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Street- Sewer maintenance (Former Employee) –  Saint Charles, MOMay 28, 2017
Used to be a fun place to work for then they
"cleaned house" Got rid of several decent employees over some stuff. now its like working in prison would not recommend this place to anybody.
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Good exercise
Facilities/Operations (Former Employee) –  St. Charles, MOJanuary 8, 2016
Day to day responsibilities varied from cleaning duties to setting up furniture and equipment for banquets and events. Here I learned to work as a team and make sure everyone was on the same track. Management had it's pros and cons but mainly functioned with a high rate of success. Co-workers were friendly and dependent on each other to get jobs done well. The most difficult part of the job was setting up very heavy pieces of performance staging and being the youngest member of the team at the time was scheduled every time it needed to be set up. I loved the variety of the job and the fact that I was not necessarily doing the same thing every day.
Pros
30 min lunch break, friendly people, variety
Cons
unpaid lunch break, miscommunications
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competitive pay, very good benefits, but just do your job and don't have ideas or observations
supervisor (Former Employee) –  Saint Charles, MOApril 19, 2012
Periodic compensation studies performed to keep up with market values; administration has made it a point to pay in the upper half of comparable cities; very good overall benefit pkg (healthcare and retirement)

Overall culture/personality is reasonable; most maintain a relatively positive demeanor.

Staff level positions tend to be very secure; as long as one does not totally abuse the system, little to no consequence. Personal performance is not formally measured (no evaluations). As a staff person, so long as you just show up (often) and do a reasonable job, you will advance thru your pay grade. Minimal incentive for going above and beyond.

Administration has made some impulsive Department Head and supervisory changes, especially for those attempting to express suggestions or observations on areas of improvement that affect certain projects or employees/departments.

Inconsistent expectations or treatment of staff between departments - requests that are not met by deparmental input despite repeated reminders prevent the coordinating department from completing its project on time. Perpetual tardiness (and absenteeism) by certain employees is known to be tolerated, yet voluntarily logging additional time is often not acknowledged/rewarded.

Unless one is a department head, public safety employee, or other front line (public visible) employee, continuing education/training is all but non-existent. There is little to no funding allocated for training of support staff or 1st level supervision. That is deemed as "your own" responsibility - both for the cost of the training as
  more... well as the time off to attend.

In an attempt to encourage employee suggestions, HR placed boxes throughout the various locations and touted to empty/review them each week. In my case, 2 were submitted (for an improvement to the website and for a cost saving-measure for the employee health program). Rationale for why the suggestions could not be implemented was not received, nor was even any acknowledgment of the suggestions.

Most difficult - that the same level of urgency and dedication toward a common goal was not shared collectively by staff

Most enjoyable - that there were periodically new and different projects to work on in addition to the daily routine.
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pay, benefits
Cons
training, no personal performance measurement
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