Detroit (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – August 21, 2018
Role call, wait to get called for an assignment. Get assignment and go do the route given to you. You may get called off the site to do an emergency, Do a pre/ Post trip to Vehicle. Wash vehicle, Fuel vehicle. The hardest part was waiting for your assignment. I truly love working with heavy Equipment.
You have to be a servant leader to get the most from this position
Lieutenant (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – August 23, 2018
I loved serving the City of Detroit as a member of the Detroit Police Department. I dedicated my entire adult life to the mission, service and enrichment of others. It is important to be or quickly become a great listener, have common sense and fast decision maker. Be energetic, and diverse in your people skills.
You will never have a dull day, and you can make a difference in other's lives with your service to the community.
The people where the spirit of the job most where cool
Landscaper/Laborer (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – August 18, 2018
I enjoyed working because I represented my city which I was born in so it really made me feel like I was active in my community and most people where cool but knowing you was responsible for the cleaning of a city made the days long because you always new work was basically unlimited
GENERAL SERICE DEPARTMENT (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 29, 2018
My Dept. Is comprised of skilled trades e.g., carpentry, electrical, HVAC, &Plumbing. However, it seems that if you desire to learn a trade, or you come in semi-skilled, there ia little to no room for advancement/Apprenticeship.
You do get consideration for in house transfer, and a few perks
Its a very isolated work environment. Personality determines hiw one advances.
Never again in my career life! Toxic place to work. Poor leadership.
(short-term contract) (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 29, 2018
Toxic place to work and poor leadership. Favoritism of employee's, antiquated technology and software. The older employees are rude. Well, anyone that has worked there for a long very long time in certain departments have nasty attitudes.
(former) Sr. Business Process Analyst - contract (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – April 19, 2018
Briefly, I worked a contract for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. While it didn't work out for me, I can honestly state that (IMHO) they are really working to clean up and optimize the City's financial business processes. This is a huge endeavor, and a very, very difficult one. The deputies and other new management are progressive-minded people who are collaborative and hands-on. The "old guard" are also very accessible and want to provide what guidance they can. The analysts hired are an excellent team with specific skills very suited to unravel this type of ambiguity. I wish this group and the CoD best of luck as they wade through the riddles left behind by previous administrations.
It's a productive workplace - we answer a lot of police runs
Corporal (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – April 17, 2018
I enjoy my job. A typical day would include the items I mentioned in my resume. I like helping the citizens with their problems. I've learned how to handle stressful situations and not become overwhelmed. The hardest part of the job is working with newly hired police officers who don't like to listen.The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that when someone needed the police, I was able to assist them with their matter.
Police Officer (Current Employee) – City of Detroit, MI – April 12, 2018
Life as a Police Officer is challenging, stressful, sad, fulfilling and rewarding day to day. A Police Officer is introduced to many types of people, personalities, and situations and this provides several opportunities to learn social skills in communicating and working with citizens.
BUSINESS SYSTEMS SUPPORT SPECIALIST I (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – April 12, 2018
I work in Human Resources Payroll Division, it is always and I mean always hectic!! There is no consistent management styles. With the newer employees being put into positions of authority without the knowledge or the experience of the division they are overseeing.
I have a job.
It's with the City of Detroit after the Bankrupcy.