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City of Richardson Reviews

Updated February 7, 2018
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  1. "Seasonal Lifeguard and swim instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at City of Richardson part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great aquatics director, lot's of opportunities to work more hours. Opportunities for bonus pay with other duties.

    Cons

    Managers at specific pools are very undesirable to work with. You don't get to choose what pool you work at which means you get the short end of the stick as far as the difficulty of your job.

    Advice to Management

    Advisers need to choose management who will make everyone do required duties, not just people outside their friend group.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of Richardson part-time

    Pros

    Good hours and a friendly work environment. There is a lot of freedom in the work place to complete your assigned tasks.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up without a lot of work time in the job

    Advice to Management

    Hard to advance without working there the longest or for a very long time

  3. "Exciting and fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Richardson full-time

    Pros

    - Great environment
    - Competitive pay
    - Great employees
    - Each day is new and exciting

    Cons

    - Depending on which department you work in. You could work long hours


  4. "Great Group"

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    Former Employee - Recreation Technician in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Recreation Technician in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly, and professional. Employees were always treated respectfully.

    Cons

    Working within the tight city budget sometimes meant no pay raises. Ouch!


  5. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Richardson full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, you can choose to be a full time worker or a sub worker. Essentially letting you choose however much you want to work.
    Good pay, pay rates are very competitive and depending on how much you choose to work, can be lucrative.
    Staff is very friendly and you can make many friends working there.

    Cons

    Things that are out of the control of staff usually get blamed on the said staff. Patrons tend to disobey many things. The workday can be unbearably hot at times. Management can be lazy and do not lead by example.


  6. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Richardson part-time

    Pros

    Pay increase each year return, opportunities for promotion, good breaks, reasonable hours, great management

    Cons

    Working with wide age range, wide range of clientele since public pools, responsible for patron safety, pool maintenance, pool up keep. Patrons can be difficult and involves intense cleaning at times.


  7. "A Good Employer for Public Servants"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at City of Richardson part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, supervisors were understanding and accommodating when necessary, and the general public was largely grateful for the city's efforts.

    Cons

    Communication/response time could be prompter, and some of the work protocol was changed arbitrarily.

  8. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Richardson full-time

    Pros

    Flexible downtime, competitive pay, fun environment

    Cons

    Hot conditions, little communication between pools/community events

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Low work morale in my department. Treated like we are bottom of the BARROW, I work in solid waste."

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    Current Employee - Driver Loader in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Driver Loader in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    We work on the task system when you finish your job you can leave. 4 day work week, Good benefits.

    Cons

    They don't appreciate their employees, And the pay is not great for all the crap that you have to put up with.

    Advice to Management

    The New Director and his lower management need to stop making the employees in solid waste feel under appreciated . Stop using scare tactics and making employees feel like they will just be let go of at the drop of a dime.


  10. "Excellent run City and great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer
    Former Employee - Police Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very well respected city in North Texas. Employee benefits are very good and the City keeps their employees in the top 10 on the payscale across North Texas comparable cities.

    Cons

    School district is not what it use to be.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek ideas form your own employees.


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