Wasn't there long enough to give a thorough review. People were nice, office was nice, however, it operated like a typical bureaucracy, they literally used a manual stamp that was probably around since WWII for documents.
Manager (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – July 2, 2018
Every stereotype you have heard about government is true. Management is here to babysit. Culture- look out for yourself and your buddies. Listening to upper management trying to remember what their mission statement is. The most enjoyable part of the day is going home.
Lead Housing Inspector (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – June 24, 2018
Working for the city in the appropriate role and capacity was extremely rewarding, and I was given a great deal of autonomy to develop a program as I saw fit. That being said, management is fairly disconnected from the work of their staff and overall I found there was resistance to change and innovation on behalf of more tenured staff. There are many opportunities to affect change, though you need to be diligent to see things through. Benefits were fantastic, work days were fairly self structured, and overall it was a very stable workplace. My biggest issues came with the management of my department and inability to provide sufficient leadership and direction.
Vacation Time, Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits
Public Information Assistant (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – June 22, 2018
This was a great place to start my career in public service. I enjoyed working with inspiring colleagues in City Hall and felt appreciated for my contributions. It was a very professional work environment.
Important, meaningful work
I was not a Minneapolis resident at the time and some people frowned on that
Executive Director CPED (Former Employee) – City Hall, Minneapolis Minnesota – May 1, 2018
The City of Minneapolis had a strong culture and a highly complex political environment. Typical date at work involved meetings with department heads, elected officials, the Mayor, developers, community and civic leaders.
Fire Captain (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – April 23, 2018
Minneapolis Fire was a great organization to work for. Very professional with great opportunities for advancement. The work was very rewarding. Employee's are encouraged to learn and develop better skills, knowledge, and abilities through ongoing training programs.
Upper management does not listen to those who are doing the job. Due to low moral, high amounts of Overtime, and several other factors several employees are actively seeking other employment. Other departments may be fine to work for but not the one I work in.
Intern (Former Employee) – Minneapolis-St Paul ARS, MN – February 27, 2018
Assisted the employment team in creating a stronger relationship with employers including, but not limited to Identified the right employers, reaching out and marketing clients’ skills. Organized and co-facilitated financial literacy training once a month
The City of Minneapolis is a great place to work. It has great benefits, fair pay, and great work life balance. The city needs to prepare for when older employees retire and they take their knowledge with them.
Police and Fire Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 17, 2017
I enjoy the work I do however the staffing and expectations placed on employees in the 911 center is unattainable. They are perpetually short staffed. Forced overtime. Takes away from family life and children if you have them. The salary and benefits are great. If you enjoy helping people in life threatening situations and the general public this is also a great place for you to work.
Senior Systems Analyst/PeopleSoft Administrator (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 14, 2017
It was a good place to work. Management were helpful and left you alone to do your work. Everyone seemed to enjoy their work and easily to get along with. Benefits were good. Everyone wanted to do the best possible job Minneapolis.
I worked at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the City of Minneapolis Urban Scholars Program ! My job duties consisted of working with various departments such as Event Services Human Resources, and Security! I worked with HR to develop a job shadowing program for employees looking to move up the ladder in the work space and also hired contractors to come in to do decorating with my ideas to create a better work environment. I created spreadsheets for Security to create a more cohesive security procedure while also acting as a administratve assistant !
I love my job and the things i do with the company. the kids are amazon, they love when i cook and help them with their homework. I just wish i can be a full-time employee instead of part time. but i love my work and i do it well.