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Updated December 19, 2017
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  1. "Swim Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Swim Instructor in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to teach children and make a difference in their lives. I was able to see the children grow in skil. There was a good relationship between us and our lifeguards.

    Cons

    There were some problems between the instuctors but not involving me just one specific person. The shifts were split make it more tiring because it is being out in the sun all day.

    Advice to Management

    During orientation try to show and explain how the first few days will be that way it isn't so hard to adjust to the way that things will actually go.


  2. "Management Problems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at City of Garland, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Normal hours, benefits package is nice.

    Cons

    Management is out for themselves and don't listen to the concerns of staff. Very political environment - if you are willing to play the game, you might do ok. Otherwise - STAY AWAY.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff concerns. They are all valid.

  3. "Take heed to culture of departement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Garland, Texas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Monday through Friday job is a plus.

    Cons

    Very political. Very closed minded super religious people work here who discriminate.


  4. "Department Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good retirement plan for life after 5 years.

    Cons

    Needs updating for many areas to catch up to today's tech savvy society.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to effectively communicate and talk to employees.


  5. "Aquatics Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and fun work environment

    Cons

    Management says one thing and does the other


  6. "Great city to work for"

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

    I worked at City of Garland, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Employee Appreciation
    Good employee work environment

    Cons

    Slow pace to create change

    Advice to Management

    -listen to employee concerns


  7. "So Far, So Good"

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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 Garland, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great hours, vacation

    Cons

    Laziness, unprofessional management, no OT

    Advice to Management

    Don't need a college education to be a manager or any sort of higher position. Those who do end up being unprofessional or clueless over the line of work they are hired on to do. Move up someone within the department who actually know the required duties instead of hiring someone from the outside of COG.

  8. "City of Garland Opinion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and variety of projects.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Make better choices when promoting individuals to senior management levels.


  9. "City of Garland Water"

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    Current Employee - Damage Prevention Specialist in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Damage Prevention Specialist in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    retirement good safe friendly stable

    Cons

    long hours bad management bad


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Librarians Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Garland, Texas full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers were the best people I've ever had the opportunity to work with.
    Pay is higher than surrounding city libraries.

    Cons

    City has archaic leave and promotion policies.
    Library administration and management is paranoid, secretive, and out of touch with the community it is supposed to be serving.
    Professionals are interviewed and hired under false pretenses.
    Positions require experience the applicant(s) will never actually be allowed to use.
    Favoritism is a huge problem.
    Zero accountability.
    You are hired and then told you have to "earn the trust of library administration" to be assigned any duties beyond working public service desks.
    Librarians are not supported or backed up by library administration/management in the face of abusive/disruptive library users.
    Zero flexibility.
    Zero concern for abysmal morale among librarians.
    No upward mobility or opportunities for growth.
    Almost zero concern for work/life balance despite the City's initiatives.
    If you're a creative person don't even consider this library. You will be stifled and frustrated instantly.
    Pay is higher than other surrounding city libraries so you will be stuck there until something better comes along or you can take a pay cut.

    Advice to Management

    Long past time to clean house in library administration.
    Stop micromanaging everything.
    Recognize the competent, capable, talented, intelligent, PROFESSIONALS you have on your staff and stop treating them like children.


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