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2.06 Employees say
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  • 29.Jun 2016
  • Employee



Company culture

Employees were seldom rewarded for good work.
Some managers were known for watching employees on the security cameras all day and rarely communicated with employees.

Support from Management

Managers selected did not possess strong leadership skills. They often could not relate to employees.


The teamwork was reflected in the strength of the manager.

Level of Autonomy

Employees were extremely limited in structuring their areas of responsibility. Attempts to be creative were limited.

  • 21.Apr 2016
  • Employee



Company culture

Supervisors have not commended employees. Fairness and trust of managers and fellow employees was an issue.

Support from Management

Managers were frequently not trained for the job. Some just did not have good people skills,


Most employees were aware of the need to work cooperatively.

Level of Autonomy

Employees were allowed to voice their opinions but they were still ignored.


Managers frequently did not meet with employees to keep them informed.

  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee



Support from Management

Most supervisors lacked leadership skills and frequently did not treat all employees fairly.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Employees, not managers or administrators, should be allowed to spend a week working in a county library or libraries in other cities to exchange creative ideas.

I dislike about the employer

There is limited flexibility in the work hours. Also, most employees are dissatisfied with the forced Sunday hours.
Safety is a serious concern. DCPL is the only DC government agency that does not provide security at each building. Employees often do not feel respected, therefore, employees leave after a brief period of time on the job. An in-depth Managers training program lasting at least one year should also be implemented. New managers should be in a probationary status for one year. If their performance is unsatisfactory they should be returned to their former position.

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