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City of Detroit Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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City of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
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Pros
  • Access to multiple areas of interest, fairly laid back atmosphere depending on what department you work in, good but increasingly expensive benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • The ability to make an impact on individual lives every day you come to work (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Low Pay, Expensive Parking, No opportunity for growth, weak union, employee shortage (in 3 reviews)

  • They are too top heavy and unappreciative of the little guys who get the job done (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Plant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, generous vacation, love hours

    Cons

    Can be redundant, can get repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Look inside to promote talent before going out side city.


  2. "Too many chiefs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    Got to experience city government up close.

    Cons

    All management thought they were better than the hourly workers.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with staff.

  3. "Great Career....Location not so much"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firefighter
    Current Employee - Firefighter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serving community is great feeling

    Cons

    pay, morale, leadership, benefits, healthcare


  4. "Human Resources Consultant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    Great team and family environment.

    Cons

    Have to follow all civil service rules


  5. "Admin"

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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 Detroit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work, open door policy

    Cons

    great place to work no complaints

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    Work load and life balance is good.

    Cons

    No social hours because of their ages.


  7. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Serving the community in which you live

    Cons

    Executive and Legislative branches of government not always working together

  8. "Teach Arts & Crafts with kids"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of Detroit part-time

    Pros

    Working with the Children of our Future

    Cons

    Need more kids threw out the day


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Detroit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Building new teams post bankrupcy

    Cons

    no place for growth at all

    Advice to Management

    Hire people of color


  10. "team leader"

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

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    GOOD PLACE TO WORK

    Cons

    could have better leadership

    Advice to Management

    none


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