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City of Cleveland, Ohio Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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City of Cleveland, Ohio Mayor Frank G. Jackson
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Pros
  • "Good benefits , good retirement, lots of holidays" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits and great people to work with" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you're used to working in the private sector (like me) this will be a wake up call" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Stationary Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stationary Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Stationary Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Need more employees in department.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees.


  2. "Firefighter/Medic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firefighter/Paramedic in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Firefighter/Paramedic in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Cleveland, Ohio full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, amazing brotherhood, adrenaline rush at times. Fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    Hazardous working environment while on emergency calls.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money on gear required, such as SCBA's, turnout gear and fire apparatus.

  3. "Steady work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patrolman
    Current Employee - Patrolman
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid every 2 weeks like clockwork!

    Cons

    Political appointee's to certain positions who maynot be fully qualified

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees, listen to they're advice.


  4. "Cleveland Public Power"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Cleveland, Ohio full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job stability. Not much accountability or disciplinary processes in place which makes dismissal of under performing employees tough.

    Cons

    Not much equitable room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and support your team. They want to succeed.


  5. "Disease Intervention Specialist Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Disease Intervention Specialist Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Disease Intervention Specialist Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, experience, customer service, rewarding.

    Cons

    Limited growth, lower wages, no education recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Management training should be provided on a quarterly basis.


  6. "Highly underpaid; supervisors consistently scapegoat subordinates to conver for their mistakes; everyone for himself."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Law in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Director of Law in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Cleveland, Ohio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic healthcare benefits; family friendly sick leave policy; flexible vacation scheduling; cheap discounted parking in downtown.

    Cons

    Highly underpaid; supervisors consistently scapegoat subordinates to conver for their mistakes; dog-eat-dog environment.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to near market levels; stop throwing subordinates under the bus to save yourself.


  7. "Safety programs manager"

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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 Cleveland, Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits , good retirement, lots of holidays.

    Cons

    Political, biased, lower pay and unfair merit increases

  8. "Accountant"

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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 Cleveland, Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Too slow in employment process
    Not enough pay for job


  9. "Crossing Gaurd"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crossing Guard in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Crossing Guard in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Cleveland, Ohio part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Job! Good Hours! Nice place to work, co workers are excellent and helpful!I Love working here!

    Cons

    There is not anything bad about this job!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "First time working in Government Sector"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Cleveland, Ohio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've found it to be very gratifying and fulfilling to work for the City. People always say that they want their work to make a difference. My work affects an entire city, how much more rewarding can that be.

    Cons

    There are many governing policies and procedures that impact the pace of work, unlike the for profit sector, and that can make success a bit more challenging.


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