Storm water Inspector (Former Employee) – City of dueham – March 2, 2018
When you are proactive you work to create your own opportunities, and you work to anticipate the changes that may come in your career so that you can make them work to your advantage. Becoming proactive in the workplace requires developing disciplined habits
Until a complete overhaul is completed at this agency, there is no way in heck anyone should go to work there. I have done 911 communications for over 18 years and this place actually killed any passion I had for the job. Do yourself a favor and go work ANYWHERE else than here.
Coordinator IT Governance (Current Employee) – City Hall – August 29, 2017
I feel very fortunate to be in a department that directly serves every department within the City. The subject matter is constantly changing so it stays interesting. Management is committed to providing the staff the resources needed to perform while on the job and very respectful of time away from the job.
I love Durham and I feel that working for the City is the best way to be engaged with the community.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – August 28, 2017
The City of Durham is a pretty good place to work. There are some negatives that come with it, but most of them have to do with the fact that you are working in local government and not Durham itself. If you can move past the slowness at which things get done, then you will probably enjoy your time here. Leadership looks to be innovative here most of the time, and employees are treated well. Work hard, ask the right questions, and be respectful and you'll accomplish a lot here.
good work-life balance, good pay and benefits
internal politics, departments keep to themselves, cynical at times
Very upbeat, Professional and Excellent Job Security
Front Desk Clerk (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – May 30, 2017
They are very confidential with their paperwork, documentation and files. This company and department are caring and professional, every day is pleasant. We deal with people on a daily basis face to face and via telephone, so we must show a smile and greet with kindness that reaches throughout the day and where the people can feel it via telephone. The City of Durham believes in it's residents and families who live here and are moving here and we extend gratitude and help as far as we can to please everyone, we will go above and beyond. We fight for our communities and neighborhoods and build up and create for our city.
build homes for Habitat for Humanity, Have City Council meetings regarding up coming events and happenings
LAN ANALYST (Local Area Network) (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – January 25, 2017
Maintain the overall performance of 300 Windows Servers. The environment was a 2003 server farm. The management of these units was shared with a staff of 2 people. The workplace culture was stressful because the size of the support team the management style of the Infrastructure Manager. Most enjoyable part of the job was when I retired
Enjoyed working with the Engineering-GIS group supporting the whole of Public Works. Was able to interact with various group and gain experience participating in other areas and assisting co-workers in various situations. Attended several job training classes to updated my skills and learn new things Very fulfilling despite the low salary and lack of advancement unless you change divisions. Flexibility was the best asset that work hours were individualized with much freedom as long the job was done and responsibilities kept. Good working experience and an accommodating supervisor.