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Improvement is needed
Procurement Analyst (Current Employee) –  City HallNovember 28, 2018
Leadership is minimal within The Executive Staff at The City of Atlanta. As a result, the departments do not maintain any type of standard operating procedures. Within management, there is a revolving door of people and the staff is very clique"ish". The
employees are unsure of who they should listen to because most of the times the individuals who flock toward the "Clique" get promotions/higher pay and everyone else is left behind.

Employees are never asked about the current workplace climate. Its an unfortunate and poor job culture but yet it continues to happen throughout many departments throughout The City of Atlanta.
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They do not support their officers: every citizen complaint is golden to admin because this department plays politics largely.
Police Officer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 17, 2018
Do not even apply for this department because they do not pay and do not support their officers. Talk to other police officers on the force if you do not take my word. If you get in a big bind, the admin will throw you under the bus.
Pros
none
Cons
false promises, low pay, no support of officers
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The City of Atlanta is a good place for a job
Senior Traffic Engineer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 15, 2018
There was never a typical day at work, everyday was different. I learned plan reviews, typical MUTCD signs and procedures, timinfgfor traffic signals and street light inspections. The management is the same as most places nothing extraordinary. The workplace culture varies between the outside facilities and city hall. The hardest part of the job was the ever changing politics and procedures daily. The most enjoyable part was the flexibility and learning something new daily.
Pros
Flexibility and willing to work with issues
Cons
No room for advancement unless someone retires or likes you
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Poor Culture
PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 28, 2018
It's not a place for career advancement. A very politically charged environment, you never know who knows who. Since it's a government job its stable (easy to get complacent) however not a place that advance you in your craft/trade or sharpen your skills. The Human Resources Department is by far the most unprofessional. I hear about alot of employees confidential information that sourced directly out of HR. This is a place to retire but not get your career started.
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Great Company
PUBLIC TRANSACTION OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 15, 2018
I`ve learned to generate cash,surety Bonds. More experience multi-tasking doing phones,paperwork and helping customers at the window. The typical day helping customers locate detainees who have been locked up, give general information on there charges and court dates. If bonding out check paper work for accuracy an create bond. Take cash and verify with maker for bad bills, load into counting machine for verification. keep daily lodges of all the released inmates,file paperwork according to arrest date. Prepare daily release sheets for management and the end of each shift;notify oncoming shift of any carryover's. Most enjoyable part of job is interacting with the publicand helping locate their family members.
Pros
Free meals, free parking
Cons
No overtime
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Very different from the private sector
Human Resources Representative, Sr (Former Employee) –  City HallSeptember 11, 2018
There were too many alliances and clicks at the city which caused morale to be very low. Friends were hiring friends that were not qualified for the positions they were placed in and given very high salaries. Hard working employees with tenure and institutional knowledge of the organization were looked over for advances and increases.
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Solid Government Experience Opportunity
HR Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 27, 2018
Like any local government entity, the City has its challenges. However, it is a place you can gain a considerable amount of experience with the right attitude and work ethic. Relationships go far here and your reputation is important to maintain. If you are willing to put forth the effort, doors of opportunity open.
Pros
Flexible hours, on-site food court, nice break areas, employee fitness center, benefits
Cons
Mentorship Program needs improvement, salaries need to be more competitive with private sector
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It was ok but no growth there.
Construction Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 21, 2018
Most of the time we are working in the elements and ready to go home. It was just another hard day at work. Everything I used as far as equipment I already knew how to use them. Management would come down on supervisors and they would come down on us which wasn't fair to me.
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Temp work at City of Atlanta
Temp. Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 1, 2018
It was a good temp job to have, management didn't treat you any differently than regular employees. I was completely challenged and it was enjoyable. Plus I would do it again.
Pros
Great employees, some good managers
Cons
Heavy Nepotism. Lots of gossiping and immaturity.
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A productive place to work
Correction Officer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 17, 2018
The City Of Atlanta is a great place to work, I also have learned so much during my years of service. The most enjoyable part of the job was we worked as a family a team. There was no hard part about working my job due we were a family and always accomplished everything. I have gained a several certifications and awards as well.
