Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Big Spring, TX – September 17, 2015
The great part of my job was interacting with clients. Resolving issues to better the community. Working under the City Manager was very fun, confortable and rewarding. I was so happy to get to work not only because I was important to the City but because I loved seeing my work to better use. Working for the city gave me such a pride for my family.
Customer Service - Water Office (Former Employee) – Big Spring, tx – May 1, 2015
I worked in the water office/billing department. I would answer questions and concerns about bills. I later took on processing the list of people due for disconnection due to nonpayment.
I wasn't fond of many in upper management. I felt like they were unconcerned with their responsibilities and were largely self serving.
Definitely not a job for those who don't like conflict. We routinely had customers shout and curse at us because city policy conflicted with their needs. In many cases the policy was understandable, but at the same time it was too rigid for modern usage.
The pay was fairly low in comparison to other comparable positions, but they did have some decent benefits. Not a fan of being forced to contribute money to a retirement and life insurance plan that I didn't intend on staying long enough to use though.
Paid healthcare and other benefits, paid time off
Upper management/leadership was self serving and cliquish, some "benefits" were unwanted, pay was low
Wastewater Operator (Former Employee) – Big Spring, TX – June 20, 2012
over all this job is ok the people I worked with were not so good. They stabbed you in the back to keep themselves out of trouble. Would not work as a team and did not talk to the on coming shift just ran off.
Good job for career minded people that fit the culture.
Parks Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) – Parks Department – February 26, 2012
I have been well supported by my superiors in this job. It is hard to entice people to the job when private companies offer short term high income even in an unstable market. The community does not realize the difficulty of the work that must be performed under the difficult circumstances of city pay vs oil industry compensation during an oil boom. However, this job has many rewards, especially as it relates to the quality of the individual employees