City of Raleigh Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane
Nancy McFarlane
26 Ratings
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  • "Low pay, micromanaging, can't move up(in 6 reviews)

  • "does not get benefits because part time(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Very solid and secure job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Raleigh full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    457 retirement, very good health insurance, time off policies, step scale raise scheme.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to move up in a department, longevity is key to advancement.

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  2. "Great Benefits...Terrible work environment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Utilities Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of Raleigh full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits with BCBS and some monetary gains based on certifications

    Cons

    Poor management of the organization with a terrible work environment!!

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  3. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee 

    I have been working at City of Raleigh full-time

    Pros

    A good place to work.

    Cons

    There are no cons I can share.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Growing"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Firefighter in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at City of Raleigh full-time

    Pros

    Growing City with a lot of potential

    Cons

    Areas to develop to be a next level city.

  5. "People are passionate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Raleigh full-time

    Pros

    The staff at the COR are passionate public servants. They are smart, hard working, and committed. There are opportunities for training.

    Cons

    The organization is understaffed, which means everyone is doing the job of multiple people. Moving up in the organization is not organic.

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  6. "Good and bad"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Firefighter in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at City of Raleigh full-time

    Pros

    Usually stays with the most up to date technologies/newest equipment.

    Cons

    City management is horrible. From the city manager to the council. Everything is done secretly with as little community/employee involvement as possible.

  7. "Good Place"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor 

    I worked at City of Raleigh part-time

    Pros

    Loved working here, people were kind and money was decent.

    Cons

    Too many people to answer to

  8. "Job"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 

    I have been working at City of Raleigh full-time

    Pros

    Co workers are all pretty good

    Cons

    Pay could be a lot better

  9. "Don't really care about staff"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sustainability Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at City of Raleigh full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues, commitment to service delivery

    Cons

    City Mgmt ignores managers causing toxic work environments for staff.

  10. "Good Part Time"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Recreation Leader in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at City of Raleigh part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Relaxed Environment, Enjoyable, good communication

    Cons

    Low pay, micromanaging, can't move up

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