City of Detroit Reviews

Updated 7 Mar 2020

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3.0
48%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
Approve of CEO
City of Detroit Mayor  Mike Duggan
Mike Duggan
22 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "A lot of down time, No room for real growth(in 3 reviews)

  • "They are too top heavy and unappreciative of the little guys who get the job done(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Corporation Counsel in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, great hours, flexibility

    Cons

    Lower paying than private sector.

  2. "More cons than pros"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Detroit full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to move around and transfer

    Cons

    No salary increases. You have to transfer/get promoted to get raises.

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  3. "Contract engagement"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    creative freedom, competitive compensation,

    Cons

    Advancement limited to annual review

  4. "ok Job to start out"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Park Laborer Crew Leader in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent if your young

    Cons

    Employee drama immature at times

  5. "Uninspiring workforce"

    2.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Getting to serve the people of the city is a privilege.

    Cons

    Lots of folks just waiting it out until retirement. HR is awful, benefits are awful. Pay is low. Many departments are poorly run.

  6. "City of Detroit"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "Launched my career"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "It was decent for the job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Team Leader 

    I worked at City of Detroit full-time

    Pros

    Good employees to work with

    Cons

    There were actually no cons

  9. "Tedious"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. "Bus driver"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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