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The organization performance is excellent. A good place for team work and advancement. Nice coworkers and conducive environment. A future place for re
Senior Information Technology Analyst (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 12, 2018
The organization performance is excellent. A good place for team work and advancement. Nice coworkers and conducive environment. A future place for research.
Pros
goog
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n/a
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The work/life balance is the biggest draw to working for the City of Atlanta. There is no room for growth, or upward mobility.
Attorney (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 19, 2018
The work/life balance is the biggest draw to working for the City of Atlanta. There is no room for growth, or upward mobility. In addition, there are no opportunities for professional development.
Pros
work/life balance
Cons
lack of training and professional development
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Good experience No advancement opportunity
CORRECTIONS OFFICER\CLASSIFICATION OFFICER (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 6, 2018
Can obtain good experience but not a lot of opportunties for advancement, I would not recommend this employer because job stability is not good, currently this jail is under recommendation to be sold.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Job security
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good luck, youre going to need it
Assistant Solicitor (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 5, 2018
Yes, the entire place from top to bottom is corrupt. The cast changes but its the same show. You will be worked to death if you're good at your job so make sure you do the least amount possible. Everyone is related to everyone else so you have to watch what you say. Everyone is a backstabber ready to lash out.
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The REAL Airport Operations
Airport Operations Representative II (Former Employee) –  LandsideJuly 24, 2018
Know what you're walking into folks. This division within the City of Atlanta will be a wake up call in your aviation career. The job itself is easy and can sometimes be fun, but the Managers are cut throat and can care less about you. If you think anyone of them will have your back, you will regret it. Even the HR Managers downtown are aware of this bias department and they choose not to act. Once you are inside the Operations department you will soon realize why the turnover is so high. Just a word of advice, if you get the position stay to yourself at all times, enjoy the job itself, learn all that you can and get out of that department fast!
Pros
Pension, 401k
Cons
Management, Salary
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Had a goot time good people
Parks worker (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 6, 2018
Job consist of working with others and out in the open with the public cutting grass trimming hedges making sure that is safe for the public. Work on the outside dealing with the elements of the weather short breaks long hours lot of work
Pros
Pay every two weeks
Cons
Short brake
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Overworrked and Underpaid
Quality Assurance and Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 20, 2018
Overworked and Underpaid.
No raises.
Promoted based on who you know.
Enjoyed the holidays and team camaraderie.
Toxic work culture.
Appreciated the training courses offered.
Appreciated the fitness center.
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Great Opportunity for Person Relocating to Atlanta and Looking for a Job in Corrections or Law Enforcement
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GA 30308August 24, 2018
City of Atlanta Correctional Department is a great opportunity to begin a career in corrections or law enforcement. The staff and officers are amazing to work around and provide a lot of insight to new hire personnel. The benefits package is awesome and the pension plan is a great tool to assist with for retirement. However, the opportunity for promotion and pay increases were limited due to budget cuts and the opportunity for tuition reimbursement was taken away. Yet, if you are a person trying to begin your career in corrections / law enforcement or a person just relocating from another state and looking for a job, this could be an ideal job to begin your career.
Pros
Benefits/Pension Plan, Staff and Officers
Cons
No Tuition Reimbursement, No Pay Increases, Limited Promotions
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Fun and safe overnight camp
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GeorgiaJuly 9, 2018
Camp Bestfriends is a 24 hour overnight camp Monday-Friday. The age group ranged from 8-12 years old. My job was to make sure the kids were safe, having fun, and making memories. I was also responsible for facilitating group activities through out the day. I enjoyed working at this camp because of the kids. The kids were always so energetic and motivated me everyday to always have the same energy. The workplace culture was very different for me because we were on a lake but, it took me no time to adapt to the new environment.
Pros
Being around kids all day
Cons
None
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Productive but not so fun
Recreation Assistant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 18, 2018
Programming wise the lack of resources hinders a lot of progress in implementing any new ways to improve the programs to grab the communities they service attention. Also the hardest part would be the fact that good workers have to pick up the slack of others due to their lack of motivation to provide excellent customer service. There's no real team work.
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