Plant Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) – Moccasin Bend wastewater treatment plant – January 27, 2018
A lot of politics involved if you don't know someone or aren't family you're not really in the click it's kind of hard to move up. Really enjoyed everyone I worked with for the most part they were all really helpful and good people.
I have been with the city for 9 years I was able to make a career out of it I have compassion for what I do.i enjoy serving customers with great customer service and being able to brighten someone's day.
Director of Security and Services (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – September 11, 2017
It started out very well and then it became a break between two divisions that the boss was unable or unwilling to fix. This was only made worse by the fact that one person was able to get away with anything.
Park Ranger (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – August 21, 2017
Job was fine. It was an outdoor environment that provided a great deal of exercise. The park patrons were mostly easy to deal with. I enjoyed advising the tourists about the city. The treatment of employees could stand much improvement.
Playing with kids and planning activites for the group of kids i have held and counseled up to 35 kids. i love working with kids and planning activites for them it makes me happy to see a smile on a childs face.
Early morning consist of revising programs, making sure all paperwork, scheduling is consistent. Being able to have these responsibilities has taught me to work well with Excel, Word, and some power points. Because I work in the inner city where most of the children are African American, I find myself having a soft spot for them knowing that might not have the best upbringing and guidance at home. Knowing that I have helped one child gives me joy, coaching and teaching are my main focus because children need to learn how to follow orders and instruction.
A typical day open up the Box Office get my money bag count it in before 10:00 then open my window. Get ready for the customers to come in and buy tickets. After twenty three yrs I learn how to be patience. It was a business like none other place that I had ever work in.The management was good under new management now. The work place culture was sort of lay back. The hardest part of my job was to make sure I got my customers the right seats to try and keep them satisfied. Making my customers happy and working with the people I use to work with was most enjoyable.
Sometime the promoters would feed us.
The position never did turn into a full time position.
Administrative Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – February 3, 2017
I enjoyed my time with the city. Towards the end of my assignment, some misleading information was given to me about my job security. Because I was lead to believe that my position would be permanent, i passed on other job opportunities in the office. I was shortly laid off after.
They gave me the time to be productive in my other dealings outsde of the office.
Systems and Database Specialist I (Current Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – April 12, 2016
The job is desent but there is no structure to advance. There is no respect for experience. Employees that are more than qualified to perform jobs and are performing the jobs are locked out of advancement because of education requirements.
Benefits, Medical, 401k type additional retirement
Management track record will not listen to experience, reinventing the wheel
Intern (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – December 29, 2015
I worked in various offices throughout the city, and learned how critical each department is to the success of our city. I was working in the Transportation Department editing software, and spent a lot of time in the field gathering research. The environment was designed for success because of the amazing leaders, and the pressure of performing for top governmental officials was enduring.
How to work with kids. How to be with six to ten year olds. Management was great. Co-workers with most caring people. With my job, it was easy. Nothing hard about it. Most enjoyable was seeing smiles on the children's faces.
A Head Start Teacher (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – April 3, 2015
A tipical day at work it was funn, I enjoy take care cildren I learn how to be a head start teacher. My co-worker they were very friendly. the hardest part of my job it was when I say Good bye to the children and the teacher. The most enjoyable part of my job it was play with the children and taking care of them.
School Patrol Officer (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – February 20, 2015
I worked part time in the mornings and afternoons as a crossing guard at an elementary school, which allowed me time to take care of my small children and run errands during the day. I grew to learn the school kids names and became familiar with all the parents dropping off kids and drivers/passersby on their way to work. It was fun! The hardest part of the job was being outside in the worst weather (like heavy rain and very low temperatures). Overall, I loved the job and my supervisor was very understanding and easy to get along with.
Fire Fighter/First Responder (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – October 12, 2014
A typical work day was 24 hours at the fire hall. Learned how to rescue people from fires and to put out fires. Management was very helpful. Co-workers were great just like a family. Hardest part about the job was the low pay. Most enjoyable part was helping people.
My day begins @ 7AM with a short meeting with the management and co-workers, then I pre-trip my truck while thinking over the days route and how to make myself the most efficient, once out on the route my job requires that I make all stops for that day. The high demand of the job & working the majority of holidays while most others are off, has to be the hardest part of the job. On the other hand though I find that many of the people I get to interact with makes it all worth it. I really enjoy seeing their smiling faces.