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City of Dayton, Ohio Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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  1. "Receptionist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Dayton, Ohio (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Part time work allows me to pursue other interests

    Cons

    Part time work does not come with benefits


  2. "Good workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Dayton, Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good wages, vacation, and sick packages. Lots of opportunity for advancement. Insurance plans offered. Very good pension benefits as well as deferred compensation opportunities.

    Cons

    Health care is available but quality of the insurance is a fraction of what it used to be. Plan discourages workers from seeking care they need...especially mental health care.

    Advice to Management

    Insurance should cover entire families and deductibles should either be lowered or returned to traditional HMO co-pay plans.

    Personnel should be permitted (and encouraged) to use their accumulated sick time to care for sick family for as long as credits exist.


  3. "Former SOCHE intern returning to area"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Dayton, Ohio (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Access to many different types of projects, friendly people, excellent career advice from head manager.

    Cons

    I wish that my internship orientation had included a short orientation with my department, I didn't know anything about them and they thought I had been briefed before beginning my position. Additionally, outside work in the Midwest is bound to be too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. No surprises there- it was.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, enjoyable. I wish I had been given more direct feedback and less beating around the bush when it became clear that I had entered something incorrectly or performed some other action in a different way from the usual. Interns need a certain amount of structure in order to flourish and perform the way you want them to. I didn't feel that structure was provided by some employees, leading to a confusion over what my role really was.


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  5. "Water Department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Dayton, OH

    Pros

    Great people, everyone collaborates on projects. Friendly work place

    Cons

    No room to move up.


  6. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helping the public. Coordinating with other departments. Understanding that you are a part of a rich history of a municipality. Free soda in the break room. Awesome business cards.

    Cons

    Office politics. Dealing with the local official was especially tough, given her personality disorder and/or sharp mood swings. People become monster once they achieve power, losing sight of the democracy through which they serve and the potential to do great things for the people.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to subordinates. You aren't special. Respect others' work-life balance. This organization may be the world to you, but everyone doesn't share that insanity. We are all human and therefore deserve the same respect as you.


  7. "Must be able to learn the job fast"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of Dayton, Ohio full-time

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for new recruits to check out different jobs within the department.

    Cons

    Losing experienced officers at a high rate.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to add more officers to the work force.


  8. "IT department is well ran"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Dayton, Ohio full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have always been treated fairly

    Cons

    Only con is the location I suppose


  9. "Greens Keeper at community golf course"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Start early and leave early. Free to work on your own with limited supervision. Working outside.

    Cons

    You do not have a chance for overtime. Also there is not chance that your work will be recognized with a pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the city budget office to allow to give pay raises to incentives workers to be more driven.


  10. "JOB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Central location within the city

    Cons

    Mandated retirement contributions can be a hassle


  11. "Great employer"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and step increases. Promotional opportunities. The employer encourages employees to lead healthy lifestyles. Incentives for health challenges.

    Cons

    It may take awhile to move into a different position or department. Almost every job involves a civil service exam including promotional.


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