City Of Modesto
3.5 of 5 6 reviews
www.modestogov.com Modesto, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Feb 20, 2014

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Modesto

Mechanic (Current Employee)
Modesto, CA

I have been working at City Of Modesto as a contractor for less than a year

ProsBest job that ive ever had they all care for you and work well together

ConsThere are none if you can believe it

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up The Good Work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Proud of my career but glad to be done.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Modesto, CA

I worked at City Of Modesto

Pros-The people.. Some real public servants
-Training: frequent and on-going. (see exception below)
-Equipment was very good.
-Worked well with other agencies and departments.

Cons-Constant budget cuts.
-Expected to do more with less.
-It seemed like the City Council frequently requested changes in focus based on the latest phone call from a citizen.
-Too many ethics and workplace harassment classes. After one "bad apple" incident, we all had to be re-trained just to "CYA".

Advice to Senior Management(I was management)
-Continue to listen to the folks on the front-line doing the work.
-Train and care for your people.
-Focus on core functions.

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Lacking Leadership

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Modesto, CA

I have been working at City Of Modesto

ProsAbility to make a difference for citizens

ConsNo respect from exec. management or council.
No reward for doing a good job.
No resources to get the work done.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Computer Operator - City of Modesto

Computer Operator (Former Employee)
Modesto, CA

I worked at City Of Modesto

ProsGreat people.
Hours that work well with college student's schedule.
Opportunity to learn about many computer technologies.
Decent salary for the type of position

ConsNone immediately come to mind.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Low stress environment with a strong immediate team and lots of ambiguity from the leadership.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at City Of Modesto

ProsGood non-cash benefits (lots of time off).
Opportunities to innovate the systems I work with.

ConsLeadership doesn't always communicate effectively.
Most employees resent the PR campaigns.

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The truth about Modesto P/D.

Detective (Former Employee)

I worked at City Of Modesto

ProsThere are some great people at Modesto PD. They do place an emphasis on officer safety and they generally do provide good equipment.

ConsHowever, in a rush to fill open Sergeant positions 9-10 years ago, some inferior people rose up through the cracks. This has led to some less than effective supervisors from Sergeant and above, as they have promoted even higher.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf an employee voices that a supervisor may be ineffective, in turn affecting the job they do, listen to them. At MPD, less is done because it is the right thing to do. Rather, more is done because it will further a personal agenda, or payback an old friend or partner.

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