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City of Philadelphia Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter
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Pros
  • They have good benefits and you can always test to move up or to move around (in 16 reviews)

  • Flexible work place - work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Administrative Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Excellent medical benefits and nice pension plan

    Cons

    Salary increases are very far and few


  2. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at City of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Great team and great leadership

    Cons

    Being a growing city there are resource constraints

  3. "Heavy duty technician"

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    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. A lot of days off

    Cons

    It's a dirty job. Need more money for the type of work

    Advice to Management

    Pay .ore and treat employees better


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A career at the City of Philadelphia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You're doing a public service and the goal is to make the city run as efficiently as possible for the citizens, no matter what department you are in. Great benefits overall, no matter what department. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    This may depend on the department, but much of the staff and coworkers seem apathetic. Offices are nowhere near modern, and perks are a bit hard to come by.


  5. "School Crossing Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Philadelphia part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schedule was with the school district, so had off on holidays, and breaks and had early dismissals

    Cons

    Very cold, conditions, can take months to hear back from city for employment.


  6. "I love serving the community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow. I had the privilege to work with people who are dedicated to help the community and make Philadelphia a better place for everyone.

    Cons

    Some HR policies needs to revised


  7. "Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    very good place to work

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Great job

  8. "City Job"

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    Former Employee - Firefighter/EMT
    Former Employee - Firefighter/EMT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Philadelphia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All you have to do is cry discrimination and you will get whatever you want.

    Cons

    Crooked government, full of people hired for all the wrong reasons.

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring people just to fill quotas.


  9. "Eehhh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Philadelphia full-time

    Pros

    Benefits with the city are great.

    Cons

    Maanagement/leadership staff need to practice Effective leadership.


  10. "Good place to work, great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits. Overall satisfied.

    Cons

    Who you know advances you quicker than hard work.


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