Monitor (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – March 6, 2014
Pros: rewarding experience, some sort of income.
Cons: no advancement, little hours, not my desired career field.
The job is rewarding in the sense that you get to work with children and help teach them something new, but there is no room for advancement and doesn't allow me to use my degree in any way. This job mostly serves as a means for me to keep an income, even though it is not very substantial. All my coworkers are very good, but they don't view this current – more... job as a stepping stone as I do. Any management figures I have dealt with from the City of Philadelphia have been great. – less
clerk (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – August 21, 2013
Cons: only a temperary position
This was a very unique position working in the city Commissioners office, learning the different phases of the voter registration process. Ther was allways something to learn with made the job very interresting and made the day go fast!. The coworkers and Managment were very friendly of which made a very plesant working environment.
Productive day dealin with th children and parents
School Crossing Guard (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – July 23, 2013
Escorted the children across the street, and recorded license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals and reported to the police. The hardest part of the day was when the traffic lights were out and there wasn't a police there to tell the cars when to go. The most enjoyable part was helping the children on the way to and from school
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – June 2, 2013
Pros: early hours (6:50am-3), and pay
Cons: dangerous environment
Each day varied, as did inmate population, supervisors and personalities, though I am and have always been very proud of the job that I did while there for 12 years. I learned that I was stronger than I ever thought, that I have the ability to effectively lead and take control of all kinds of situations despite being in a negative environment surrounded – more... by hostile individuals. The hardest part of the job was leaving it behind when I left for the day; the best part was job security. – less
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – May 2, 2013
Pros: they allowed you to take smoke breaks if you needed it.
Depending on the day it can be busy or slow but my co-workers at the time made it fun so you were never bored. The hardest part about the job was doing the research of a property if it wasn't on a slide. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the people I worked with they were very friendly and welcoming.
Very rewarding career. Retired in good standing. Operated Sanitation 20 cuyd compactor
Heavy One Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – February 13, 2013
Pros: mostly unsupervised assignments.
Worked from 7am to 3pm Mon thru Fri usual overtime. Enjoyed working with others to get job done, established meaningful friendships. This job was very secure all that had to be done is your assigned duties of rubbish collection.
CLERK III-SUPPLY WAREHOUSE (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – January 30, 2013
Pros: benefits, hours
Cons: salary, advancement, favoritism
A typical day varies. Sometimes busy and sometimes not too busy. I've learned just how political it is working in an government environment. I feel management needs to listen more to employees. People are placed in management positions to oversee a departments operation but know very little about the operation. Most are appointed because of who they – more... know. Basically, all the co-workers get along well. Very seldom there is a problem. The hardest part of the job is watching promotions awarded due to favoritism. There is a lot of favoritism shown. For me, the most enjoyable part of the job is the hours and the people I work with daily. – less