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Management Training for Senior Staff strongly recommended
INTERIM DIRECTOR OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 3, 2017
The staff that reported to me are great people. Driven, self-motivated and eager to get the job done. However, the leadership style of Senior Management hinders the growth and the spirit of the department. The department is in need of Organizational Behavior intervention. Moreover, the City of Atlanta was a great place to work.
Cons
Role ambiguity department wide
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Atlanta City Hall is not recommended for the faint-hearted but provides character strengthening opportunities.
Sr. Adminstration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 27, 2017
If politics is your game, then this is the top place to work in Atlanta. Every day is a new learning adventure, meeting people from around the world, new possibilities open up in an instant. The exposure to multi-cultural activities and thinking is invaluable. The challenges are rewarding. When the pressure is on, everyone has each other back, so to speak. The co-workers and officials are amazing people to listen to, learn from and work with. This was definitely a growing experience.
Pros
Good benefits. Privileged access to events and activities. Indoor gym and track.
Cons
Uncomfortable office furniture and lighting in my office.
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Overall I enjoyed the job and worked well with all co,workers.
Contract Compliance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 5, 2017
A typical work day was to make a field visit to a vendor who applied for certification as a minority/female business enterprise. I learned
how to conduct secretary of state searches to find business owners
and I got more experience in reviewing and analyzing business and personal income tax returns.
Pros
I was able to perform my duties with very little supervison and made frequent site visits.
Cons
At times I was unable to get a vehicle when I had site vists scheduled .
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highest quality of coworkers and colleagues
Service Project Analyst (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 13, 2017
Excellent co workers and colleagues; an ability to serve the public; hard to climb the ladder. Mission of work keeps workers focused on a daily basis. Employee moral could be higher thru recognition of their work from supervisors. In general, supervisors are accessible and want to see employees succeed.
Pros
the people
Cons
can be stressful at times
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Great place to start and grow.
Ground Maintenance Worker (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 24, 2017
A typical workday is between 8 or 10 hour days. You learn how to use various equipment or do various tasks. The management could use training or employee needs and understanding. There is no hard part. The most enjoyable part is going home the way I came from being safe.
Pros
benefits
Cons
management needs more training people skills.
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Highly Political Environment that drives outcomes
Sr. Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 5, 2016
Great places to really understand how politics impacts success within the organization. You will need to understand your stakeholders get all of their buy-ins understand how they are impacted negatively/positive and overcome resistance to change or processes that may be known or unknown
Pros
Great Place to be a Project Manager
Cons
Job performance does not dictate outcome or promotional peformance
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Good place to gain experience if you are mid career. Has plenty of training classes available.
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 22, 2017
Good place to gain experience if you are mid career. Has plenty of training classes available. Very diverse work place. Has some managerial issues. Always under fire from News Media.
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Great people and challenging job
Traffic Service Technican (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 31, 2016
great people to be around, with challenging obstacles during the course of a work day. Meeting different people is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Pros
Perks of being a city employee
Cons
hard to receive a pay increase, and yearly bonuses cut
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Great city to work and live in.
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, ILFebruary 22, 2017
Great place to live and work. Great people. I love the town of Atlanta so working here was a pleasure. Typical day at work consisted of taking care of city maintenance issues, plowing snow, and any general labor requested by the supervisor.
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Could be so much more
Crime Scene Technician (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 15, 2016
Overall the city of Atlanta police is great. There are definitely a lot of people that need to retire or find a field that makes them happy. Unfortunately many are there for the benefits and not the service of the community. There are clicks and there are people who have a hidden agenda. If you can ignore all that and be willing to serve the community everyday and have joy in what you do, you will be fine.
Pros
Benefits, service to the community, nice uniforms, knowimg whats truly happening in the community
Cons
Cliques, incompetent coworkers, poor trainers sometimes.
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Stagnant Workplace
Accounting Technician, Sr (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 6, 2017
The City of Atlanta is a stagnant workplace. Very low chance of promotion within the same department. I have literally seen emplyoyees who have been in the same position and making the same rate pf pay for the last ten years.
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we save lives
Firefighter/EMT (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 11, 2017
The main duties of a full-time firefighter are to help protect the public in emergency situations. They respond to a wide variety of calls, such as car crashes, chemical spills, flooding, water rescue and general rescue as well as fires.
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Work was need in the City of Atanta
Code Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 17, 2016
A typical day at work began at 8:00 am. I performed home inspections. I served citations to offenders. I attended court for the City of Atlanta. Management and co-workers very skilled workers.
Pros
Pros meeting new people daily
Cons
Working in unsafe conditions
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Great place to work and further your career in law enforcement
Sergeant/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 7, 2016
Great place to work and also a bit dangerous at times. Giving good customer service to visitors as well as inmates. Management is knowledgeable and willing to assist in any way. The great men and women who put their lives on the line each and everyday are some of the bravest in the country. The hardest part about the job is the sometime use of physical force.The most enjoyable part of the job is making a difference in someones life by way of counseling to them.
Pros
The ability to change someone life.
Cons
Not very well like by some in the public.
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Decent pay!
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 20, 2016
A typical day at work is pretty cool laid back. Most employees come in and get their assignments and proceed to do their normal duties. Employees typically work individually but if they need assistance management will help out.
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Working for the City of Atlanta you see lots of ways to accel in your skill.
Park Worker Senior (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 23, 2017
Working for the City of Atlanta is more of wirking with family.Several ways to accel.City of Atlanta celebrates holidays strongly and they also reward employees.
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Building Department is a different place,used to be a place to work
Plans Review Specialist, Sr (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 16, 2017
Building Department used to be a place to work.But with the new person overall in charge of building department, promotions were carried without merit
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Manager Store
Environment Service Work (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 15, 2017
Pick up yard trimming front of houses,pick trash up in front door,pick recycling bins up in front of houses.clean under bridges,clean stations,clean toilets,wax table.
Pros
pay for lunch
Cons
30 minutes break.
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Stable position
Firefighter/AEMT (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 9, 2017
Still needs alot of employee consideration in various different aspects. Very good and stable career to be in with no family, if you are single this is the perfect start to a great career.
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Very busy and productive
Airport Security Systems Assistant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 8, 2016
This position provided courteous, professional assistance to customers in person and/or by telephone by answering questions, researching and responding to customer's problems that arise in receiving airport security services. Process fingerprints, vehicle permits, access media, and facilitate security awareness training classes. Perform administrative tasks, i.e., statistical reports, data management updates, scanning documents and participate in security related projects as assigned.
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