Bus Operator is a thankless job with good pay and benefits
Bus Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – May 28, 2017
Worked here a very long time. Initial management was good, followed by a number of evil managers. Don't know about current management. Hours were very long and work strenuous. Much memorization of routes required. Rules governing employment very strict but the job was good. Passengers more or less thankful depending on scheduling. City has excellent lawyers so don't mess around on this job.
Hardware & Software Systems Technician (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – April 12, 2017
You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life's procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, When all else sings together in unison?
Always you have been told that work is a curse and labor a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when the dream was born, And in keeping yourself with labor you are in truth loving life, And to love life's labor is to be intimate with life's innermost secret.
Director of Marketing and Public Relations (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – February 22, 2017
Working for the City of Fort Collins is an amazing opportunity. My experience working in the arts and culture department allowed me to collaborate with multiple City groups. I loved the open communication, the flexible schedule and the talented people there.
Pool Manager/Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – November 27, 2016
Management at the City in the aquatics department is a joke. I enjoyed working there but the stress from mis-management was too much. Pays well compared to minimum wage and was an overall fun job. Management needs to change though.
good pay, sometimes leisurely work, fun coworkers
Poor management, poor work structure, poor work morale
Low wages, low accrued personal leave, favoritism,Good ole boy attitude among supervisors and crew chiefs.
Tool Crib Shop Attendant (Former Employee) – Parks Division – April 12, 2016
Looking forward to starting over. Better treatment, Fairness. Full time employees are held to a different standard in every way. If you are unfortunate to be an Hourly you get to do the work of the Full -Timers but without the Benefits. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Engineer (Former Employee) – Fort Collins – August 12, 2015
Workplace and culture is great but top management is out of touch with employees. Little to no raises every year, no opportunity for advancement, lack of prioritization, all help to increase turnover and lower employee morale.
Really sad to see how so many good people that work for the City are treated by council and management. I had to leave because there is basically no career ladder.
GREAT co-workers, healthy work environment
Unrealistic work load, chasing awards and recognition rather than following the org's values.
Utility Worker (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – August 8, 2015
I LOVED my job with the City of Fort Collins-Parks Department. My coworkers were fun, energetic, and outgoing. Even our daily morning meetings were filled with laughter. Though the work was hard at times, it paid off to see the finished product. The management was friendly and helpful, and always willing to listen to concerns. I loved working with flowers every day, and learning about new plants. This was probably one of my most favorite jobs.
Great work environment, Friendly coworkers, Leadership, Advancement Opportunities, Learning new things daily
Aquatics Manager (Current Employee) – Public Pools – June 24, 2015
Supervising staff and infrastructure not committed to community or each other. Things go unnoticed, undone, and left to be forgotten. This job had its advantageous such as community contact and involvement but lacked many incentives.
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – May 21, 2014
The City of Fort Collins- DWRF was a memorable place to work because of the wonderful peer group; it felt like a family. I learned a lot about EPA collection of water, wastewater and testing of these streams.
Meter Reader (Current Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – March 20, 2013
I enjoy working here being outdoors every day. Unfortunatelly the City of Fort Collins is dissipating the meter readers because automated meters read by a computer system is being implemented. My job ends at the end of May 2013