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SYSYTEM ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee), GARLAND TXJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: new director
• Primary administrator and maintenance of GP&L Virtual infrastructure which include the server and desktop environments.
• Primary Administrator and maintenance for all GP&L SANs
• Managing and analyzing system logs.
• Perform backups, verification of backups, and testing restorations of backups for the virtual infrastructure
o Backup schedule will – more... adhere to GP&L’s backup Policy and Procedure
• Administer and maintain the Veeam application and server.
• Apply patches, updates, and configuration changes to the systems within the virtual infrastructure.
o System patches and update will adhere to the GP&L Update Procedure
• Applying the appropriate security for users accessing the systems and keeping users access up to date by adding or removing users.
• Updating and documenting system configurations.
• Troubleshoot any reported problems of the system.
• Install and configure new hardware and/or software for the virtual infrastructure.
• Communication any network infrastructure issues to the network administrator.
• Administer and maintain the SpecOps server.
• Administer and maintain the Solarwinds server.
• Create and update user’s Active Directory accounts – less
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SECRETARY/CUSTOMER AIDE (Former Employee), Garland, TXDecember 17, 2013
City Job which offers good benefits and a nice retirement plan.
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Dog eat Dog
former employee (Former Employee), electricSeptember 15, 2013
Pros: easy to get on, out just as fast
Cons: benefits are ok considering
Management is not what you think or can trust They will always take care of themselves first, you last. It is a mans world there so if you are a woman wanting to break into the industry, you may make many concessions to your values and your life code. Not to be trusted. Watch out for very lose hands. Co workers were wonderful but just as skeptical about – more... management – less
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Work is Life
Communications Specialist Level 2 (Former Employee), Garland, TXJune 20, 2013
Job Security because Police/Fire/Medical is always needed somewhere, but the work/life balance wasn't a priority at all and it affected work morale GREATLY! Compensation/Benefits were good! The most enjoyable part of the job was helping people and getting it done, the hardest part was hearing others trained to the same job but lacking in customer service – more... skills! – less
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Animal Control Officer
Senior Animal Service Officer (Former Employee), Garland TexasMay 9, 2013
Pros: schedule
Cons: working with animals
Extensive knowledge in rabies control and rabies prevention following state guidelines. working with animals in a humane manor and customer relations are a key factor
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Excellent place to work
Police Officer (Former Employee), Garland, TXApril 12, 2013
Pros: self supervised
Cons: small tax base
A great place to do your job without the bureaucracy. Great group of like minded employees.
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Great Job and built some great projects
Technician III installer Radio Shop (Former Employee), Garland, TXMarch 6, 2013
Very busy work days, with dead lines and enjoyable
taking care of city vehicals.
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A hard working environment that errors have no place.
Senior Electric System Operator and trader (Former Employee), Garland, TXSeptember 13, 2012
Pros: comradery is encouraged
Cons: healthcare
management ok but tend to over look important things and the co-workers were always a pleasure to be around.
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bulk collector
Bulk trash collector (Current Employee), Garland, TxAugust 7, 2012
Inspect items to be disposed of then approve/disapprove for pick up, dispose items into rear loader truck then compact, maintain truck sled, clean small debris from pick up area, lift heavy bulk repeatedly, stay on feet up to 12 hours daily, all outside labor
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What's not to like??
Assistant Pool Manager (promotion from Lifeguard) (Former Employee), Garland,TXJune 14, 2012
I was a lot younger then. I was a life guard for a few years and then a pool manager. I loved it and made friends for life there.

It was a great working experience and it was the funnest job I ever had.
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Great company to work for.
Municipal Court Supervisor (Former Employee), Garland, TXApril 30, 2012
I really enjoyed my time working for the City of Garland. Management at the Municipal Court was very professional.
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Fun Work Place
Recreation Leader (Current Employee), 1146 Castle DriveApril 10, 2012
Pros: everyone is welcome!
Cons: part timers get no benefits
ping pong tables
basketball gym
game room
workout fitness center
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Non-stressful workplace lacking opportunities to explore advancements in community initiatives.
Customer Specialist (Current Employee), Garland, TXMarch 15, 2012
A city not yet on the 21st century speed train, but offers employers an impressive benefits package. A great place for citizens who enjoy slow pace workflow, red tape, and not much change.
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The people are very attentive!!
Rec Aide (Current Employee), TexasJanuary 7, 2012
Pros: on the job training
Cons: pay could be better
Ive worked for then in 2004 it was my first job at the power& light compant in garland,texas. I had a blast they gave me great hours and minimal supervision. Im working with them again at a recreational center and I couldnt ask for anything better! If I was paid more it would be the ideal job lol. Is definetly a good start.