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City of Detroit Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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2.8
41%
Recommend to a Friend
55%
Approve of CEO
City of Detroit Mayor  Mike Duggan
Mike Duggan
20 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "A lot of down time, No room for real growth(in 3 reviews)

  • "Pay should be better now that the bankruptcy is over(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "City of Detroit"

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    Current Employee - Drafting Technician III 

    I have been working at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    There are many job opportunities

    Cons

    The parking is not convenient if working at Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

    City of Detroit2019-12-12
  2. "Launched my career"

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    Former Employee - Public Relations in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Civil servants are hired based on exam scores, so great for people who need the first foot in the door

    Cons

    Inefficient bureaucracy that is fed by appointed leadership that often do not have the proper experience to lead departments. Excessive waste and low salaries. Way too many higher-paid managers than necessary. A broken machine

    City of Detroit2019-10-20
  3. "It was decent for the job"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader 

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    Good employees to work with

    Cons

    There were actually no cons

    City of Detroit2019-10-09
  4. "Tedious"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. Vision not so great.

    Cons

    Work structure not good, too many exceptions made on daily basis. Communication on process changes extremely poor.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on your own processes, give them a chance to work.

    City of Detroit2019-10-13
  5. "Bus driver"

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    Former Employee - Transportation in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The city is your office

    Cons

    No where to use the restroom

    City of Detroit2019-08-05
  6. "Stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Clerk Lll in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Detroit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No pressure, or Micro management

    Cons

    A lot of down time, No room for real growth.

    Advice to Management

    Give treat your employees like assets and make them feel appreciated

    City of Detroit2019-08-19
  7. "Job was easy and very little work which was fine for the most part"

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    Former Employee - Locker Room Attendant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Detroit part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job. Easy work. Friendly co workers

    Cons

    Not alot of work to do. When performance review came up, I was criticized for not having anything to do. They set up up to fail.

    Advice to Management

    Actually supervise and give feedback on what should be expected to do.

    City of Detroit2019-07-29
  8. "Mixed Feelings"

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    Current Employee - Grants Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Detroit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are several hard-working individuals who are committed to improving the lives of Detroiters

    Cons

    The organization is still disorganized in its infancy, meaning there is a lack of productive communication. Secondly, having so many animated and passionate voices in one space often causes conflict, leading to a less-than-stable work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Do not reprimand subordinates in front of each other. Ensure that those working on the ground have a say in the policy and procedures that dictate their work.

    City of Detroit2019-05-30
  9. "Great Place to Start a Career"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Corporation Counsel in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Detroit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Work Life Balance and Pay is Fair

    Cons

    Limited Upward Mobility Potential and Pay is Union Negotiated

    City of Detroit2019-04-26
  10. "Great position"

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Detroit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very family like environment in each department.

    Cons

    Services so many clients means you can't please everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your best employees.

    City of Detroit2019-03-18
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