorts of false hope only to either hire from the outside or someone else.

    *Raises are not based on performance, everyone gets the same whether you are the best employee there or a deadbeat who leaves the work for someone else, and even then raises are only given if the council "votes yes".

    *Favoritism is disgustingly obvious and heavily flaunted. If you are not a favorite the bosses absolutely could not care less about you.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hide favortism a little better, you aren't fooling anyone. Take responsibility for your mistakes and don't push the blame on employees. Stop giving people false hope for promotions.


  4. "Great City"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Clearwater full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great leadership in place and in history

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  5. "Good gig"

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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 Clearwater full-time

    Pros

    Free health plan for singles,pension,paid holidays and overtime pkus on call pay if you want it.small shop and a good team.plus you are working on the beach some days.

    Cons

    Most of your day is spent outdoors,and the summer months can be brutal. Emphasis is on road time without a dedicated plan for training new hires,they just throw you in the mix.no real room for promotion ,just annual raises.

    Advice to Management

    Make scheduling more equitable,i.e. let new hires choose whether to do a four or five day work week.Maybe set up a better plan for technical training?


  6. "Interesting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Clearwater (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and fellow employees care about you and their customers. The employee clinic is a great benefit to the employees.

    Cons

    Upper management changes direction too often and follow yesterday's ideas from the private sector. Believe "experts' who travel greater than 50 miles instead of staff who understand the community.

    Advice to Management

    When you go to conferences and discover the next great thing do some research of your own before you drink the cool aide.


  7. "Municipal Government"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Clearwater full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I liked it there. Great people to work with, wonderful location, great balance of work/life, ideal for me at that point in my career

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive in IT positions, lots of turnover

    Advice to Management

    I've been gone a while, so things may have changed in the interim, but there was a lot of turnover in upper level management for a while because salaries were not competitive with the private sector.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "City of Clearwater is a great vacation location. The employees are very friendly"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Clearwater full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The City provided training opportunities for supervisors on a regular basis.

    Cons

    The harsh political environment created by the County administrator, was difficult. He was fired recently by the BOCC after numerous complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your employees


  9. "Great job, horrible pay, horrible hours."

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    Current Employee - Recreation Supervisor in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Recreation Supervisor in Clearwater, FL

    Pros

    Great people;
    Great management;
    Important purpose in the community

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, but management cannot do anything about it while the economy is down.
    Hours are extreme...averaging 55 hours per week.