The City of Durham is a pretty good place to work. There are some negatives that come with it, but most of them have to do with the fact that you are working in local government and not Durham itself. If you can move past the slowness at which things get done, then you will probably enjoy your time here. Leadership looks to be innovative here most of the time, and employees are treated well. Work hard, ask the right questions, and be respectful and you'll accomplish a lot here.
good work-life balance, good pay and benefits
internal politics, departments keep to themselves, cynical at times