Working as a Summer Camp Counselor I learned how to lead, mentor, and supervise children. I also learned how to be creative and engage in activity. To take initiative without having to be told what to – more... do. Our managers and supervisors went all out their way to make sure the summer program was successful. This is so kids can return to the program to enjoy themselves everyday and even more could join next year. The hardest part of the job was getting the kids to settle down and follow instructions so that they could move on to the next activity. I enjoyed seeing the kids smile and run to me every time I stepped foot in the building. It made me feel loved and that I was doing my job. – less
Office Support Specialist III (Current Employee), Tampa, FL – August 14, 2015
Nice place to work. Great environment. Nice to be able to work with the residents and citizens of the City of Tampa. The City of Tampa is full of great people and great opportunities to advance and grow.
Service Attendant 2 (Current Employee), Tampa, FL – February 22, 2015
Pros: we get to meet alot of special people in our department
Cons: we spend more time at work then at home
I love my job, although I'd rather be working in an office at this point, I work with a great bunch of guys and I wouldn't trade my job for anything in the world, I am currently just looking for a second – more... job that can be worked at home, so that I can have a second income and don't have to leave my children to do it. I've learned a lot since I've started working for the city, One thing that Ive learned, is that nothing comes easy, you have to work hard to make it to the top and being a female in the position that I am in, I must work twice as hard as my male counter parts. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the work that we've done, when its all finished. I love to look at the work and see how gorgeous it looks when we finished. We have had some problems with management in the past, but that was all taken care of and its like a family out there now. In fact, I can count on my co-workers more than I can count on my own family, sad but true. – less
Inventory Technician II / Fleet Maintenance (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – November 13, 2014
Pros: pay, benefits, good work environment, camaraderie
Cons: no definitive career path, promotions based on seniority
Working for the City of Tampa has been a tremendous learning experience. My particular section worked in conjunction with COT's Fleet Maintenance Division. Our primary responsibility was ordering parts – more... for the Tampa Police Department and Tampa Waste Management. The flow of work moved quickly and my co-workers were great. The only unfortunate thing I would have to say about working for the City would be opportunities for moving up in position. Being that we were unionized, positions and opportunities were based on seniority and there was no definitive career path. – less
Accounting Technician II (Current Employee), Tampa, FL – October 15, 2014
I haven't had any bad experiences working here. Working in certain departments, the work can be very tedious and boring at times. Work/life balance for a technician is great. You work your hours and then go home. Moving up though, I'm not sure how it would go.
Clean City Division - Supervisor (Current Employee), Tampa, FL – September 6, 2014
Pros: interacting with the community
Cons: limited to access of working with other departments
A typical day at work is very busy and also rewarding. Working with the community and interacting with them has given me the knowledge to be able to provide what is needed to better the community. My co-workers are all team players and go out of their way to make the City of Tampa look great. The hardest part of the job is being able to use more of your learning skills due to change of management.
Dispatcher-Temp (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – April 21, 2014
Pros: i can take lunch and brakes at anytime
Cons: i had to stay till last truck came in sometimes would leave almost 1hr after my end time
This was a very fast pace, multi taskful position. My day to day was answering phone, taking drivers paperwork and contacting drivers via dispatch phone to reroute get eta's answering the phone logging – more... complaints and incidents and issues that are called in by police dept or residents and preparing and setting up work orders to service trucks. Coworkers in my dept were great and friendly easy to work with the hardest part which i got used to after a couple of day was talking on phone and the dispatch phone at the same time logging and creating work orders for the trucks the most enjoyable part was wednesday were my slowest day with helped catch up to all that was needed and prepare for thursday and friday. – less
Services Crew Supervisor II (Former Employee), 107 North Franklin Street – December 26, 2013
Pros: tuition reimbursement and benefits package
Cons: downsizing departments
Fast work pace- multitasking was essential. Challenging physically and mentally. In this position I learned just how difficult it is sometimes dealing with so many personalities and resolving departmental conflicts of interest. I enjoyed seeing the results of my teams hard work in the landscaping division.
Aquatics leader (Former Employee), Tampa, Fl – December 6, 2013
I have learned to have a quick reaction during emergencies, using life saving devices such as CPR and an AED. Management is great and always there when you need them. The most enjoyable part of the job is at the end of the day you know that there wasn't a life lost.
Security Guard (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – April 19, 2013
a typical day at work very busy and very educational you learn how to deal with the public on a personal and professional level. management is very helpful,Coworkers lots of team work,The hardest part of the job is dealing with difficult customers. the great part is the networking and getting to know important people like the Mayor.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – April 4, 2013
Everyone is friendly and helpful. It's a utility company so you will have to deal with irate customers and the challenge of meeting their needs and making sure they're satisfied. You will typically take – more... between 40-60 calls a day where you have to either deal with questions about service the City provide, billing, and solid waste inquiries. For the most part if you're part of the company I'm quite sure the benefits are nice but I was employed by temporary agency to work there. – less