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City of Winston-Salem Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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  1. "New CIO in the IS Department"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The culture has definitely changed. Employees are treated with dignity and respect. Ideas and innovation are respected and encouraged.

    Cons

    The IS Department is still experiencing a lot of change. New org chart, new managers, still a long way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on it. It's a definite improvement.


  2. "City of Winston Salem Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Winston-Salem (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice offices, free parking, automated systems work.

    Cons

    Poor salary, politics, unfair promotions and bonuses, little if any support and direction from managers.

    Advice to Management

    Top managers need to be accountable.


  3. "Firefighter"

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    Current Employee - Firefigter in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Firefigter in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Winston-Salem (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work for this city give you stability, and easy to to get alone with coworkers.

    Cons

    The city no rice salaries how the rest of the country do. We could stay several years with the same salary.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that have public administrators in important places is the key of the success, human resources have to be more focused to the employee capacity than the opportunity to help some one..


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  5. "Employment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Water Meter Reader in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Water Meter Reader in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and team member team

    Cons

    I can work out in the weather

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Police Comm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Comm in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Police Comm in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits good leave time accrual.

    Cons

    Lack of information sharing with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open


  7. "Very political"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, decent pay after you have been there over 10 years, some decent people as long ad they were not in management.

    Cons

    Very political, pay was not very good until you had been there over 10 years, raises did not occur frequently, it was a buddy system rather than most qualified for position

    Advice to Management

    Do what is best for business instead of your friends


  8. "Great Experience as a Lifeguard for the Parks and Rec Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Winston-Salem part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management
    Good summer job with great pay
    A+ in-service training program
    Opportunities to move to management

    Cons

    Some people are not great at handling the additionally responsibilities of these sorts of pools


  9. "The benefits are disappearing and pay scale is falling behind."

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    Former Employee - Water Wastewater Operator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Water Wastewater Operator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of Winston-Salem full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers, some of the best people I have ever worked with.
    Training, the city departments I was involved with provided all training.

    Cons

    Insurance costs have out paced pay increases. The increases in insurance lead to me losing money every year. Even with raises.
    While claiming to promote from within there is very little of that done.
    Good old boy network is in full effect.


  10. "Patrol"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Take home car. Recent start of a fitness program and fitness requirements.

    Cons

    No overtime or pay raises (merit or cost of living)....

    Advice to Management

    Inter department cross training is non existent. Create cross training training between departments.


  11. "A terrific experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Best retirement benefits in the state and arguably the entire country.

    Cons

    Too top down management and not enough input or desire to hear the front line officers.

    Advice to Management

    See the big picture and support the officers that have given so much to protect and serve.


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