(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.
Building Maintenance Foreman (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – March 26, 2018
flexibility were good.it was fast past at times staffing was ok,working with unions ans contractors made to job much more challenging,but much experience was gained by doing so.. the hardest day on the job was when we had 20 inches of snow to remove.
Housing Underwriter II/Project Manager (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – March 16, 2018
Enjoy my environment and job. Community setting and everyone works together towards a common goal. The department is very diverse and we learn many things about each other that has enhanced our knowledge and dispelled untruths about many cultures.
Employee (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – February 19, 2018
Things at the City are badly organized and the work culture is lacking. Progress isn't necessarily based on performance but in many cases is related to who you know. HR is all over the place and it can be difficult to get anything done on time (documents are often lost and some personnel are rude and unaccommodating). It's not bad for something short term, perhaps 1-3 years, but you might find yourself stuck professionally if you stick around too long.
Supervisors are either great or horrible, no room for advancement
Superintendent of OperationsSuperintendent (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – February 10, 2018
Long at times , very hard work at times learn a lot working for the city of Detroit.oversee 30 to 40 people in charge of facility maintenance for nine departments and 149 buildings carpentry electrical boiler operation you have good days and bad more good than bad
Parking meter repairman (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – February 3, 2018
IAppreciated the opportunities, training, education. Promotions and experience i gained from that employment with the city of Detroit. Employment with the city of Detroit has prepared me for vertrially any job from entry-level to middle management from laborer to computer skilled. Mechanical skills to vehicle operator skills including high lo's to pulling trailers. Advancements and educational opportunities were regularly posted with mandatory refresher courses with advancement and replinisment of vacant positios in the system thru retirements,terminations,promotions and newly created titles etc. The dissection of tbe city of Detroit from the water and sewage departments to become the Detroit Authority is now under control of board members instead of city owned operators which has changed the dynamics of employment with the city of Detroit.
Great teaching, learning, training and educational period in my life
Good job if you want to be paid to do nothing all day
Human Resource Assistant II (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – January 29, 2018
I would not recommend working for this department unless you want to see it around all day and get paid to do nothing. I guess that's the citizen tax dollars at work. Management has no standard of doing things and when workers were out of the office they never checked to see if that was where they were. Management worried more about what those lowest on the payroll were doing instead of the employees they were paying the high paying salary. If the city goes bankrupt again it will not surprise. I was tired of hearing we are a reactive organization and not proactive. I guess that what they consider good business practice.