City of Ann Arbor Employee Reviews

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Election Inspector is a one time thing
Election Inspector (Former Employee) –  Ann ArborMay 9, 2018
You only work during voting days, which is not that often. But you work for most of the day (approximately 6am-midnight). You have to work closely with your team of inspectors to run a precinct and work with voters to make sure they have everything they need and are in the correct precinct to vote.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Infrequent work
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Great
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIMay 2, 2018
Good people, learned new skills, taught how to drive a pickup truck with a trailer through narrow roads, learned new and quicker routes throughout the city
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great hourly wage with plenty of overtime
Public Works Technician 3 (Former Employee) –  Ann ArborMarch 11, 2018
the jobs can be stressful depending on your supervisor, the fear based work culture is a different type of stress. knowing the slightest mistake will lead to disciplinary investigation at their discretion.
Pros
great fellow employees
Cons
fear based work culture
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Great place to work
Environmental Lab Analyst III (Current Employee) –  Water Treatment PlantFebruary 4, 2018
The training is very good, the workload is reasonable, and the pay is very good. I feel like an important part of the team. It's a great place to work, however it is quite secluded. Any restaurants are nearly 10 minutes away, and it is not near any freeway exits.
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Flexibility
Cons
Location
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Forestry Intern (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJanuary 15, 2018
Given all responsibilites given to an intern this job lived up to the hype. nothing outrageous, but was given the opportunity to grow into a healthy professional.
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Loved working in the park. Poor pay
Park and Receration Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MINovember 24, 2017
• Performing a variety of duties associated with providing administrative assistance and support to the Parks and Recreation Department.
• Works to achieve professional development goals, which will facilitate the successful completion of departmental objectives that will contribute to the City of Ann Arbor’s vision statement.
• Enforces city policies, procedures and park rules for staff, instructors, volunteers and contracted facility renters as well as enforcement of safety and operating procedures and provides for maintenance needs including compliance with health and safety codes and building codes.
Pros
loved working in the parks
Cons
Poor pay, Never hire you for a permanent position
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great, but low pay makes it hard
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MISeptember 22, 2017
great environment and relatively relaxed. Busy hours get stressful, and hot days are physical straining, but worst part is pay. Working 12 hours in the hot sun and on your feet cleaning/providing customer service, would be easier for more reasonable wages.
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fun times at the pool
LIFEGUARD/SWIM INSTRUCTOR (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MISeptember 12, 2017
fun, inclusive environment where you get to get some sun and meet some new friends. lots of kids camps are there to play. A game of marco polo while off stand is a great way to pass time.
Pros
nice sun
Cons
no perks
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Don't be fooled! Down the drain (utilites and public works department)
Utility Worker (Former Employee) –  Michigan wheeler garageJanuary 6, 2017
Don't be fooled because it says "City of Ann Arbor"!
Employees are not loyal,miserable,complain about everything and will throw you under the bus in a heart beat.
Management and supervisors are out of touch with reality,un-educated with work at hand,have no idea what employees are doing,and will only get involved if it effects them. Very un-organized.Not good!
Union is a joke! You pay dues to get nothing. They are broke and only interested in your money.There is NO job security!
The only thing good at this place is the equipment.
In the past this was probably a good place to work,not anymore.
Investigate and talk to people before applying,otherwise you will be extremely disappointed.
Pros
Good equipment and facilities
Cons
terrible work enviroment, bad management, major stress
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I was a student nurse here
Student Nurse / Clinical Rotations (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MINovember 28, 2016
I worked there a short time as a student nurse. During my time there the staff was helpful and friendly. It was a great place to be with great learning opportunities.
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Very good and professional experience
Civil Engineering Intern - Project Management Unit (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MISeptember 28, 2016
Very good and professional experience, all of the team members were very helpful. The experience that I gained was exceptional.
Pros
Very helpful team members
Cons
limited experience
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3.0
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work outside
parks and rec (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIApril 5, 2016
good place to work,most people are great to work with.Some days we weed whip for 8 hours.Very satisfying to finish a park and it loks nice.
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Working for the City of Ann Arbor was a great experience
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIApril 3, 2016
A typical work day at the City flies by, we always stayed busy. I learned multiple things that I can use throughout the rest of my life. My supervisors were awesome and very organized. My coworkers were very helpful, we always worked as a team. A job is a job I don't consider any part of it being hard. The most enjoyable part of the job was the set schedule.
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Going down the drain...
Water Utility Technician (Former Employee) –  City of Ann Arbor, MINovember 3, 2015
Ann Arbor is suppose to be a progressive town, however the people that work for it are bigoted, self-righteous, and selfish. Benefits are drying up. The union is useless. Management looks out only for themselves. Morale is slowly dwindling. Stay as far away as you can from this place!!
Pros
Pay
Cons
Work culture, management, no personal growth, low morale
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Good working environment.
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIAugust 20, 2015
Hiring for temporary work ONLY! Friendly co-workers and supportive management. Longer hours based upon weather conditions. HR is helpful.
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The most rewarding outdoor job I have ever had.
Groundskeeper (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIFebruary 2, 2015
Getting up early is tough, filling divots for nearly 8 hours a day can be lonely and draining. However, putting in the work is worth it, because the golf course looks beautiful when you keep up the effort. Golfers will sincerely thank you for your effort, and the time spent outdoors can be quite refreshing.
Pros
Nature, sunshine, autonomy, golf carts, free fountain drinks, occasional work parties.
Cons
Weather, getting dirty, some manual labor
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Wonderful Chance for Internships
Technology Internship (Former Employee) –  Field OperationsMarch 13, 2013
Worked as a technology Intern. The only down side was that the compensation for someone with a Master's was really low. And the positions are only 10 months & temporary.
Pros
donut & popcorn friday. great supervisors
Cons
temporary
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Great Place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIMarch 8, 2013
Wonderful employees to work with including Management, I learned to render decisions by analyzing documentation being submitted violator.
Pros
opportunity to make decisions
Cons
it was a temporary position
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3.0
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Stressful Days at times
Occupancy Specialist WL, P, HQS (Former Employee) –  Ann ArborJuly 25, 2012
Interviewing, screening, approving applicants for the Section 8 program to receive a voucher. Management direction changed several times while I worked at the City. The hardest part of my job was not having enough resources for the people who were in need.
Pros
assisting the eldery/disabled and families in need.
Cons
negative experiences reoccured more often than i cared to experience.
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