Transportation equipment operator (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – November 14, 2018
its a fast paced job not good if you have family at home cause its all about driving for DDOT you won't have a home life. There's no set schedule you have to check the work log everyday to see what your working the next day which is not a good thing if you have small children at home.
Extremely unprofessional and unfair work environment
Tax Examiner (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 30, 2018
The City of Detroit lacks oversight and accountability for management and employees. Supervisor are free to bully, isolate and harass employees. They are allowed to promote and give raises to family and friends. Supervisor are allowed to purposely stifle and hinder quality employees based on personal feelings. Upper management does nothing to discipline incompetent Supervisors and allow them to violate employee rights at will.
The job enviroment was different but my co workers were amazing
Bus Driver (Former Employee) – 1301 East Warren – October 25, 2018
This place needs to be managed better and need to informed the citizens more effectively when it comes to information and they need to value their employees more and should also come up with a grace period so ppl wont be late for their shifts
You meet different people everyday, I have the ability to get as many overtime hours as possible once hired in.
The lack of moral of the company, and respect that you received from some of the managers is ridiculous.
Hard to advance unless you are a private associate of management
Executive Secretary I (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 10, 2018
Managers love to micro-manage even when it is not needed. Very had to advance unless you know management personally. It is very hard to get appropriate raises even when they are only step increases, you have to remember to ask about it to get it. The hardest part of the job is knowing that you are a great employee that does exceptional work, have not had any problems in 21 years, and although you are asked to do "special projects", that does not include a raise, just overtime.
Election Clerica Assistant (ECA) (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 9, 2018
The workplace most times was way too relaxed once I completed my work assignment way ahead of time, and of which there was way too many days that I got bored because not enough work to do for rest of the day when I had completed my work assignment way too early.
Great Team Work environment
no holdiay pay for seasonal employee nor health benefits for seasonal employees, and sbreaks too short for seasonal employee
Emergency Services Operator (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 1, 2018
Dealing with stresses can be difficult when you have to handle them both internal and externally. A better system needs to be established to assist operators and dispatchers, and to boost morale within the department.
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.
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.
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.