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City of Greensboro Reviews

Updated July 11, 2018
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  1. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Greensboro part-time

    Pros

    Great People and a good balance between office and field work.

    Cons

    Not a full-time or benefited position.

    Advice to Management

    Non

    City of Greensboro Response

    Apr 30, 2018 – Interim Human Resources Director

    We agree there are lots of great, talented and committed people working for the City of Greensboro. I encourage you to monitor the City's job board as there are many part time, full time and... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awful Pay. No opportunity. Decent benefits and job security."

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Greensboro full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. Health is above average. Job security (almost tenure)

    Cons

    Pay is terrible unless you are a manager. Zero opportunity to advance if you have a technical specialization. City is heavily biased towards those with 10+ years in their tenured position regardless of competence

    Advice to Management

    Climb down from your ivory towers. Find a way to make this not a dead-end job for non-managers!

    City of Greensboro Response

    Jul 11, 2018 – Interim Human Resources Director

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate hearing all honest reviews of working conditions here at the City, both positive and ways in which we can improve.

    We would like to provide opportunity... More

  3. "Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Health insurance is excellent.

    Cons

    Compensation can be below private industry. No room to advance. Positions at higher levels yet locked down for years.


  4. "Shift Supervisor and Recreation Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Greensboro part-time

    Pros

    Great pay and great staff

    Cons

    1000 hour maximum worked per year


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once your in its plenty of departments you can move to

    Cons

    Takes time to move around


  6. "Not All It's Cracked Up To Be..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Greensboro full-time

    Pros

    Most co-workers and colleagues are very friendly, inviting and welcoming and many become close friends. Most senior management is deeply caring and understanding and are very appreciative of their divisions and their individual employees. These senior managers create an environment that fosters continual growth and development and they encourage each and every employee to take advantage of training and development opportunities. It's also clear that those great senior managers realize the value of their employees and realize that happy and productive employees who know their hard work is appreciated are willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. In turn, overall productivity increases and the workplace environment improves, which means that employees actually want to come to work, do an excellent job, and make their manager / supervisor look good. Employees are an organizations MOST VALUABLE ASSET AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.

    Cons

    While many managers and supervisors look out for their employees, treat them well and fair, praise them for their hard work and contributions, and etc., at the same time, there are other managers and supervisors in a select few departments and divisions that are the exact opposite. The last department and division that I have worked in, the employees are NEVER thanked for their work, are NEVER supported by their manager, and unfortunately feel as though their manager is always out to get them, so to speak. He is able to do as he pleases (leaving for 2+ hour lunches, coming in each morning at whatever time he feels like it, leaving all throughout the day to take care of personal errands, constantly taking long (30+ minute) personal phone calls, and the list goes on and on). At the same time, he expects the employees within his division to not be a minute late, to never take breaks or run personal errands throughout the day. Despite the fact that these employees are exempt (meaning they do not have to clock in and out), he docks every minute of time that they miss for doctor appointments or other personal / family responsibilities. These employees often are required to work weekend events and he NEVER lets them leave early on other days to make up for this extra time worked over the weekend or at night. This manager NEVER, EVER, EVER thanks his employees for hard work, recognizes their accomplishments, or sticks up for them when they are faced with a customer or vendor complaint. Instead he pulls them down and hunts for things to try to get them into trouble. As a result of this manager's absolutely appalling leadership skills, morale in the office is low and the employees must rely on each for support. It's really a sad situation and does not or should not be this way.

    Furthermore, pay is not fair or even, and in many departments, divisions, and sections, employees get stuck in one position and are unable to advance despite their continued efforts to go above and beyond what is expected of them and their unyielding loyalty and dedication to the organization. Unfortunately, the organization does not reward employees for their hard work, dedication and loyalty. In fact, if an employee wants to advance he/she MUST LEAVE THE ORGANIZATION. THIS IS NO WAY TO COMPETE AS A LEADING EMPLOYER IN THE REGION THAT IS NOT ONLY ABLE TO ATTRACT TALENT, BUT THAT IS ALSO ABLE TO RETAIN TALENT!!!

    In many instances, females are still very much discriminated against in that their male counterparts are offered salaries as much as 25-50% higher than what the female was offered. In these instances, the males and females are doing the exact same jobs and have the exact same experience and education level.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to do a better job of monitoring managers and supervisors; UPPER MANAGEMENT AND HR IS FAILING MISERABLY AT TRAINING LOWER LEVEL MANAGEMENT IN LEGAL ISSUES. Litigation will be inevitable because of the atrocities that I've witnessed. Some middle managers and supervisors are GUILTY OF VIOLATING MANY LAWS BY SOME OF THE THINGS THEY SAY AND DO - MANY ARE VIOLATING HIPPA LAWS AND DISCLOSING INFO ABOUT OTHER EMPLOYEES THAT SHOULD BE KEPT PRIVATE. WHEN SOMEONE IS PROMOTED TO A MANAGER OR SUPERVISOR, HE/SHE SHOULD ALREADY KNOW THESE HR LAWS. INSTEAD, HR WAITS SOMETIMES YEARS TO TRAIN THESE PROMOTED MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS. MEANWHILE THESE MANAGER AND SUPERVISORS ARE BREAKING COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF LAWS.

    Moreover, the City of Greensboro HR Department is still working on an archaic philosophy. It's time that the City's HR evolved and took on a STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENT STYLE. They should be PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF REACTIVE. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEY NEED TO MAKE CERTAIN ALL EMPLOYEES IN SUPERVISORY ROLES REALIZES THAT EMPLOYEES ARE THE ORGANIZATIONS MOST VALUABLE ASSET!!!!!!

    EMPLOYEES NEED TO BE OFFERED MORE ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND NEED TO FEEL VALUED AND APPRECIATED; THEY NEED TO BE OFFERED MORE COMPETITIVE SALARIES. OTHERWISE, TALENT WILL CONTINUE TO LEAVE TO GO WORK FOR COMPETITORS WHERE THEY WILL BE APPRECIATED, OFFERED ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, AND YES, BE OFFERED BETTER BENEFITS AND A HIGHER SALARY.


  7. "Library Programs Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Library Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Library Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Greensboro part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and patrons. Fun, busy work environment. Can work part time and receive some benefits. Can retire with a full pension and benefits. Libraries are not what they used to be, they’re evolving in some great ways.

    Cons

    Overall management needs an update. No budget to update or promote events. Not enough security to take care of all the theft, conflicts and other problems.

    Advice to Management

    Start cleaning house, bring in people with new ideas and remove those that are disgruntled and waiting until retirement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Police Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The city offers excellent benefits, including fair amounts of paid time off. Co workers are awesome, and truly make the job fun.

    Cons

    The majority of decisions are based on left wing politics. Unfortunately, the city council has their hands in everything and totally screws things up. The city is more concerned with their public image than they are with employee safety or common sense tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to council on issues that matter most.


  9. "survoryer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good jobloved it 18years good place to work

    Cons

    greatfriends sorry to leave after 18years


  10. "network analyst"

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    Former Employee - Network Systems Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Network Systems Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Greensboro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    as a network analyst you receive plenty of perks to make up for the low pay such as an ipad and cell. nothing is for free and as a result you have to support these devices. the benefits are great.

    Cons

    low pay, there are a lot of "cliques" and undercover racists. it's your typical work environment. one simply needs to cover their behinds at all times and go home.

    Advice to Management

    take more time to listen to the "lower echelon". it would would help to give a better perspective as to how the organization really feels. your direct counterparts will tell you what you want to hear.


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