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There are so many negatives.
Environmental Lab Analyst III (Former Employee) –  Water Treatment PlantAugust 13, 2018
Sadness and depression lurk around every corner of this dreary place. Management has all the power here and you are expected to let them take advantage of you. If you take a job here, don't show any backbone. You will be immediately crushed.

The lab personnel has been constantly refreshing for several years now. Management shrugs their shoulders and allows this travesty to continue.

They pay you well, but you will spend it on antidepressants and alcohol to cope.
Pros
Pay
Cons
management, culture, stress
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a typical day at work
Seasonal Equipment Operator / Public Services (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor,MISeptember 11, 2018
At the beginning of the shift, a group meeting. Assignments handed out, teams chosen to complete different task.
Sometimes divided into pairs to repair/maintain different streets or areas.
Working with someone different everyday it built a better culture, team.Learned many different ways to complete task,and achieve a more efficient team.
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Diversified and interesting.
Water utility technician (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJanuary 11, 2019
Many different projects and plenty of opportunities for continuing education . The plant is ungoing a continuing renovation, which allows people to learn and be part of new technologies and equipment.
Pros
Diversified experience
Cons
Start on night shift.
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Work at City of Ann Arbor as an intern
ENGINEERING INTERN, PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJuly 10, 2018
I enjoyed working here for a few months as an intern, working hours was a little flexible , employees where always driven to work. Knowledge was continuously being transferred from co-workers to me, a good environment and company is works always towards success.
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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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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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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!!
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Pay
Cons
Work culture, management, no personal growth, low morale
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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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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.
Pros
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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