Working for the City of Jacksonville is like walking on to another world. Horrible management, Unsafe-Dirty working conditions, Low pay, and only average benefits. Examples: Promotions are based solely on single written tests and tenure (not actual job performance, or experience). Health insurance is average BCBS and is NO cheaper than your average company. There is NO MORE PENSION plan, so now you are paying for your own retirement (like most everybody else). The shop and equipment is substandard. Have you a full set of tools (including specialty tools), and expect to work in a extremely dirty shop with equipment that is falling apart. Nothing gets repaired or replaced quickly here as it is put up for vendor bidding, then review. The only REAL benefit to working for the city, is paid time off (holidays). If you are only a parts changer (not a mechanic) and like working in a factory setting with management barking orders and cursing at you, then this job may be for you. Do your homework PRIOR to accepting employment with the City of Jacksonville. Good Luck.
Poor Management, Pay, Benefits, Working Conditions