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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at City of San José full-time (More than 5 years)RecommendsNeutral OutlookRecommendsNeutral Outlook
Varied and interesting work place. You obtain a true sense of satisfaction knowing that you are helping the community. Skills learned are transferrable to other employers.
Working in a political environment can be taxing. Some people are never happy with what you do no matter how you do it.
Advice to Management
Believe in your staff unless they have proven not to be capable or trustworthy. Staff is everything in the long run. They will make or break the overall organization.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at City of San José.
Phone interview initially, then I was invited to a panel interview and then a final interview with management. Everyone was very pleasant and made me feel comfortable. The process is typical of most public agencies except there was no skills assessment or testing prior to the interviews. I probably won't be applying to any other positions though.
- Questions about my background, my knowledge of ACA and if what I would do if I was asked to count the sand on the beach. Would I do it or not? Answer Question
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Do you know the way to San José? If so, you're probably a high tech worker, and hopefully one with a salary to match its real estate prices. The city, with a population of more than one million, is known for its Silicon Valley location and technology-driven economy. More than 6,000 tech firms employ about 244,000 people in the area, which is also known for its premium home prices (median $449,000). The city government uses the council/manager model wherein the council, made up of the mayor (elected at large) and the 10 council members (one from each district), sets policy...