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A day at work
Administrative Support Assistant IV (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 6, 2019
Typical work day is going to the lobby and assisting clients with their cases or making copies for the client to turn in paperwork. Normally they are wanting to know why they didn't receive their benefits or letting them know what they are missing in order to process their case. If there is a issue with the client and wants to speak with a manager the manager is always willing to back me up and at times be able to get the clients case processed faster pending on what their circumstances is. The hardest part of the job is dealing with angry clients due to not getting their benefits on time, but the most enjoyable part of the job can be very rewarding to know that I have helped a client to get their benefits or to even try to help them in some other ways such as resources provided for their need.
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Benefits, great co workers
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Steady hourly maintenance position on city equipment
Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 7, 2018
Diagnosis, service and repair of city trash trucks, street sweepers, mowers, etc. Worked as a lube tech, tire and brake repair, performed routine maintenance and operator defect repairs, periodic services based on hours and mileage.
Pros
Company benifits, no cost health care, shift work
Cons
Very dirty working conditions, noisy, dirty, long hours, limited advancement
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Very Stable Job, good working environment.
Lead Technician (Current Employee) –  Denver, CO 80249December 5, 2018
Excellent job, competitive wages. Benefits are lacking for healthcare. Management experiences will vary depending on division. Much of executive management is political based, and often lacking in experience to retain employees.
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Ehh
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 6, 2018
It has good benefits but do your research on departments. Some departments are better than others and some are sketch! Always ask questions when you don't understand
Pros
benefits
Cons
no work life balance, short staffed
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Working for PHI is a real mess
Environmental Public Health Investigator (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 14, 2018
This review is about DDPHE, specifically Public Health Inspections, rather than the City and County of Denver as a whole. PHI is a colossal disaster. Poor management, favoritism, nepotism - you name it and it happens in PHI. The turnover rate is astronomical both in residential and food safety. Employees are micromanaged over everything, including tracking how every day is spent down to the minute. The culture is toxic and negative. The workload is ridiculous even for the hardest worker. Little to no advancement opportunities available, especially if you aren’t one of management’s selected favorites. To be frank, I’ve been working for a long time. I’ve had some not so great jobs that I take in stride, but I’ve never seen anything close to what goes on in PHI. It’s genuinely abysmal. Management pretends to act so bewildered when people constantly quit, as if they can’t even wrap their heads around why people leave. They ask employees to express their concerns, yet time after time nothing changes. Then they turn around and target the employees who were brave enough to even speak up. It’s clear that they don’t really care and have no desire to take the real actions required to make PHI a worthwhile place to build a career. It’s a shame because they do important work that is of great value to the public. The City itself might be a great place to work, but I’d caution against joining PHI unless it’s to get some experience and then get out quick. Leaving this job was the best thing I ever did for myself.
Pros
Decent benefits
Cons
Terrible management, micromanaging, excessive workload, toxic culture
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Decent annual raises, but high-deductible health plan
Executive Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 6, 2018
Most everyone gets an annual raise, but they now have a High-Deductible health plan which takes away from over-all benefits. I enjoyed working there, but experience varies by Agency.
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Loved it!
Program Coordinator-Administrative Hearing Office (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 7, 2018
I relocated to Texas, missed my job, the pay immediately. I worked with a great department and learned something new every day. Great benefits and discounts to events.
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City & County of Denver (CCD) is a good place to work. However,
HR Specialist, Management Analyst, City Clerk (Current Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 23, 2018
City & County of Denver (CCD) is a good place to work. However, like all employer there is only so much an employer can offer. The traditional government benefit and the annual merit raises are great if all you want is security and stability.

However, CCD lacks the ability to create an environment where employees skills are enhanced or develop that competes with the private sector. As a result, motivated employees usually leave after the 5-year vestment process. Others, typically stay on until they have completed a personal goal. (i.e. paid off student loans, children started school), the remaining wait for retirement.

