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City of Greensboro City Manager & CEO Denise Turner Roth
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Police Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Lifeguard"

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

    Pros

    Easy hours, cool friends on site

    Cons

    Boring job, low pay for lifeguards,

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized and appreciate workers more


  5. "Firefighter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    strong organization with good support services.

    Cons

    fast growth easy to get miss directed and put your focus on the wrong issues.

    Advice to Management

    do not over look the slow and meek.


  6. "Worst Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - IT Analyst Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no positives that can be identified!

    Cons

    Compensation is the pits. Favoritism flourishes throughout. Most exempt employees do not come close to working 40 hrs a week. They come and go as they please especially at outlying facilities. There is no integrity or respect as the core values suggest.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Good Ole Boys Club. Do more for the employees. Change the Compensation Structure. Get rid of favoritism.


  7. "Senior firefighter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work and grow

    Cons

    Pay a bit on the low side

  8. "It's a "good job""

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    Current Employee - Records Specialist in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Records Specialist in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Retirement & life insurance. Low cosy health insurance.

    Cons

    Your schedule could change at any moment. From day shift to night.

    97% women in the office & they gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more adequate staffing.
    Focus more on professionalism and teaching soft skills.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dissatisfied"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Accountant in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, access to gym

    Cons

    was unable to take advantage of work life balance because another person worked the hours I needed. The fact was she was late every day and the department did nothing about it. I worked a probationary period of six months where I had to miss a family member's surgery, had not time. I even arranged to have personal appointments at 7pm or earlier in the morning to adhere to this policy. It was unappreciated. The probationary period allows a supervisor to fire you at any time including the day it is over. Policies were not enforced. Only a few employees are valued.

    Advice to Management

    Waiting until the day probation is over to voice your displeasure is unacceptable and allows the employee no rebuttal. Probation in orientation was simply described as a time to evaluate good attendance and general abilities. I was penalized for making mistakes such as NOT socializing with staff on a different floor and missing a minor adjustment. Some entries were advised by the supervisor and apparently forgotten. They don't want to give you the bonus, it is easy to find another employee.


  10. "Stable place of employement"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firefighter in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Firefighter in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The department is growing which offers alot of room for growth. This is becoming a young department. Great stability.

    Cons

    No cons. The department is growing which offers alot of room for growth. This is becoming a young department. Great stability.


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