My supervisor rarely made a move without putting a lot of thought into how he would look to the city council, city manager, and ultimately the towns 'mover and shaker' population. This was an undercurrent with most of the departmental supervisors and created a lot of unnecessary tension. One minute you're told to work on your own, make your own decisions....but when you do you're reprimanded for not asking before you went forth with a decision. Coworkers were either in the happy to help category or the gossip monger category. Benefits however were decent and raises were fairly steady. They were frozen a few times when I was there, during economic downturns. There were some employee appreciation days and activities. Insurance premiums were a bit high. If you can manage to do your work and stay out of the line of fire, it's a good place to work.
Enjoyed workplace culture. Relaxed management, the most enjoyable part of the job is harmonious interaction with co-workers. Learned how to manage the requests of a large client base and promote company mission with efficiency.
They make up their rules as they go along more management than actual workers, was a great place to work but last few years was horrible and they kept taking benefits to the point of it's not worth the small pay life is not all that well crafted when you can't afford to make it
Finance Department Intern (Former Employee) – Hickory, NC – March 17, 2017
The staff is friendly and the job space offers opportunities for advancement as well as amazing benefits. As an intern, I did not experience many of these, but I did get the chance to speak to others about their job satisfaction.
Hickory is a very interesting city. It is a great place to raise a family and to live. I love dining out and shopping in this great city. There are quite a few places to go for entertainment and also for relaxation. I volunteer alot of my time in Hickory working with youth, the Homeless and those less fortunate.