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Town of Cary- NC Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2019

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  1. "Field Level Supervisor with the Utilities Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Town of Cary- NC full-time

    Pros

    Good career growth, reward for performance.

    Cons

    Promotions can be few and far between. Most people dont leave.

    Town of Cary- NC2018-12-01
  2. "Great work environment, but little room for growth for part-time staff"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant 

    I have been working at Town of Cary- NC part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, snack break Wednesdays.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth for part-timers. Any time a full-time staff member leaves the position is turned into a couple part-time positions.

    Town of Cary- NC2019-08-03
  3. "Progressive Municipality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Town of Cary- NC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hard work and dedication pay off

    Cons

    Implementation of cultural changes have been unsettling to some

    Town of Cary- NC2019-04-26
  4. "TOC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Town of Cary- NC full-time

    Pros

    The town in general is a great place to be

    Cons

    The environment can be stressful

    Town of Cary- NC2018-08-28
  5. Helpful (2)

    "No opportunity to advance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Town of Cary- NC part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours Good bosses Able to learn new things

    Cons

    Working part time in the Parks and Recreation department there are few to no opportunities to advance a career. This means a high turnover rate and the loss of knowledge and experience that impacts the ability to provide high-quality support to visitors.

    Advice to Management

    You say you're all about 'customer service' but you refuse to invest in positions that would be the face people would interact with at some of your facilities. Hire more full-time staff in the Parks and Rec department to provide that high quality service.

    Town of Cary- NC2018-06-15
  6. "No opportunity for advancement (Parks and Rec), bullied, and pushed out of job for speaking up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Town of Cary- NC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits but I was unable to use the sick time I accrued because a doctor-recommended FMLA request was denied by HR.

    Cons

    Stuck under an unqualified "supervisor" who stole my work, verbally harassed me, and fought me on going back to school. When I reached out for help, I was told that my "supervisor" would be given a chance to "act like a manager". He then retaliated with undercutting remarks about me to part-time employees, scheduling me for all undesirable shifts, and intentionally keeping important information from me. Many incidents...

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    Advice to Management

    Hold supervisors accountable. Watch for trends in employees leaving and dissect what the underlying issue may be.

    Town of Cary- NC2018-06-12
  7. "Fantastic Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Town of Cary- NC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, family oriented, room for growth, positive respectful culture

    Cons

    Lots of egos in Manager's Office

    Town of Cary- NC2018-01-24
  8. Helpful (7)

    "A great institution ruined from the top"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Town of Cary- NC full-time

    Pros

    Pay is much more than other local government in and around North Carolina.

    Cons

    New upper management (CIO & CTO ) have created a toxic environment, Have employed friends instead of skillset Have made the day to day entangled in red tape. Decisions take months and require an absurd amount of meetings. Information told in privacy to upper management is used against you to position upper management for their end goals. Their is no attempt to keep current employees happy. Willing to...

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    Advice to Management

    Go somewhere else as you are horrible and toxic.

    Town of Cary- NC2018-02-12
  9. "New Life in the Town"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Town of Cary- NC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Town pays better than any municipality in NC and has great benefits. Colleagues are generally nice and are good team players. The new Town Manager is a breath of fresh air to the Town, and done a good job of promoting transparency and reduced the "fear of failure" which is helping promote innovation. The Town is not as conservative as it once was which makes it a better and more fun place to work. It used to...

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    Cons

    While the new Town Manager is pushing that we shouldn't be afraid to fail, there are still some long-time employees in supervisory positions that still are afraid of failure and resist change/innovation/technology. I also feel these people are not as "hungry" as they once were. Luckily, most of them are close to retirement. HR protects the weak/under performing employees too much. Quick upward mobility is rare because...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to push transparency and innovation. Be honest with people.

    Town of Cary- NC2017-12-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best thing bout Govt is benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Town of Cary- NC full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits Decent salary Great coworkers

    Cons

    Not everyone has the same opportunity for advancement Management plays favorites Job duties change without proper raises

    Advice to Management

    Don’t make changes just for the sake of change Realize the value of seasoned employees

    Town of Cary- NC2017-11-16
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