City of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated May 5, 2021

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3.6
71%
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66%
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City of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
Jim Kenney
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "great benefits, pay needs to be better(in 22 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, great amount of time off(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, no major complaints though(in 10 reviews)

  • "low pay, not organized, poor work environment(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Program!

      Apr 20, 2021 - Policy Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Exposure to an array of city government functions

      Cons

      - If you like seeing the inner workings of policy development and implementation, there aren't any!

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good meaningful work

      May 5, 2021 - Program Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good meaningful work. Great staff

      Cons

      Pay is a bit lower than I’d like but it is a city job so it’s expected

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work, but Admittedly Bad Pay

      Apr 23, 2021 - AmeriCorps VISTA in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      City work is exciting and has impact. It's an excellent way into City government. Colleagues are great, and never expected to work more than 40 hrs. per week.

      Cons

      Pay is bad, but it's known when getting into this - it's AmeriCorp. That is a bummer. The City itself can be hard to work in because it's so siloed.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      COP

      Apr 29, 2021 - Human Resources Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This employer is very diverse and inclusive

      Cons

      Salary increases not likely once hired

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      City of Philadelphia

      Mar 25, 2021 - Deputy Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work is very meaningful and the benefits are great. There is a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done to continue to grow the City. Many people are great to work with in the City of Philadelphia.

      Cons

      There is so much that needs to be done to change the culture. It is definitely not a place where quick sprints to effectuate change can take place. This is the Titanic so steering and guiding the organization as such works best.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great, but remember it’s government work

      Apr 12, 2021 - Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great and fulfilling work, amazing supervisors, and terrific hours

      Cons

      It’s government work so overall political climate does impact your work and can be frustrating. Salary freezes are also frustrating based on the economy. Can get stuck.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Rsi

      Apr 22, 2021 - rsi 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule for their employees

      Cons

      No notice of any schedule changes

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Analyst

      Apr 21, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Days off, some employees were nice.

      Cons

      Nothing to say about this company

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Benefits

      Apr 27, 2021 - Clerk II in Phila, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits of working for the city include lower cost of tuition at select schools.

      Cons

      Clerks do all the work and managers get all glory.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Too much work for little pay!

      Apr 19, 2021 - Department of Human Services in Phila, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Union, health benefits, and a possible pension after 10 years.

      Cons

      No work life balance, not enough salary for the job, understaffed, long hours, and this job is not for somebody that has a family. They also give no maternity leave.

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