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Help Desk Internship (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCApril 9, 2017
I have learned at both the Police Department and at the Information Technology Department that everyone treats everyone like family. Not just in those departments either. The majority of individuals I have met are extremely caring and nice.
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Worked with employer that really cared about there customers
Customer Service Representative - Utilites (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MOMarch 26, 2017
Worked a 40 hr week job, had insurance that was a great plus. Co-workers were great and everyone helped everyone. Set up new customer account. Wish i was working there still
Pros
Great work place
Cons
Had to leave my job due to surgery
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Water Meter Tech
Water Meter Tech Driver (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCMarch 15, 2017
As a Water Meter Tech Fixing water meters everyday is not so bad is the some of the people you work for are not so kind and they have people that they will look out for over you.
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Great place to work.
Bus Driver (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MOMarch 13, 2017
Excellent place to work. I enjoyed the staff and employees. The most enjoyable thing was meeting students from around the world. The buses were in good working order and clean.
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No vision just old employees milking the system
Water Treatment lead plant operator (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCJanuary 18, 2017
The people in management have no vision or ideas they are only there because they are dinosaurs who want to collect a healthy paycheck and waste taxpayers money.
Pros
A paycheck
Cons
No raises. No advancement
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Decent place to work at.
Multimedia Coordinator (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCJanuary 18, 2017
The workload was manageable, but some times scheduling could be unpredictable with different events, meetings, etc that may come about. Overall, it is a decent company to join.
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Opportunity to learn
Wastewater Collection System Operator (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCJanuary 6, 2017
Opportunity is provided to acquire your C.D.L. and wastewater collection system operators licenses and other required certifications through their " Apprenticeship Program". Depending on what "crew" you are assigned to, you may encounter opportunities to learn to operate heavy equipment, drive roll-off trucks and dump trucks, etc.. Plenty of manual labor when you are not riding in a truck to get to it.
Pros
good people/ fun, interesting work, training, schedule
Cons
compensation, no real opportunity for advancement
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Productive and fun place to work
System Administrator/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCDecember 28, 2016
This job was by far the most interesting job. I learn about the mainframe and Linux environment something I never considered learning in my IT career. I would recommend this place to anyone!
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Good
Transit Driver (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MODecember 15, 2016
They were really nice. And really good. Pay was good. Benefits were good. I loved working. Would go back. Supervisors were good. Everything was good and really beneficial.
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Productive Workplace
Payroll Specialist (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCDecember 13, 2016
Productive Workplace with good benefits and job security. Good retirement program and friendly work environment. Offer employees discount rates on fitness programs and City of Columbia Employee Gym.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Healthcare
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City management committed to improvement
Annonymous (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCNovember 29, 2016
It is an organization moving in the right direction with respect to its water and wastewater operations. It will be facing tough going as it adjusts rates to pay for its services. Still needs to become more competitive in the job market with respect to salary.
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Good work, good people
Street Division, Engineering Intern (Current Employee) –  Columbia, MOSeptember 21, 2016
Workers were willing to teach you anything you didn't know. Friendly workers everyday on the job. Learned a lot and had a great experience with the City of Columbia. Highly recommend to future applicants.
Pros
Learning experience
Cons
Weather
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Good place to work
SR Administative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MOSeptember 11, 2016
Great place to work and develop life long friends and experiences. They are a family oriented company.
They have a great benefits plan.
Pros
Great benefits
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productive
Part-Time 911 Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  Columbia, KYAugust 16, 2016
Good leadership there. Everyone works together to help out the people in need. All of the coworkers there try our best to work as a unit.
Pros
lunches
Cons
to talkative
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The duties
Solid waste Labor I (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCJuly 28, 2016
Preforming manual labor duties and letfing over 50lbs and 150lbs daily. Recycling the garbage at the land field and utilized the recycling cites. Also, the collecting and cleaning al locations as asked .
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Safe community to live and raise a family
Chief of Police & Director of EMS (Former Employee) –  Columbia, ILApril 30, 2016
The City of Columbia is a bedroom community to St. Louis and is located approximately 11 miles south of downtown St. Louis. It has easy and quick access to the interstate. The Columbia School District is one of the best in the State of Illinois.
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good place
Refuse Collector III (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MOJanuary 9, 2016
I have learned alot of valuable information while working for the city and I have been fortunate enough to be able to cross train on other equipment to help me grow as well.
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Productive and fun work environment.
Head Manager (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MODecember 27, 2015
General pool management, along with intensive lifeguard training and direct supervision over assistant managers. Working side by side with the city's Aquatics Specialist and Aquatics Manager.
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comfortable work place.
#3. Customer Care (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCDecember 20, 2015
Working for this company was very chill, laid back work place. I got along with the people well, it was a nice work experience.
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traffic engineer
Traffic Engineering Electrician (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SCNovember 15, 2015
Long work hours and on call work also. Can be tuff working in public government. The pay is good and the benefits, the on call base can be tuff with family and planned holidays.
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