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City of Garland, Texas Reviews

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  1. "Wonderful place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Garland, Texas full-time

    Pros

    The best retirement,health, and vacation benefits. The city employees are family. Plenty of room for growth, and a management staff that wants to help you achieve your career destination.

    Cons

    ... I honestly cannot think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "College Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Rowlett, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Rowlett, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Garland, Texas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are inviting when it comes to occasional events, teamwork is a big deal, and the way the company takes care of the people is exceptional.

    Cons

    Not really any due to everyone staying on top of their own priorities.


  3. "Great people and place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Garland, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Short commute if you live in town - many employees do. Great hours - perfect for work-life balance. Fantastic benefits package - pension plan, voluntary 401(b) plan available, and a City Care Clinic.

    Cons

    Career growth can be slower than in private sector. Roles are very rigid with little room to work outside the box.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strongly encourage collaboration between departments and the concept of us being "Better Together," some departments isolate themselves and create a culture of unhealthy comparisons, "us and them."


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  5. "elestronics tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    easy work everything is the same equipment.

    Cons

    not the best lower management


  6. "City of Garland, TX"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City of Garland, Texas full-time

    Pros

    City offers great retirement and benefits.

    Cons

    Little leadership in upper management.


  7. "Staff Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Auditor in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Close to home, variety, self-paced, self-managed

    Cons

    lack of growth, disrespectful, management-driven, not employee driven. No upward review

    Advice to Management

    Need upward reviews for managers


  8. "Workforce Engagement and Development Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's like a family and when you have the right manager, it's great! The people are caring and really go above and beyond to help citizens, the community and each other.

    Cons

    Many have worked at the City for many years which can be beneficial, but also at times makes it difficult for changes to take place. At times there is lack of accountability. Some managers are old school and have a tendency to micro-manage.

    Advice to Management

    Look into flex schedules and other perks. Advance technology to assist with heavy manual work loads. Insist on accountability at all levels. Provide equal opportunities to all departments and job levels.


  9. "Love it! (swim program)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Garland, Texas part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, fun but business like. Very welcoming and everyone is willing to help. Whether it is your first year or you're returning, it's a great atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes there are people that don't want to be team players or just do not want to do what they are supposed to do.


  10. "Workforce Engagement and Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's like a family; people genuinely care about and help each other. Employees are focused on providing excellent customer service and often go out of their way to assist with citizens, the community and visitors.

    Cons

    Not as big of a tax base as other cities, so much has to be done with fewer resources. Since there is a long tenure for many employees, there is often a reluctance to change, but again, with fewer resources, as compared to other cities the size of Garland, making changes can be more difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Develop leadership at all levels. Provide equal training opportunities in all departments.


  11. "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a Casual work environment

    Cons

    Upper management is overbearing to a fault

    Advice to Management

    Back off



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