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City of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Exempt employee with a great salary, the benefits are insane, the pension plan , work in the historic city hall, work life balance is excellent (in 9 reviews)

  • Great job great coworkers good benefits, wouldn't trade it for the world (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management tend to over work employees to the point of burn outs (in 6 reviews)

  • Not always the nicest work environment, cubicles and terrible lighting (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "School Crossing Guard"

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    Current Employee - School Crossing Guard in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - School Crossing Guard in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of Philadelphia part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    you have health care benefits

    Cons

    working outside in all kinds of weather


  2. "Contract Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Clerk III in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Clerk III in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i manage 150 contracts for the City of Philadelphia.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Promotions are based off passing a test and scoring well to get an interview.


  3. "City of Philadelphia Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Mostly positive environment and experience.

    Cons

    The shuttle transporting employees from the Broad street train to the company facility would take quite a while. Not much room for professional development and company advancement.


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  5. "City job"

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    Former Employee - Ex Police Detective in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Ex Police Detective in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pension, paid sick, vacation, holiday time

    Cons

    Highly Political, very difficult to advance


  6. "Data Services Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Services Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Data Services Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Philadelphia part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours 9-5 or 10-6, full benefits and interesting work.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can sometimes slow down the work rate. Not always the nicest work environment, cubicles and terrible lighting

    Advice to Management

    speed up the pace of hiring,


  7. "General Review"

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    Current Employee - Communication Center Operator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Communication Center Operator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, union workers, pension benefits.

    Cons

    Very negative environment in the offices and administration . Poor supervision and management who focus on the bureaucracy and neglect the real work problems ,or employees issues.


  8. "Correctional Officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a fast paced job and you have to make sure all inmates are accounted for daily, answering phones and writing passes for them to go to and from whatever unit you're assigned ie:dental, medical, mental health.

    Cons

    You have to know people to get ahead, or have college background, most higher up jobs are given to people who never know what a correctional Officer goes through on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    There is only a thirty minute break for correctional staff (no other breaks), but you have others who have to go out and smoke every fifteen to twenty minutes.


  9. "Research and Information Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Research ANalyst - Assistant to Finance Director in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Research ANalyst - Assistant to Finance Director in Phila, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, see impact of your work in communities

    Cons

    Leadership and management are not always the best


  10. "Legal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at City of Philadelphia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They provided immediate temporary clerical positions.

    Cons

    They mailed their paychecks too late. The cost of the weekly transpass and costs to get to Cherry Hill via public transportation was not available to get there.

    Advice to Management

    My Condolences.


  11. "CLIP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Philadelphia (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Holidays were a plus in comparison to the private sector

    Cons

    Internal politics becomes a bit too much

    Advice to Management

    I found advancement to be a bit mundane. After achieving my BA opportunities did not up for me . I was forced to explore other departments. While test into the other departments it was starting from the bottom over again.



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