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. 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 – more... 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 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 – more... 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.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – December 16, 2013
At the time was not a bad place to work. Management was ajoke . There was a lot of favoritism and supervisors did not take care of there subordinates. Had some very great co-worker who watched out for each other.
Sales Associate/Junior Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Columbus, GA – September 4, 2013
process business license, answer telephone, maintain file have knowledge of local and state laws. Working at governmet center can be fun, love working with my co-workers. The hrst partf my job is when business wait until the last minute to get there busiess license and the all come in at one time. The ejoyable partabout my job is thatI'm blessed t hve – more... one. – less
Public Works (Current Employee), Columbus, GA – July 22, 2013
Pros: benefits pacakage, my boss
Cons: low starting pay
Overall decent place to start out working if you are looking for a place with great benefits then this will be the place. Very low starting pay for this area and with the extreme workload placed it sometimes can be unbearable. The management at the city level is a bit abrasive otherwise. Outside of that level at local management in each department varies. – more... You have a work load that can be overwhelming. No room for advancement at all. Some employees were good to work around, however there are some indiduals out for themselves and are not a team player. – less
Different Climate due to change in the part of the country I was used to living in.
Stormwater Data Technician--Lead (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – June 18, 2013
Pros: finding problems, solving issues pertaining to the infrastructure of the complete city of columbus ga.
Cons: having to relinquish this position due to family problems in indiana.
Very interesting position, new for my experience and challenging. I was very happy with the learning curve and my ability to adapt to the new environment. My duties consisted of monitoring the storm infrastructure and documenting it for the engineers of the city. I was able to bring my expertise to play due to the lack of experience of my co-workers. – more... Hardest part of this position was organization of areas being studied by city engineers. The most gradifying aspect of this position was finding problems in the infrastructure and pointing them out to the proper persons. – less
Enjoyed working with children & parents and keep updated money records
Supervisor (Former Employee), Columbus,GA – June 14, 2013
I have shorts meeting every day with my staff,creating weekly and monthly activity plan and always review how to improve children safety. Every Monday collect,count and keep record of payments and delivery to main office. I enjoyed to creat art and handcraft for children to keep them busy and teach them science.
Challenging, critical thinking, fast paced and rewarding work environment
Police Officer (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – May 20, 2013
Pros: length of the shift, compensatory time, having my own patrol vehicle
Cons: slow days in terms of the dispatched emergency call volume, having to go to multiple court hearings on my duty days
As a Police Officer on patrol duty every day was different in terms of the people that I would encounter, my work environment, or a special detail that would take me from my routine duties. Some aspects of the job was routine because of policies and procedures in terms of how things would have to be done. There was always an element of danger and a – more... level of officer safety that made my career exciting. Critical and fast thinking was a must and time was always of the essence in order to complete lengthy incident reports. Making judgment calls on what was ethically, morally right and following laws/policies/procedures. The most difficult part of the job for me was servicing domestic violence situations and incidents that involved juveniles in very sensitive situations. The most enjoyable parts of my career was the bond between my fellow officers, actually making a difference in a victim's life by my help, being able to be an influence/role model to juveniles, and being able to grow in terms of being promoted within an agency. – less
Recreation Center Leader, (Part-Time) (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – April 4, 2013
Pros: kids, senior citizens
Cons: not great benefits for part-time employees
Great place to work for a college student. A typical day is going to work at 11:00 am playing bingo with the senior and going to lunch and waiting on the kids to get out at 2:30pm. I love and enjoyed my co-workers. I would love to go back with better benefits.
Good Place to start your career with, good benefits low starting salary.
Administrative Specialist II (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – June 26, 2012
Pros: working with the public
Cons: to many bosses and not enough employees.
Was an ok place to work. Working with the public was good u can learn alot about a city by the people who run it. Management could use revamping to many chiefs and not enough employees working together. Some employees were good to work with but on the other hand some were out for themself and not team players. Low starting salary when I was employed.
PC Tech (Former Employee), Columbus, Ga – January 28, 2012
Pros: good working hours
Cons: corruption all about
This city is controlled by the "Good ol' Boy" system and if you aren't part of it they WILL find a way to get rid of you by any means nessesary, legal or illegal. Most departments controlled by Office Bullies.