Survey Crew Leader (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – July 29, 2015
Pros: Good Benifits
The leadership in the engineering survey department lacked tremendously as inexperience personal were in key role just because of time spent in the department and not the knowledge it took to run the crews.
Corrections (Former Employee), Rutledge State Prison – July 23, 2015
Management is terrible. Work load is too heavy. Money and benefits are less than most. Mean, mean people! Oppressive is the best word to describe this job. I would say lunch is the most enjoyable part of the job...but who gets lunch at this place? too much to do!
Election Specialist (Current Employee), Elections and Voter Registration – June 23, 2015
Working under management who believes that a person well being will equal superb job performance is a blessing. To service people of the county in providing an organize process to select who will represent as a voice is the highlight of my position.
Recreation Center Leader (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – May 21, 2015
Pros: Fun programming, free events around the city
Cons: low pay, little training
This job consisted of providing recreation opportunities for adults with special needs like autism or other developmental disabilities. Many of the recreational events focused on teamwork, communication, – more... and building life skills. I learned quite a lot about different developmental disorders, and how to effectively communicate to and provide enjoyable recreation opportunities for a wide variety of needs. I worked side by side with a few coworkers and we often took turns in leading classes as to avoid burnout. The job was enjoyable and I took great pleasure in seeing the happiness in the participants' faces. Talking with them also enabled me to see many unique perspectives on life. The job did come with many challenges, though, as sometimes it was a delicate balance to keep everyone happy and also make sure the recreational programming stayed on time. – less
Tax Clerk I (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – March 15, 2015
Pros: family environment
Cons: pay sucks
I really enjoyed working for the city coming to work was like going to be around family. The days went by quickly as there was alot of work to be accomplished and completed. I miss the atomosphere very family orientated.
Intern (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – February 2, 2015
Pros: company car, office atmosphere
A typical day of work consisted of my going out into the field to gather data to compile into reports. This data ranged from utility usage of county buildings, building repair and conditions to actual – more... meters of various utilities. I would spend half of my day out of office and the rest at my desk inputting data. This job required an extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This job mostly helped me hone my skills in data presentation, upper level management cooperation, and project flexibility. My tasks and objectives would change almost daily, and it was important that I was always in contact with the supervisor of my project and with my coworkers. The office environment was always friendly and helpful. When in doubt about direction or method, I could always find someone who could assist me. My coworkers were helpful and were task oriented. The hardest part of the job was learning the new equipment used by the city. This was not too hard to overcome thanks to the optional training courses offered through the HR department. The most enjoyable part of the job was the flexible hours. I could fit this job into my course schedule and still complete my tasks on deadline. – less
Depury Clerk (Former Employee), Columbus, Ga – December 15, 2014
I worked here for almost a year dealing with unprofessional people and bullies. If you're not "friends" or family to the bosses you will not get any type of overtime, or good pay. I hated it! I'm glad I can now breathe. This, by far, is the absolute worst place I've ever worked.
This was a good job overall but it got to be too physical for me.
Survey Technician (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – October 27, 2014
Pros: being off on fridays .i worked four ten hour days
Cons: having some citizens talk down to you
A typical day at work consisted of signing in at the office getting your Job orders and working on them until it was time to go home.The day usually consisted of surveying the City's Storm Water lines – more... and mapping the pipes sizes,the pipe's material and get a azimuth for the directions. The day's also consisted of surveying Columbus' Intersection's. surveying Boundaries and Topos. The Management was decent. They overall were good people. I liked my co-workers and i still am friends with a few of them. The hardest part of my job was the physical part.Lifting of manhole lids. The most enjoyable part of my job were the friends i made and all the citizens i got to interact with. – less
GIS Intern (Current Employee), Columbus, GA – October 14, 2014
Pros: flexable work hours and some in-city benefits
Cons: low pay; low job security
Columbus Consolidated Government is a good place to find entry level work and some training in the ability to progress in your career path. You learn useful skills in terms of managing projects and preforming – more... various field work tasks for the city. However, do not expect to find a sustainable living within the confines of working with the City of Columbus. Raises are on a political basis, and not knowing the right people may mean you either see an increase in pay or a decrease in job security. – less
Administrative Clerk I (Current Employee), Columbus, GA – September 24, 2014
I learned how to keep records and do more data entry work. I learned to how do accounting and pay sales taxes for the city. I most enjoy just being able to brainstorm and keep up with financial records.
Waste Equipment Operator (Current Employee), Columbus, GA – September 22, 2014
Pros: incentives, benefits, and experience
Cons: short brakes, physicality
The Columbus Water Works is a great place to work for any individual (man or woman) in which choose a profession in the waste water industry. A typical day at this organization consist of orders either – more... drawn up from coordinators or managers, involving the renewal of sewer/water lines. The work is typically of high dexterity and physical. As an employee of the Columbus Water Works, I learned every phase of the Field Services Division which include: Television of Sewer lines, replacement of sewer/water mains, administrative work which involves analysis skills, oral & written communication skills. Management with the Columbus Water Works make sure all employees in the Field Services Division are cross trained to take on any task. However, the room for growth with some managers are limited because of educational purposes, therefore, others feel as if some in management knowledge of today's new technology limits their subordinates in doing his or her job. The morale among co-workers are great. After working with many of the other employees for close to five years, it felt like being around family 5 to 6 days a week, and many are still close friends that I would trust with my life. The hardest part of the job would become the physicality of some of the positions in which the work need to be performed, however, after gaining experience you soon find out if properly supervised it is not that hard at all. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing the individuals that you are working with care just as much as you do about the safety and wellness of their fellow co-worker as much as you do! – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – March 19, 2014
Pros: real life mindset- the true boss was understanding, supportive and kind
Cons: awful co worker, bullying, lack of leadership, power hungry unorganized, mean, unprofessional, self appointed "boss" worker made it a hostile environment
I experienced bullying in the work place and nothing was done about it. I took continuous detailed record but it seemed to get the person a slap on the wrist and they were able to continue with harassing. – more... There was a lack of professionalism too. The correct leaders were not allowed to lead. Felt like people were too afraid to step on certain toes to do the right thing. Worst job experience in my life. Learned how NOT to run a dept by observing what was happening. And learned what a leader shouldn't do. Thinking back on it raises my anxiety level. – less
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), MCP – December 21, 2013
Pros: a few great coworkers, not many
Cons: everything else
A few great co-workers..thats the only reason I stayed 3 months....Prior to starting work here, I had almost 2 years experience as a Correctional Officer in NC, already graduated from an academy, this – more... place was making me go to another JUST to be allowed to have handcuffs on my person.
Told me I was going to have to be pepper sprayed at the academy but there is no pepper spray usage at the prison.. strange.
Management was horrible from top to bottom. The warden was clueless. I asked my immediate supervisor at least 4 times for extra uniforms (WAS ONLY ASSIGNED ONE). Was told it was my place to get my own uniforms.
Inmates were allowed to smoke and every dorm had DIRECTV with an HD tv. Unbelievable.
I was placed on the night shift and the only fights I had to observe or problems was between officers.