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City of Durham Employer Reviews

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Very good company
Parks and Recreation Facility Event Attendant (Current Employee), Durham, NCAugust 5, 2014
Pros: city of durham
Cons: parks and recreation
Provide excellent customer service to client of city-owned buildings
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Productive
Customer Billing Specialist (Former Employee), Durham, NCJune 23, 2014
Pros: could attend weekly meetings.
Cons: location
A fun challenge. My co workers were helpful and patient. The hardest part of the job was driving to it. The most enjoyable was being able to work on my own pace without being micromanaged.
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Training program was o.k
Carpenter Helper (Former Employee), Durham, NCJanuary 7, 2014
The City of Durham taught me my carpentry skills, the hardest part of the job was climbing ladders. The management, and trainers were great, and co-workers, some good, some bad. The most enjoyable part of the job was, learning. You're never to old to learn something.
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Enjoyed working here
Lead Custodian (Former Employee), 101 CityHall PlazaSeptember 20, 2013
My days at work were busy. Always plenty of work to do. I learned how to do employee time and how to deal with all types of personalities. Management didn't micro-manage and that i enjoyed most of all. The hardest part of the job was dealing with multiple personalities that didn't always get along. The most enjoyable part of my job was when the employees – more... were getting along. – less
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Very exciting job if you can handle the calls and pressure.
Dispatcher / 911 (Former Employee), Durham, NCMay 12, 2013
Pros: 6 days off every 4 weeks
Cons: sometimes you won't get a lunch break. hard to get days off work.
The job has 10 hour shifts and your days change each week on a monthly rotating schedule. You will learn how to multi-task and develop a split ear to listen to the phones and the room. Management is not the best. It is hard to get promoted. All the workers are wonderful and some of the best people you will meet. The hardest part of the job is the pressure – more... they put on you to meet guidelines for emergency call centers. You have to meet many certifications but the salary does not compensate. The most enjoyable part of the job is the gratuity of helping people in times of emergency. That is what I enjoyed the most. – less
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Mostly good!
Engineer (Current Employee), Durham, NCApril 13, 2013
Great benefits, flexible work schedule.

The pay is much less than private sector, but a pension is typically offered.

Being the jobs are so desired, few people leave, making advancement difficult.
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Entry Level Position
Data Collector (Former Employee), Durham, NCApril 2, 2013
A way to get in the City as an employee but, the Department can do more to appreciate its employees (Data Collectors)
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Major emphasis is on doing things the way they've been done in the past.
Accountant (Former Employee), Durham, NCFebruary 3, 2013
Pros: good benefits - but medical coverage delayed 30 days beyond start
Cons: extreme opposition to correcting problems from prior years, extreme criticism of any current term errors
Alternating periods of needing to look busy and frantic effort.
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Learning environment
Heavy Equipment Operator (Current Employee), Durham, NCJanuary 17, 2013
Pleasant place to work. Team work concept in effect and the opportunity to work on different assignments in place. Because I enjoy my there is no hard part.
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Great education and work experience value
Safety Supervisor (Current Employee), Durham, NCJanuary 15, 2013
Every day was an enjoyable and educational, always an opportunity to learn and grow.
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Very Fun and Productive
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Durham, NCDecember 22, 2012
Cons: short breaks
The hardest part of the job was trying to keep all the important paperwork/information organized. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping clients & working with co-workers.
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911 Dispatcher
Dispatch Operator (Former Employee), Durham, NCSeptember 9, 2012
Pros: great place to work
Responsible for receiving and evaluating calls from the public concerning crimes
Dispatch fire, EMS, and police field units as needed
Entered abandoned vehicle information for citizen and public safety personnel.
Process license plates into NCIC to make sure that the vehicle is properly registered
Resolved calls and escalated calls as required per the – more... situation – less
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Great place to work
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Durham, NCJuly 5, 2012
Pros: not strict about being in place
Cons: bringing in individuals over you and not informing you
I loved working for the City of Durham and it is a good thing that I have the ability to go back. I was able to assist people in various aspects throughout the City.
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enjoyed working with big equipment
laborer 2 (Former Employee), Durham, NCMarch 22, 2012
Pros: insurance paid for my daughter's birth
Cons: 30 minutes lunchbreak
able to obtain cdl licsence, train me on heavy machines,learned knowlege of city streets, opportunities,also traveled to other cities to assit wiht hurricane relief .enjoyed my supervior evauluation of my performance which lead to recieving pay increases and bonuses.reason for leaving offered better jobin different field.
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The work was very enjoyable. Assisting citizens gives me a boost.
Durham, NC (Former Employee), Transportation Engineering TechnicianNovember 7, 2011
Pros: good benefits, great co-workers
Cons: lack of clearly difined work expectations.
The City of Durham changed during the time that I worked there. It was a relaxed work envioroment at one time, but it became more intense.