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Reviews for City of Winston-Salem

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.12
Support from management
3.35
Teamwork
3.06
Freedom to work independently
3.29
Internal Communication
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.59
Environmental Friendliness
3.82
Work-Life Balance
3.29
Challenging Work
3.86
Inclusive / Diverse
3.50

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.71
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.76
Career Development
3.35
Overall compensation for your work
2.94
Company Image
4.06
Job Security
4.41
Handicapped Accessibility
4.06
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 5 of 17 reviews Parking in 17 of 17 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 3 of 17 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 15 of 17 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 17 reviews Desirable office location in 5 of 17 reviews Tuition assistance in 8 of 17 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 12 of 17 reviews 401(k) Match in 3 of 17 reviews Flexible spending account in 12 of 17 reviews Paid time off in 13 of 17 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 12 of 17 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 13 of 17 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 17 reviews Health and wellness programs in 13 of 17 reviews Employee discounts in 15 of 17 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 8 of 17 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 4 of 17 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 17 reviews
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Company Culture

Management turnover has greatly improved environment

Teamwork

Actually pushing employees to be mroe team oriented now

Work-Life Balance

40 hour week for the most part

Workplace Safety

required safety training periodically

Challenging Work

Lots of different areas to work with

Suggestions for improvement

  • This actually being accomplished by pushing the one team approach. Hardware and software support in the past have been conflicting forces.

What I like about the company

I enjoy working here for the diverse nature of the applications and hardware we support. The staff is very friendly and it is a pleasant place to work

What I dislike about the company

Since this is government the red tape really slows getting thing accomplished. This also means there is less flexibility in accomplishing ask.

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
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop hiring expensive firms to mess up the job analysis and screw an entire segment of workers out of a raise, simply because the company hired doesn't understand the concept of a senior operator versus an operator. Save the money for better raises next time and do the study yourself.

What I like about the company

The City has tried it's best to find ways to compensate the workers for their contributions.

What I dislike about the company

The City does not listen to the workers when it comes to decisions that have a direct impact on the workers.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 23.Feb 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

There is too much backstabbing and attempts to undermine other employees.

Teamwork

They breed the backstabbing culture

Freedom to work independently

They do in the sense that they let us work alone, but they always second guess every decision

Internal Communication

We are more than halfway through the fiscal year and I have yet to receive any input on my performance

Gender Equality

I firmly believe that I did not get a promotion because I am a woman

Career Development

They have very few advancement opportunities ince you hit a certain level

Overall compensation for your work

Nope. They screwed up a study on pay and now people under me make about what I make.

Office / Work Environment

They will not even allow a drink on the desk in the control room. It took an ADA request to get that.

Work-Life Balance

They don't care about holidays

Workplace Safety

We have safety classes, but some of the things they have us do are unsafe

Challenging Work

Water treatment is no joke

Inclusive / Diverse

They never want to hear our ideas

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fair pay for the work that we do.

What I like about the company

They rallied around me when I was first diagnosed with cancer.

What I dislike about the company

The upper echelon. They forget what it is like to be in the trenches, or were never even here.

Company Culture
1.00
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
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston-Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Learn how to properly administer annual evaluations.

What I like about the company

The city is rectifying their mistake in under paying me for 11 years.

What I dislike about the company

The pay scale and the evaluation process.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston-Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Show us that you value our work by paying us a comparable wage.

What I like about the company

Some of the employees here actually go to bat for you, rather than letting everything fall on your shoulders.

What I dislike about the company

City counsel, there should be term limits.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 18.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I'd rather not make a comment Thank you.

What I like about the company

I prefer not to make any comments. Thank you.

What I dislike about the company

No comment. I don't have anything to sat. Thank you.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston-Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better let the employees make suggestions

What I like about the company

Always opportunities for advancement. Friendly staff

What I dislike about the company

There City manager is to afraid of the city council

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
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 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would not choose to make any recommendations or suggestions to the company at this time.

What I like about the company

The City of Winston-Salem has worked hard to provide employees with good benefits and comparable pay to surrounding cities across our state.

What I dislike about the company

The City of Winston-Salem could do a better job of making sure all departments treat employees the same, and evaluate their employees in the same manner.

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
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston-Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The candidate picked for the job should be the best qualified candidate period.

What I like about the company

Job stability- I have been there 24 years and can retire with a pension when I reach 30 years and I will only be 53. That’s the greatest benefit.
We have good insurance and receive great sick and vacation leave.
For the most part I like the people I work with directly and have made many lifetime friends.

What I dislike about the company

Diversity is pushed so much that it has become reverse discrimination.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • nothing that I can think of off hand

What I like about the company

good people working for them, most supervisors are well trained and treat you right

What I dislike about the company

bring the pay up a little instead of only bringing up health insurance costs

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Winston-Salem
  • City
    Winston Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered