Librarian (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 18, 2018
I worked for JPL for 3 years. Some of the coworkers you meet are great, others are so terrible you literally dread going to work everyday but you can’t escape them. And good luck asking for a transfer, they will just say no until it is convenient for them to transfer you. Managers don’t always know what they’re doing, and you definitely don’t get the support you need regarding outreach, programming, planning. Also - I was paid $40k to supervise, do 60% desk time, and just generally do a ton of work that I never had time to fully complete. It was madness and I’m so, so glad i’m gone.
I absolutely loved my job but I encountered two major problems while working for the City of Jacksonville. The work load can be a tad bit heavy and higher management lacks the knowledge to aid in anyway possible. Typical work day depends on the caseload starting at 8am and ending at 4:30 Monday-Saturday. Paid time off is cumulative every 2 weeks and can add up fairly quickly. Try to use as much as vacation time as possible by the end of the year, only 40 hours will roll over. Everyone was so nice, doctors included, and will assist when needed. The pay is decent and every year a pay increase in applied. This place has a huge turn over rate and it will continue to with the incompetent individual that is in charge.
Though working for the city may sound great, think twice before you apply. Make sure you are well versed in office politics and dont get caught up in the office games. Never trust who you work with and it is best to keep to yourself.
Inspector (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – May 26, 2018
City of Jacksonville gives a great opportunity for advancement. Also, learning opportunities. They can be flexible with your work schedule and school schedule. The most enjoyable part of the job is working five days a week , and don't have too work in weekend,
Social Services Specialist Senior (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, Florida – April 25, 2018
I enjoyed the type of work and services I provided to the public as a social worker. I enjoyed working my former coworkers, we worked together to help make the workplace more pleasant and less stressful. The experience and knowledge of city government rules and regulations is priceless and it will benefit me in my future career.
Good Public Social Work/Social Services Experience and Knowledge
Automotive and Truck Technician (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – February 24, 2018
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.
Paid Time Off
Poor Management, Pay, Benefits, Working Conditions
Being employed by the City of Jacksonville has been a great opportunity for the past 6 years. I am greatful for all the information I have learned working for the city, but I feel that it is time to branch out and grow.
Admin is extremely rude and condescending to "lower level" workers aka library clerks, when we are actually the reason the libraries are able to be up and running. Without library clerks there would be no JPL.
amazing coworkers, great benefits, easy access to library materials
micro managing, terrible customers, lack of respect from admin, low pay