challenging and frustrating to work through a beauracracy - had many kinks that needed to be worked on
Public Health Dental Hygienist (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – June 1, 2012
Pros: liked working with children
Cons: unorganized and uninterested managers
Working for the City of Philadelphia was challenging and interesting. The position was funded by a community health project grant, and since it was the first time the position was created at the health clinics, it was difficult to get the attention of all the other health professionals there. I felt that the managers of the program were not adequately – more... prepared nor really had much faith in the position since it was a grant. They actually kept telling me that it most likely would not be renewed. This at times was disheartening, but I really did enjoy working with the patients, which were the underpriviledged and uninsured. They exhibited great appreciation of these services and I found working with them to be most rewarding. – less
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
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – January 9, 2013
Pros: pay, benefits
A typical day work invovled me supervising a large group or Imates ensuring safety at all times as well as maintaining offical records of day to day activites, problems and events. I learned to how to handle myself in all situations and how to deal with multiple personalities at a time. My co-workers were just as equally as hard working as I am and – more... very helpful. Management was very poor and inexperienced that invovled lots of corruption. The hardest part of the job was the poor management most incidents that occured management provided little assistance. The enjoybale part was the pay and benefits. Overtime is daily thing which can result in paychecks in maximum of 2500 dollars or higher after taxes and the benefits were equally good because of no co-pays. – less
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TECHNICIAN 1 (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – December 28, 2012
A typical day is never really typical at all. There are many different aspects of construction that are covered by myself and my fellow construction technicians. Milling, ADA ramp reconstruction, and total roadway construction or reconstruction are just a few of the projects that I cover. The job is never difficult due to the education and experience – more... I have aquired throughout the years, acompanied by the support of knowlegable management. I have a true passion for construction whether it is inspection work, surveys, or construction management so everyday is an enjoyable day. – less
Close knit family of employees, fun prize contests.
CALL CENTER REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – December 3, 2012
Pros: respectful environment.
Cons: lack of stress management.
One of the first things I learned here was that it was a supportive and close knit of employees. Management was always will to support and accommodate the workers and had a fair understanding of some of the sacrifices of a high volume City government first line of communication call center.