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Reviews for City of Waterbury

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.92
Support from management
2.17
Teamwork
3.42
Freedom to work independently
3.42
Internal Communication
2.33
Office / Work Environment
2.33
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Challenging Work
3.83
Inclusive / Diverse
3.25

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.58
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.25
Career Development
2.67
Overall compensation for your work
2.33
Company Image
2.83
Job Security
3.58
Handicapped Accessibility
3.08
Workplace Safety
2.92
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 12 reviews Parking in 6 of 12 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 12 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 1 of 12 reviews No tuition assistance Paid Parental Leave in 1 of 12 reviews 401(k) Match in 1 of 12 reviews Flexible spending account in 1 of 12 reviews Paid time off in 4 of 12 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 6 of 12 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 4 of 12 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 1 of 12 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 2 of 12 reviews No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay the people that work for a living wage that allows them to actually maintain some stability.

What I like about the company

Ilove working with children and youth and this job allows to do that.

What I dislike about the company

The compensation is worst part about working here.

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

  • There are a few people in our building that do not fulfill the requirements of their jobs but do not receive any reprimand and are allowed to continue doing a sloppy job which makes more work for many others. I wish administrators would replace those people with those that would actually like the job and would do the work.

What I like about the company

Everyone I work with is kind and genuinely cares for each other. I receive gift cards from coworkers as a thanks for my support in assisting them.

What I dislike about the company

There is a lack of support services for all the departments and also the hiring department is very slow to fill positions

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would suggest more money be available for more social workers and guidance counselors in schools.

What I like about the company

It’s always challenging working in an inner city school system. The budget it tight and many parents don’t value education. Some students have very difficult lives; but at the end of the day I know I am changing some of their lives for th3 better.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of all the cutbacks and pay freezes. I also disapprove of having to deal with very difficult students. Teachers just want to teach. We are not trained to handle students that have sooo many emotional problems. There needs to be a better system for these children with so much trauma.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
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
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Waterbury
  • City
    Waterbury
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 13.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More discipline from principals. Better structure

What I like about the company

Love the kids. Rewarding and challenging

What I dislike about the company

Government interference. No support from admins

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to "drain the swamp". Get rid of everyone that holds a "high" position downtown starting with the mayor. They need people in these positions that have NO ties to Waterbury & that won't hire someone OR let them get away with major things because they're a "minority". They need to implement a citywide recycling program & make sure it's followed. They need to change their discipline, absentee, tardy, etc policies and start making kids and their parents accountable for their actions.

What I like about the company

There is NO positive experience I had with them. The higher ups & most people "downtown" HATE me. That's fine because my coworker love me & know I do my job. They also know I go above & beyond for them & do much more than just my job.

What I dislike about the company

Everything. The people working downtown make rules for schools that only makes matters worse. They aren't in the schools to see how useless their ideas are. They only care about & help who they favor. They don't care about recycling what so ever & the amount of paper & books etc that are thrown out at the end of the year is unbearable to look at. The food waste is literally a SIN. There is NO discipline in the schools at all. Kids are literally attacking other students & teachers and NOTHING is the repercussion. There is no help with these kids and the other "good" kids who want to learn are getting put on the back burner everyday. The entire City of Waterbury "leaders" need to be wiped clean & replaced. It's ridiculous at how they actually make up positions for people so they have a job. Most, are extremely undeserving of what they already have. And these positions are over $100,000 positions.

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Cleaner and more bathrooms. Clean teachers room.

What I like about the company

The co workers are nice and most take their job seriously

What I dislike about the company

Be aware of what is really going on

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Everything should be fair and equal instead of side deals being made.

What I like about the company

I have learned a lot and have some great Co-workers.

What I dislike about the company

How polical it is. People getting raises based on personal relationships with the administration instead of based on merit. Building needs severe updates as the windows are literally falling out of the building.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Waterbury
  • City
    Waterbury
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 12.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Feedback from employees for required aspects of the job

What I like about the company

I enjoy my job and find it fulfilling

What I dislike about the company

Lack of communication at times

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
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
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
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

Parking is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Waterbury
  • City
    Waterbury
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would recommend that they be more proactive in recognizing talent

What I like about the company

Provides healthcare and pension opportunities

What I dislike about the company

There are too many bosses who are paid more to do less

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City of Waterbury
  • City
    Waterbury
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I wish there was newer and cleaner buildings I also wish that people were more positive.

What I like about the company

My coworkers are great. They make going to work easier everyday.

What I dislike about the company

I wish the buildings could be newer and there was more support given to us.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Waterbury
  • City
    Waterbury
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee