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Great starting place to wprk
Recreation and Park Aide (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHAugust 9, 2017
Hours Vary not good for single parents, you will be placed on second shift. If you love dealing with public and being involved with kids and Athletics you would like this job.
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Horrible
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHMay 9, 2017
Very incompetent employees. No accountability whatsoever. People would disappear for hours on end. Culture was lazy and "not my problem".. I learned that government jobs are not in the same class as the private sector.
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hardwork
Water Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHMarch 7, 2017
Daily work would entail, picking up work log, driving to territory we were working that day. Knocking on customer's doors, entering residence, many times going to the meter location in the basement or crawl space.
We had to deal with inclement weather, dogs, fleas & customers.
Pros
Good exercise, got to know the city really well
Cons
bad weather, fleas, dogs & scary people
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A fair work schedule with opportunity for OT.
Water and Sewer worker 2 (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHOctober 28, 2016
I enjoyed going to work every day, because their was always something new to learn. I felt they were fair in their work assignments. Management staff cared about the safety of the employees. Work supplies were provided by the City.
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Administrative Typist II (Current Employee) –  Dayton, OHSeptember 14, 2016
Working for the City is okay, but the pay isn't great and they don't cover family members for insurance unless the family member doesn't have coverage themselves.
Pros
Independent on everything you do.
Cons
Low pay and everyone is unsure as to what is going on.
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nice paying career with opportunity for advancement
laborer/temp (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHMay 31, 2016
A typical day at work for the city was like arrive to work. Meet with street crew plus supervisors. Get routine and route then grab equipment and load up truck. Go out to vacant lot/land cut the grass pick up trash and trim.
Pros
get paid every week and no weekends
Cons
very hott and sticky job have to be physically prepared
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The City of Dayton, as a whole is very fluent in the foundation of leadership demonstration.
Office Supervisor II (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHFebruary 15, 2016
While the City of Dayton provided for a fairly decent job work/life balance, the over arching leadership within the City of Dayton lacked demonstration of involved and caring leadership.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Leadership involvement
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Corrupt upper management and city leadership
Police Officer -Dispatcher - Bike Patrol (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHJanuary 7, 2016
If I had known then what I know now.....The policies contradict other policies, its impossible to get ahead unless you agree to be a minion, favorites who are not qualified fr certain positions are put in positions they have no business being, very good pay and benefits, weak union/FOP.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
bureaucracy and corrupt employees at the top and in positions of power
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Excellent, enjoyable place to work.
Emergency Operator (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHDecember 11, 2015
Working for the City of Dayton has been a great life experience. I met so many wonderful people, who I am still in contact with today. There was no typical day at work being an emergency operator, something new every day. I enjoyed working for the public and helping people.
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difficult environment
light equipment mechanic 2 (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHNovember 5, 2015
diverse crew, lower level equipment, not up to date. I learned how to deal with political red tape and management skills, the management at city of Dayton was a nightmare, direct supervisors were given no authority to make decisions, department management could not make decisions without expressed consent from director of public works. This makes job completion very difficult at the blue collar level. Blue collar were often reprimanded for lack of productivity. This makes for a hostile work environment. It was a better decision for myself to part company and cut my losses
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Tax & Revenue Collector/Court Prep (Former Employee) –  taxOctober 19, 2015
For the most part it needed some procedure changes.

Without resouces to follow through to persons that owed taxes, there was no urgency for delinquent taxes to be paid.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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work hard
Class A CDL Driver (Current Employee) –  dayton ohioSeptember 13, 2015
the job have its perks but the weather is the biggest problem, the job is fun if you can handle the labor, the supervisor is really relax but you have to get the work done
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Great job
Ground Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHJuly 5, 2015
Great job, can become busy and confusing if not under right management. Typical day at work, go in early and 1st or Second shift Foreman will direct you on what duties are assigned to you. Loved doing grounds work.
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Produce and a great place to work. The city of Dayton makes strides to improve workplace environment.
Office Supervisor II (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OhioJune 26, 2015
Great place to work with friendly co-workers and reliable supervision. The supervision within the city of Dayton has being working to address problems with being undermanned.
Pros
caring co-workers
Cons
undermanned
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Interesting workplace
Untitled (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHMay 14, 2015
If you're wired to serve people, this municipality is a good place to work. Co-workers are nice and provide some one-on-one training.
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Productive for the Police Enforcement Agency and a nice place to be employed.
Permanent Part-time Confidential Office Worker (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHApril 4, 2015
It's not a bad place to work. The Law Department employees were on top of their responsibilities. I would refer anyone to work there.
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Great view into city government
Marketing Intern (Current Employee) –  Dayton, OHMarch 27, 2015
As an intern, this was a great start into my career path. I had the opportunity through the SOCHE intern program to explore many of the different departments, which was eye-opening to me because I was very unaware of how they all worked together.
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Management support for employee development and the ability to advance based on performance.
TAX AUDITOR (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHOctober 28, 2014
Reported to management regarding audit results and determined scope of investigation required to complete the audit, answered calls from taxpayers regarding their tax returns and assisted taxpayers in preparing returns at the customer service desk.
Pros
Civil Service job with periodic salary review and job security.
Cons
Salary based on civil service rates.
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Challenging, varied tasks.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Dayton, OHJuly 13, 2014
Provide administrative support to a department of 8. Interact daily with internal and external customers. Point of contact for all public information requests.
Pros
Close to home. Nice benefits
Cons
Budget restrictions
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Fun and different everyday.
Public Works Intern (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHJanuary 5, 2014
There is no typical workday with the city of Dayton, something is different everyday. Co-workers are amazing and make each day enjoyable.
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