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Reviews for City of Worcester

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.57
Support from management
2.92
Teamwork
3.64
Freedom to work independently
3.64
Internal Communication
2.93
Office / Work Environment
2.33
Environmental Friendliness
2.75
Work-Life Balance
3.50
Challenging Work
3.69
Inclusive / Diverse
3.23

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.36
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.79
Overall compensation for your work
3.14
Company Image
3.50
Job Security
4.14
Handicapped Accessibility
2.83
Workplace Safety
3.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 2 of 14 reviews Parking in 4 of 14 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 14 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 2 of 14 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 14 reviews No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match Flexible spending account in 2 of 14 reviews Paid time off in 6 of 14 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 7 of 14 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 4 of 14 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 5 of 14 reviews Employee discounts in 2 of 14 reviews 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

  • New management. Better office environment. Performance based promotion and raise.

What I like about the company

Have made some really good friends, and contacts.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of transparency. Lack of management. No benefit/reward for working hard and advancing your education and skills.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Worcester
  • City
    Worcester
  • 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
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Suggestions for improvement

  • more trainings, clear advancement opportunities and ways to move up in the company.

What I like about the company

There was nothing positive about my experience here.

What I dislike about the company

Offer more training opportunities and clear advancement opportunities for your employees.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Provide handicaps and safe access to all public buildings

What I like about the company

I enjoyed helping people within the community

What I dislike about the company

The city needs more diversity and needs to invest in women. Currently there are few/none female foreman or supervisors outside of administration. Facilities also need to be handicap accessible and safe for employees

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
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
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City of Worcester
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 24.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Change the current pay grade system. Create new room for advancement. Eliminate the union.

What I like about the company

I enjoyed helping the residents of Worcester

What I dislike about the company

Lack of leadership and consistent management. Being treated like a disposable commodity. No respect from management. Abuse from residents.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
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
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    City of Worcester
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration
  • 25.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Dpw

3.22

Suggestions for improvement

  • Recognition of acheivements, nicer work space, team building.

What I like about the company

Job security, work life balance

What I dislike about the company

Politics, not being paid as much as I should based on experience, compared to others, having to wait for someone to retire for a promotion rather than earning one based on merit

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    City of Worcester
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others
  • 09.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Give teachers more freedom Improve conditions of classrooms and schools Provide open communication

What I like about the company

Dedicated staff teacher training

What I dislike about the company

Long hours doing paperwork, no personal support time,poor physical plant space

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
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
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    City of Worcester
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • 25.May 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Additional manpower on each company and more preventive health care and equipment

What I like about the company

My second family! Everyone puts their lives on the line for one another and for the publi!!

What I dislike about the company

Politics.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    City of Worcester
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 17.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication with in the company

What I like about the company

It gives us very good benefits and time of I like having freedom

What I dislike about the company

Better communication with in the people we work with

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
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
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • The pay scale could always be improved. In-house training more varied and discipline specific. Computer access and time it takes to solve problems could improve. Having a private office to work in counseling would be great.

What I like about the company

The company has been supportive when I experienced a prolonged illness. There are opportunities to change schools should I desire. My immediate supervisors are knowledgeable, supportive and accessible. My coworkers are amazing. The department for which i work is resourceful, has people with diverse experience and demographics.

What I dislike about the company

Most school buildings are in desperate need of updates.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City of Worcester
  • City
    Worcester
  • 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
  • 27.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Like I said before there is nothing

What I like about the company

What I do is good most
If the time

What I dislike about the company

None really every thing is
Not bad

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