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City of Griffin, Georgia Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Internship Environment"

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    Former Intern - Storm Water - Intern in Griffin, GA
    Former Intern - Storm Water - Intern in Griffin, GA

    I worked at City of Griffin, Georgia as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for a straight out of high school internship. The people were nice and fairly laid back. A lot of autonomy. Good variety of tasks required; you won't be bored. Entertaining people. Good job if you like fresh air. Good GIS and Civil experience.

    Cons

    A lot of exposure outside, bring sunscreen and stay hydrated. The pay stays slightly above minimum wage, no matter how many years of college have passed. Lots of annoying/hazardous creatures to deal with (mosquitos, black widows, snakes, etc). Strict driving policies; even getting a warning for speeding will get you fired.

    Advice to Management

    Warn your interns about exposure and dehydration, those are serious risks for this job. Provide them with drinks. Plenty of college internships pay more, if you want more than cheap labor then pay them what they're worth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Griffin, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Griffin, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Griffin, Georgia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Leave

    Cons

    Good Ole Boy Policy. Letting males get away with not doing their job while females did.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and most of all make yourself an example to employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping Stone Job"

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    Former Employee - Network Manager
    Former Employee - Network Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Griffin, Georgia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy with lots of opportunity for input

    Cons

    City's believes that you are lucky to have a job, so they treat most employees unfairly and underpay them.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Their unofficial motto to employees 'Your lucky to have a JOB'"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was close to my house

    Cons

    I was able to make lots of changes to the city and improve many of their infrastructures.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them as an asset. If you treat your employees right they won't always be disgruntled and look for other opportunities. Also, pay them comparable to other industry positions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some really good people
    Training available, depending on budget
    Good benefits package

    Cons

    Some department heads are trying to build their own kingdoms
    Micro-management from the top
    Poor human resources department

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job identifying true talent and learn to listen to the right people.