I am choosing to move on because I feel like I am dying on the vine.
Pros
traditional government benefit and the annual merit raises
Cons
lacks the ability to create an environment where employees skills competes with the private sector.
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It's the govt, what can I say?
Business Development Associate II (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 5, 2018
The best part about being employed with this agency is working with the public to help them access benefits and services they may be eligible to receive.
Pros
work with the community to improve lives
Cons
limited career advancement opportunities
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Extremely behind the times, but no stress or pressure
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 30, 2018
CCD provides excellent job security and somewhat competitive salaries. It's not a good place to work if you are a go-getter, which is why I left. It's extremely behind the times on technology and efficiency, and remains very male-dominated. It's perfect if you're looking for a low-stress environment.
Pros
Low stress, great job security.
Cons
Bad management, male-dominated, bad technology
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Public Works
Project Controls Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 29, 2018
Good work life balance, poor management. Work culture is very political and workers are unmotivated to perform beyond the minimum requirements. A stepping stone for young professionals.
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Great Environment
Recreation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 24, 2018
The Parks and Recreation with the City of Denver is full of great enthusiastic people that truly are committed to helping the community. It has a great culture and is a very enjoyable place to work. If the salary was a little more competitive I would have strongly considered staying there for a long time.
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Terrible Workplace
Eligibility Technician I & II (Current Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 18, 2018
Awful place to work. Awful pay with terrible management. Would not recommend to my worst enemy to work here. There is no opportunity for advancement and most people are lazy but no one ever gets fired so i guess that's a plus for someone who doesn't care about there job.
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Unbalance
Program Administrator (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 24, 2018
There is great work that is done in the city, however the level of nepotism is discouraging and the reactive nature keeps the level of impact from happening for the great community.

Health benefits are really great compared to other municipalities.
Pros
depends on the agency and location
Cons
work life balance, raises (some compensatoin
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Great place to work
Denver - Office of Economic Development (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 25, 2018
The City of Denver is a great place to work. I left this position only because I left the state of Colorado. Hard work can be rewarded through recognition and promotion, which is the way it should be.
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Work Life Balance
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Good place to work
Assistant City Attorney (Former Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 28, 2018
The City and County of Denver is a good place to work and to learn about municipal government. For full time employees, there are great benefits and opportunity for advancement.
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Management don’t do anything about bad employees
Ciry worker (Current Employee) –  Public WorksJanuary 5, 2019
Hard workers aren’t appreciated and the lazy ones get away with everything I don’t understand how some people can do nothing all day and get paid for it.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
No promotion possibilities
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Great place to work
Utility Worker/Commercial Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 18, 2018
Great place to work!
Early morning hours.
Room for advancement.
Good training possibilities.
Disciplined supervisor.
Decent pay.
Possibilities for overtime!
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Rewarding
Emergency communications operator (Former Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 31, 2017
The position that I work for the City and County of Denver was difficult and required additional overtime on a regular basis. The City and County of Denver did provide several resource for employees to be successful. It was difficult to take time off or to make plans outside of work based on the amount of overtime that was needed.
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Benefits
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Work Culture
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Satisfying and rewarding job, great co-workers, management not supportive, punitive and demeaning to employees
Former employee of Family and Adult Division. (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 9, 2018
It is so fulfilling to provide assistance to needy adults, families and children. It is an amazing fulling experience to know you were a part of so many success stories. The front line staff is amazing, they have such compassion and respect for the clients. Employees support each other and work well together to achieve incredible results.
Regarding the Family and Adult Division do not apply.
The management team for the Family and Adult Division.and a majority of the supervisors were all promoted or hired because they either knew the division director or worked with her in the past. If you don't agree with everything the division direct says or she doesn't like you for what ever reason she will make the job so difficult you are forced to quit. It is a punitive environment, expectations change all the time but are not communicated. Staff are reprimanded unnecessarily regularly.

Denver Hunman Services does have other Divisions that are amazing to work for like CORE and Child Support where management is supportive to staff and recognizes them for the hard work they put in everyday..
Pros
Fulfilling and rewarding job
Cons
Division director of Family and Adult Division.is tyrannical, abusive and the definition of a bully.
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