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I have been working at OxnardDoesn't RecommendNo opinion of CEODoesn't RecommendNo opinion of CEO
Nice location, good weather. This is a fine place to work if you want to get some mediocre experience and move on. The hourly pay is alright. If you get in the right department, you may get treated at least respectfully and get some recognition when you do a good job. I think I work in one of the better departments. I have pretty experienced competent managers with the exception of one who is nice most of the time anyway.
Little promotional opportunity and mentoring is rarely experienced. Stagnant salaries, poor benefits and mismanagement is the norm. Heavy middle management that does not appear to be very motivating or supportive of employees, depending on where you work. Medical benefits are poor and leadership skills focus primarily on the stick rather than the carrot. If they knew what a carrot was, they would probably use it as a stick. Some managers are bullies and abuse privileges such as work schedules and time off with pay. I was mislead about promotional opportunities when I accepted the job.
Advice to Management
Focus more on mentoring and looking for positives. Nobody wants to come to someplace they can't stand every day just to exist till they find another job. This could be a really great place if they tapped into mentoring and maybe gave more positive re-enforcement now and then. I would tap into some of your more progressive leaders with happy, productive teams and have them mentor and teach the other managers. I would have meetings on how to motivate employees as much as or more than you have meetings on how to discipline employees. Possibly making things consistent from one department to the next. Hire more experienced managers.
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If California is truly full of fruits and nuts, then Oxnard supplies much of the former. The City of Oxnard's economy is driven by agricultural (including a huge annual strawberry crop), as well as international trade, defense, manufacturing, and tourism. It has a council-manager form of government. The city council -- comprised of a mayor, mayor pro tem, and three council members -- establishes city policies. The city manager supports the needs of the council, implements council directives, and manages the day-to-day operations of some 15 departments. Incorporated in ...