City of Lakeland, FL - A good place to work, particularly if you have a family. | Glassdoor
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"A good place to work, particularly if you have a family."

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Current Employee - Database Administrator in Lakeland, FL
Current Employee - Database Administrator in Lakeland, FL
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Pros

The time off, both in holidays and vacation and sick time is good. If you have a family, this is a definite plus. The pay has become much more equitable with the private sector, but only due to the economic downturn...salaries have fallen in other industries. The City has managed to navigate the recession with only five layoffs while other local governments have had hundreds. For those of us who have worked here over 9 years, there is a generous pension. For newer employees, there is a lesser pension, but it is better than Social Security and they have a 401k with a 5% employer match.

Cons

There have been no merit pay increases for non-union employees in three years...just raises for those who have managers/directors who fight for them with the City Manager. City management seems to cave to the unions more often than not...union employees have been paying less for the exact same pension and health benefits, though that has been brought even with non-union employees over the past year.

Advice to Management

Stop favoring the union employees to the detriment of those who are not. Also, improve communication from the top down so we don't have to learn things going on with the City from the local newspaper.

Other Employee Reviews for City of Lakeland, FL

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very rewarding except in the paycheck."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operation Support in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Operation Support in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    You are treated with respect and the management is very easy going. You do not feel a sense of pressure to do a good job, it is something that can be internally driven.

    Cons

    My pay at an entry level position is very low as well as the lack of benefits is very worrysome.

    Advice to Management

    I believe a greater concentration on accountability to the people should be stressed. At times people seem to be too laxadazycal in their work


  2. "Good transition for me"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Job security in government. Not for everybody. Some employees stay forever and have worst attitude...not good team members. Make sure yo ask lots of questions and try to meet rest of team

    Cons

    Experience varies by manager from one extreme to other

    Advice to Management

    get rid of bad supervisors

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