City Of Modesto Reviews

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    Modesto

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    Current Employee - Mechanic  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There are none if you can believe it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up The Good Work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Proud of my career but glad to be done.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

    (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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at City Of Modesto

    Pros

    Ability to make a difference for citizens

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Computer Operator - City of Modesto

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Modesto, CA

    I worked at City Of Modesto

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None immediately come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City Of Modesto

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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    The truth about Modesto P/D.

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    Former Employee - Detective
    Former Employee - Detective

    I worked at City Of Modesto

    Pros

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

    Cons

    However, 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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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