Clerical Assistant/Specialist (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh PA – June 5, 2017
I have enjoyed my time with the City of Pittsburgh, especially the bureau of police. I have learned a lot about the PA and local justice systems in the last 3-4 years. The problem is that there is no room for advancement.
Utility Survey Specialist (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 16, 2017
Processing permits from Utility workers, public, contractors, etc. I'm learning about property lines, addressing, and geographic. Management is precise and down to earth. Culture is diverse The job can get challenging with amount of permits being processed. The most enjoyable part of the day is making people smile.
Scrum Master (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 28, 2017
I am by title a Network Analyst, but that translates to System Administrator. I also dual function as Scrum Master. My daily tasks include, but not limited to running backups, configuring switches and routers, creating vm's and maintaining them in VSphere, maintaining integrity of servers in virtual and physical environment. The benefits are great, and you get a ton of hands on experience especially in the IT department. The hardest part of the job is the lack of competitive pay, and lack of training because of pre-defined budget constraints.
Freedom to work(Higher Tiered positions), hands-on experience, benefits
limited training, not cross-functional, very clear ceiling, non-competitive wages
Wonderful place to make a difference in the lives of the communities we serve.
Center Director (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – November 29, 2016
A typical day is fun and educational programming for youth and families. A flexible management is necessary to be successful at this position.My co-workers and staff have a friendly and welcoming attitude at all times. Working with children always has it's ups and downs, but our goal is to provide the best environment and experiences for our participants, young and old. Being able to be a positive influence in the lives of our members is the most enjoyable and fullfilling aspect of this position.
It's a dismal place to work, morale has disspated greatly
Telecom Analyst (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – September 2, 2016
It's a government organization of which I'm not accustomed to. Coming from a corporate environment, I find that a lot is taken for granted. Customers (other employees) aren't valued the same as they are from a corporate perspective. Respect for fellow workers are a scarce commodity, especially when political favor happens to be how some folks got their job in the first place.
CORO FELLOW IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS CORO PITTSBURGH (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 9, 2016
The Dept at the City of Pittsburgh Office of Innovation and Performance was a great learning experience for me. The daily work life at I&P was challenging, but also laid back. Deadlines need to be met, but there is room for creativity and self-expression which is nice.
It is a pleasure working with the public, whether old or young.
School guard (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 20, 2016
It has been a pleasure working with the public, I get to meet new people every day. I also enjoy working with public safety, keeping our children safe. My coworkers and I have the same goal in mind, to keep our children safe. The hard part of my job is fast moving traffic. The joy is seeing their smiles every morning.
Enrichment education for low-income and at-risk youth
Education Consultant (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 29, 2016
This position offers direct engagement with challenged youth in direct community service and in after-school tutoring and counseling sessions. I also have worked directly with elderly citizens, conducting interviews and creating art projects at this position. The position is very challenging and emotionally demanding. The work is gratifying, but poorly organized, and there is no training and limited staff support. Communication and leadership are very strained throughout the division, and new projects often supersede ongoing concerns. The office is cross-generational, with a very specific hierarchy and ever-shifting expectations. There is also an above-average amount of physical labor that is divided specifically by gender.
Compensation is well below average for the demanded skill-sets.
City of Pittsburgh / Case Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 11, 2015
I enjoyed working with the clients that were referred by the Dept. of Public Welfare. Each case was different and you could become a productive and positive part of someone's life. Seeing the success that developed over the years gave me hope that I was doing the right thing and in the right job. My life now is being a servant.
Refuse Collector (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 23, 2015
For the most part we got along pretty good, but you had to always be ready to speak up for yourself. A typical day was very hard work. You learned the city and the fast pace of the job made the time go quickly. For me, I love the outdoors and as for management we all did the best with what we had to work with. The hardest was the tonnage the easiest the driving.
Great place to work if you need to build experience and connections.
Network Analyst III (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 13, 2015
A typical day of work consists of checking the help desk queue and looking for escalated tickets. After that, you pick tickets relevant to your expertise and you work those tickets. I have learned so much about network infrastructure and maintenance and it has helped me build my career immensely. I have also made powerful and influential connections since it is a government job. For the most part my co workers are exceptional. The hardest part of the job is the hours you have to work, and being on call on weekends. The most enjoyable part is having the ability to learn what you want to learn at your pace.
Benefits, ability to work on all levels of IT, ease of schedule
Refuse Driver (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – December 28, 2014
My experience is in the Refuse Department. The only plus to the department is that you have a chance to leave work early when your route is complete beside that there are no real perks to choosing this department to work for at all. We work on Saturdays after every holiday, so family time is cut short during the important times of the year. I would suggest to anyone to try other departments first but if you need to a job to earn a paycheck for the time being there's plenty of trash out there for everyone.