Front Desk Assistant (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – August 9, 2018
The work environment in the City of Raleigh is very relaxed and supportive, but unfortunately the City does not provide any sustainable part-time positions in the Parks & Rec department. A second job is almost required if living alone or with a dependent.
I enjoyed working for the City of Raleigh, great leadership, benefits and my work was the most enjoyable part of my day. I always looked forward to going into work, I taught for part of the day and spent most of my day in my office or working on a team with other members of my district and city leaders as well as building partnerships.
Part-time teacher's assistant for children (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – June 3, 2018
Management does not do what is necessary to train new employees to be successful in their new role. Turnover rate is extremely high due to poor management. Existing employees are cut-throat and back stabbers.
If you don't want to go at 100% most of the time then this is the life for you. Well, I guess certain departments are better than others but when you come from a fast paced private industry to this it feels like you are twiddling your thumbs. I just can't sleep in a truck and waste tax payer money like so many of the guys do. Plus the pay is pathetic unless you're in upper management. Benefits are fantastic and if you can manage to put up with slug pace for 20 years, enjoy your tax payer fed pension.
as a shift supervisor, with 7 years with the company as a lifeguard and swim instructor, pay was low and fairly typical of a local government job. I really did not want to leave. The people there are great and I miss working there.
It was fun working with the children. I enjoyed working with the other staff at the camp, they were very nice. We went on many trips and played many games. It was very active and I got to meet many nice children and there parents
Lifeguard (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 19, 2018
Good place to work if need flexible hours or want to advance in aquatics management. Laid-back atmosphere but still organized. Wide variety of personalities among co-workers. Several available levels of management/part-time. Easy enough job.
Water Aerobics Instructor, Head Swim Coach (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 8, 2018
Working at a city pool can be rewarding. Knowing how much people appreciate what we do to keep them safe in the water is a great feeling. You have to know your skills since you are tested on a regular basis to make sure you are competent in a rescue situation.
Remotes Mechanic public utilitys (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 4, 2018
I normally get to work 30 to 45 minutes early to prepare for the day.get in my work truck ,meet for early morning meeting .and get preps on what has happened over night and other active jobs being worked on . after meeting have print out of all remote sites pm jobs and write up to worked on for the day and contractors being delt with that day. I've learned how to jog monthly and daily jobs and pm,s that need to be done.at a massive amount of locations. culture is very Diverse and team work is very critical . Management allows workers to be accountable of running ,designing , and completing jobs.It is what I've been use to from my previous jobs in welding and fabrication, in the Lighting and Powerhouse back ground job . Learning the process of making water to be put out to distribution .the most enjoyable part of the job to me is the fact of delivering something to the public at a high quality and my service 365 days a year
safety is a little behind compared to were I've come from . it's hard work to get them be on board
Program Director (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – March 1, 2018
I loved this job; it was thoroughly fulfilling. however, after graduating college it just was impractical to stay. They pay was too low, the hours too few, and advancement would have taken me out of the direct program interaction which is what I loved. Ultimately it was a great stepping stone on my journey, and one I remember fondly.
All that said, I was essential my own boss, or at least for the site I was at. This experience could vary greatly based on who is directing your program or what your roles is.
fair but low pay, part-time, lack of benefits, lack of advancement