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Superintendent of Facilities (Former Employee) says

"I was very lucky to be in the right place at the right time to advance my position in the City. It was a very good place to work."

Building Attendant (Former Employee) says

"The boss was unreasonable, disrespectful, and had poor communication skills. When I was first hired employees from other departments were encouraging me to find another job asap. Cleaning is never a pleasant job but it's doable when the environment isn't as hostile as this. I only stayed here for a short while before I got sick of being screamed at by my boss. Cons: Hostile Environment"

Procurement Manager (Former Employee) says

"There was a lack of information provided to me when I accepted the position. Had I known that my boss would have retired the same week I started, I wouldn’t had accepted the position. Also, the gentleman I was replacing, who was supposed to be training me before he retired, called off the first two weeks I started. His lack of interest to show me what I needed to know was obvious. Cons: No boss, no training, poor pay for what you deal with."

finance (Former Employee) says

"I can't speak for every department at the City, but I can tell you that working for Finance is not a pleasant experience. The atmosphere is tense, the expectations are high and the bosses are - to be kind - not easy to work for. As an outsider, I always wondered why this department had such extremely high turnover. Now, I know why. If you're considering applying for a job in this department, understand the compensation is going to be poor (even by government standards), management does not have your back and will treat you like a child while shoving a ridiculous workload on your desk. Also, do not plan on deviating from an 8 - 5 schedule or a noon - 1 lunch period because, most likely, the world as we know it would collapse if you did. In short, stay away, far, far away. Cons: Low pay, lack of flexibility, hostile work environment"

Associate (Former Employee) says

"The people I worked with were great, always willing to help out in any capacity. Management is at its all-time low, especially in purchasing. I was made to feel unimportant and essentially found a position elsewhere."

Lifeguard (Former Employee) says

"When you first start, it is a little fun learning about the pool and your duties. But generally most of the employees didn't want to work, and if you had an emergency without someone to cover you, you would get written up or punished otherwise. This is an easy job, with a great start pay. However, you were not compensated for doing a good job, even though your pay could or should be increased (by the year, if I'm not mistaken). A typical day at work would be standing or sitting for 80% of your shift, using your outside voice to get people's attention if they weren't following pool rules. Generally you prevent drownings or accidents. But if you had to get in the water for someone, it wasn't really that big of a deal. It was usually a child who had lost their footing in the water and their parent was not around to help. That's where you come in. The management, because it was run by the city, was terrible. You would get in trouble for little things and have to suffer the consequences. The fan to regulate the indoor pool's temperature and breathable air was BROKEN for YEARS and not fixed. This caused a lot of lifeguards to get "lifeguard lung" and you could walk away from the job or suffer through it. There was no good way out. You never actually see your boss, and when you do, it's not because he's happy to see you. It's usually because someone is in trouble. I learned leadership skills, obviously first aid and CPR, and lots of creative ways to entertain children and keep them safe. As a lifeguard, there was a chance to make more money per hour teaching swim lessons to children Cons: lack of compensation, micromanagement, terrible co-workers."

Umpire (Former Employee) says

"Typical day was 2 or 4 games every other day and I learned to speak up and run a baseball game for 18 year olds . hardest part was dealing with the parents and having to keep your cool Cons: stressful"

Custodian (Current Employee) says

"The employees seem nice. Not a lot of diversity where I work which is the. main Library. Pay do not go along with job duties they want you to do. I see a lot of favortism too. Upper management seems to be afraid of employee that has a lot of seniority. New person hired after me already called in once Do not have a good Covid screening in place for the few employees that are working.It seems strange to hire when you have employees that do not want to come back because they are afraid of Covid. Should be getting extra pay.. That says a lot. Will not be here to much longer and I am newly hired. Cons: Pay, job duties, favors to some certain employees"

Field Inspector (Current Employee) says

"Almost no room for career advancement. The work place has a severe case of nepotism. The people in charge, i.e Mayor, Chief of Staff, and Department Directors have lost touch of how to improve the city work place. The city has a very high turn out rate. Cons: Poor management. No new full time positions"

Elections Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"Busy days, a lot of public contact. Worked with many elected officials that appreciated your help. It was hard to always find the right mix of people to get the job done on Election days. Cons: Long drive, not always fair place to work"

Van Driver (Current Employee) says

"Is a good job. Only reason looking for another job is because i need more hours. They barely give me hours but otherwise they are a good company to work for."

Customer Service Skills, Have Good Judgment (Former Employee) says

"A great place to work was at the ford community performing arts center. It was fun interacting with people, helping people and learning new things everyday."

Police Lieutenant (Current Employee) says

"The Dearborn Police Department has a great group of people working for them. The day to day workers are fantastic and very caring. The genuinely care about the community and want to make it better. Cons: Administration"

BUILDING ATTENDANT (Current Employee) says

"You gather your equipment for that day or night and get your job duties list what you need to do that night. Cons: Say good health care benefits"