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Reviews for City of mobile Public Library

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.17
Support from management
3.83
Teamwork
4.17
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.83
Office / Work Environment
3.67
Environmental Friendliness
2.67
Work-Life Balance
4.17
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.83
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.17
Career Development
3.50
Overall compensation for your work
3.33
Company Image
4.50
Job Security
4.17
Handicapped Accessibility
4.50
Workplace Safety
3.83
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 2 of 6 reviews Parking in 4 of 6 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 6 reviews Stock or equity options in 1 of 6 reviews 401(k) in 3 of 6 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 6 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 6 reviews No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 2 of 6 reviews No flexible spending account Paid time off in 5 of 6 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 4 of 6 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 4 of 6 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 1 of 6 reviews No employee discounts No vehicle allowance Employee events in 2 of 6 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Company Culture

it a good place to start working for a library

Teamwork

we need to to make this place work at all

Freedom to work independently

i can do whole projects without anyone over my shoulder

Internal Communication

needs to work on that between branches

Gender Equality

very much so

Attitude towards older colleagues

well respect and concern

Overall compensation for your work

need to give cost of living raises every year

Office / Work Environment

nice work place

Environmental Friendliness

need some work

Work-Life Balance

could better but not bad

Handicapped Accessibility

could be better

Workplace Safety

very safe

Challenging Work

at times can be challenging but most of the things you do are the same things over and over again so you get good at it

Inclusive / Diverse

all ages, races, and religions are welcome

Suggestions for improvement

  • yearly cost of living wage increase, full staff

What I like about the company

i can work on pretty much any project that i can think of, I have lots of freedom in creation of programs and outreach to the community, we help low income people and their families, we are an important part of many peoples everyday lives and we make a difference in the community.

What I dislike about the company

we should get yearly cost of living wage increases but we don't, getting a raise at all is very hard,it is not easy to move up in the ranks and some times we have to work with less staff then we really need to run the library properly

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of mobile Public Library
  • City
    Mobile
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered
What is the company culture like at City of mobile Public Library? Help others make critical decisions by letting them know what it’s like to work here!

Company Culture

Always room for improvement but I think overall the culture is great

Office / Work Environment

Not enough workspace

Challenging Work

Working with the public can be a challenge. Especially with the variety of people who use the library

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would actually listen to the employees who are on the "frontlines" who are in direct contact with the public. Listen to their suggestions. Challenge them to come up with their own programming ideas for the public

What I like about the company

We strive for excellent customer service. With good management, employees feel valued and tend to do better than average work. We are constantly updating our available resources based on community needs. We offer free classes to the public. I feel that the library is striving to stay relevant. To entertain, inform and connect communities.

What I dislike about the company

The use of a personnel board for hiring has its benefits, but it ends up taking forever to hire people and then it is difficult to get rid of "dead" weight. We certainly have some people who need to retire or people who are not working to the level of others.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of mobile Public Library
  • City
    Mobile
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think all branches should be open the same days and hours.

What I like about the company

Working with the latest books and movies is fun.

What I dislike about the company

I feel like there is not enough funding for the different branches to be open everyday for more flexible hours.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City of mobile Public Library
  • City
    Mobile
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 15.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would encourage all people in positions of power to find ways to make things work.

What I like about the company

We've had authoritative bosses the first few years I was there, it was awful. In the last couple of years, the new bosses have been more progressive and supportive of fun programs.

What I dislike about the company

We still have people in positions of influence who will find any reason an idea won't work. They use objections that might come from the public as an excuse why we can't do something.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of mobile Public Library
  • City
    Mobile
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Some sort of online based collaboration tool that is used at all locations may help with the communication issues.

What I like about the company

I have learned new skills that I believe will be helpful if I ever need to look for a new job. I have been encouraged to go back to school and earn a higher degree. It is rewarding to work for a public library, I feel that I make a difference in our community and individuals' lives.

What I dislike about the company

This library has 10 different locations across the county, this can make communication difficult.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of mobile Public Library
  • City
    Mobile
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would try to give employees more perks that improve morale (i.e., employee of the month gets a special parking place). Some things cost hardly anything but boost morale greatly. I would ask for suggestions from the staff and actually implement the ones that are feasible.Make all staff feel like we give a hoot about them. Encourage and support staff outings, picnics, parties, etc. to encourage bonding. Make the culture and environment open and welcoming and transparent. Reward employees for good service and innovative ideas.

What I like about the company

Getting to help children learn to love books, helping patrons find needed materials, ordering Interlibrary Loan materials, these are the things I loved about my job. It was a very satisfying feeling when you go home to know that you had helped people that day.

What I dislike about the company

Management should listen to feedback from employees; no one knows the customers like the people on the front lines do. Employee suggestions can make the work flow more smoothly. Just because some of the staff doesn't have college degrees doesn't make them idiots; experience counts too. Handicapped employees shouldn't be made to feel less valuable than the able-bodied employees (which I know is illegal, but it was the definite impression the handicapped employees, including myself, were acutely aware of).

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    City of mobile Public Library
  • City
    Mobile
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee