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City of Dayton, Ohio Reviews

Updated December 3, 2017
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  1. "Mostly positive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, you get to make a difference, challenging and interesting work, regular hours, great benefits, the culture has improved over the time I have been there.

    Cons

    Some leadership is poor, lack of resources, getting anything done takes a long time, lots of red tape, filling vacant positions takes forever and exist staff has to make up the difference.

    Advice to Management

    Read Simon Sinek’s book “Leaders Eat Last” and do that.


  2. "Forestry Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Retired in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Retired in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Dayton, Ohio full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wages, Benefits and working conditions

    Cons

    the mandatory emergency call-in procedure needed improved on so as the same employees were not always forced to work.

  3. "I love my Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Care Benefits including an in house DOC that you can visit on the clock (if possible, based on your location & job). Vacation and OPERS retirement.

    Cons

    Red tape, but not too hateful

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show every worker they are valuable!


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

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    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.


  5. "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


  6. "Receptionist"

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    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


  7. "Good workplace"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Water Department"

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    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.


  9. "Former SOCHE intern returning to area"

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    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.


  10. "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.


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