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working in the elections department was annoying
Census Worker (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 14, 2017
to much favoritism going on with the managers and supervisors.
lots of non-heatlthy relationships between workers.
not enough space in vans when on route
Pros
breaks
Cons
walking all over the city in every neighborhood
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Good Work Place Excellent Teaching facilities
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Latin SchoolAugust 10, 2017
Enjoyed working with students. Very rewarding when students grasped what you were teaching.Even the day was shorter than 8 hours, the job was very exhausting if you did you job well..
Pros
Short day
Cons
Short breaks
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Great
Seasonal Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 6, 2017
Great environment to work. Helped many children stay off the street during summer vacation by giving them somewhere to cool off. City workers get compensated well.
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experices at work
Principal Store Keeper (Current Employee) –  Hyde Park, MAJuly 15, 2017
Very laid back but at the same time can be very stressful. good benifits , Job security everybody helps each other out. just a good places to work but it time for a change.
Pros
flexiable
Cons
same thing everyday
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Okay
PT Café Attendant/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 13, 2017
this job is okay for those who do not speak english and do not mid a lot of work for little money good mfor second job need second job for summer do not get paid for the summer only school year
Pros
good for second job
Cons
no support no help little pay
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so-so employment
Paris Street Gym. Building Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 8, 2017
While a great staff to work with, and pay is fair, there is no room at all for advancement. Whether you perform your job with utmost excellence, or mail it in, the results are the same.
Pros
relaxed atmoshere
Cons
no advancement
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BS & Politics will catch up to You Eventually
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 7, 2017
A great place to get good benefits and learn your trade wile you attempt to transition into something that actually allows you to be progressive with implimentations.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Terrible Management... Politics
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Productive
PeopleSoft Administrator (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 4, 2017
In our inclusive culture, everyone has opportunities for growth and development. We know that leveraging the diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences of our colleagues improves work quality, fosters innovation, and enhances results.
Pros
Great palce to work
Cons
No cons
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Opportunity was a great experience
Parking Enforcement Officer (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 15, 2017
I used to walk the streets of Boston tagging cars that are in volition of the registration, and meters. My time on the job was very interesting and I enjoyed it.
Pros
Good Money
Cons
Health Care
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This was a productive, fun, kind work enviornment
Intern (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 31, 2017
I liked working here it was a great experience even though I was just an intern I loved working with the City of Boston. The people their were always so friendly to me and every other employee their. There was also always work to do the city sure does have a lot on its plate.
Pros
Loved the work environment, and the people that I worked with.
Cons
You have to buy your own lunch/ bring your own lunch
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Depends on your department
Listing Officer (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 8, 2017
It honestly depends onbwbuch department that you are in because they each abide by their own rules and unions, From Parking, to Election, to Taxes, Births and Marriages there are so many options .
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Regular day at work
Custodian (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 8, 2017
Well a typical day of work is the same as any other day cleaning wish is a simple job sweeping and mopping the floor and high dusting moving furniture
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Great atmosphere/culture
Accounts Payable Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 23, 2016
overall a great place to work..Love fitness Friday. Every Friday you're allowed to go to the gym, for Yoga, Cross-fit etc.
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good place to work
Supervisor Captain Tim Roberts (Former Employee) –  Boston, georgiaOctober 19, 2016
The Boston Police Department is a small department, however is very good place to work very professional. A ideal place to work very community oriented department.
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Police Work
Boston Police Detective (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 13, 2016
Over the course of 30+ years in Law Enforcement life and work lessons were many. Every situation tested your skill and training. Success is measured by determination and fortitude to see through the task to the final outcome.
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great job
impound specailist (Former Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 14, 2016
great job
a lot of perks working for the city
great place to network
discount on events
working in a city that's not to big
great boss
good people to work with
Pros
free time
Cons
always yelled at
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Internship
Intern (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 3, 2016
This was a summer job which I did my summer internship. This job had nothing to do with my major, it was just a summer time job
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not good
Street Worker (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 13, 2016
this was not a great company so I left they under pay and are just terrible how much do I have to say to pass this
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busy atmopshere
DPW Highway Div -LItter Basket (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 12, 2016
hands on type of position. You must pay close attention and to detail of what you are doing on a day to day. And asking question is the key to anything what you do in life.
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Rarely find a nice person.
Principal Clerk and Typist (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 19, 2016
Everyone is out to get you, even when you're job isn't something important. It's sad. People constantly are talking about you behind your back and if you ever get a promotion, which never happens, people will turn their backs on you because they didn't get promoted. Co-workers here remind me a lot of Kindergarten children.
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