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City of Minneapolis Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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  1. "Great Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid Level Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Mid Level Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Minneapolis part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Annual increases and great work environment

    Cons

    Complacency, every one holds on to there jobs for a long time

    Advice to Management

    Open opportunities, and value opinions on a more wide scale.


  2. "Great work if you can get it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior City Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior City Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, strong union representation, rewarding work.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork / bureacracy

  3. "City of Minneapolis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Council Aide in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Council Aide in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive work environment with dedicated people.

    Cons

    Very specialized so hard to transition


  4. "worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Minneapolis full-time

    Pros

    salary is higher than in other public companies

    Cons

    hypocrite management, who does't care about people


  5. "Too much drama!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Minneapolis full-time

    Pros

    There will always be job security.

    Cons

    Working environment could have been so much better


  6. "Management Needs Complete Overhaul. Horrible Morale."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Opportunities if you know how to play the game, stable work, good pay, employees are generally nice. Other departments offer different experiences.

    Cons

    Promotion is not based on qualifications. Union environment gives a lot of people permission to do nothing. Upper management disconnect/ entitlement and promotion beyond capabilities is rampant. Don't expect anything to change. Lack of diversity. Low morale is soul-sucking.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and find your real passion. It's obvious you hate where you are, you're done caring, and you have no intention of making things any better.


  7. "Mechanic"

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

    I have been working at City of Minneapolis full-time

    Pros

    Aging workforce means you move up in seniority quickly. Flexible and solid job stability.

    Cons

    One full year probationary period seems excessive.

  8. "Positive experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - City Planner in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work, good work/life balance, excellent benefits

    Cons

    administratively burdensome, depressing work environment / facilities


  9. "Service Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Independence and professional working environment.

    Cons

    Overall, it was a positive experience.


  10. "Administrative Analyst II"

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

    I worked at City of Minneapolis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits for family, very low out of pocket cost and great coverage. Pay scale is progressive, however depending on which union has negotiated salary.

    Cons

    Permanent employment is not guaranteed if job has probationary period. Some unions have 12+ months probationary periods, where the union benefits of grievance processes are not available. Also, this is a government employer. Possible release from employment without process up to the day prior to 12 months of service.

    Advice to Management

    Work to provide mid and upper management opportunities to retain quality employees even of the job requirements change.


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