Pros – Flexible schedule. Relaxed atmosphere. Free city structure parking for city employees. Good pay for part time work and great coworkers!
Cons – No benefits for part time employees. About 1200 hours/year limit on working part time.
Advice to Senior Management – Managers flex the rules too much in order to keep other departments and "customers" happy. This can be seen as unfair.
Pros – Benefits, co-workers, schedule flexibility. In my department a real community or even a family atmosphere was promoted and created.
Cons – Commuting, was horrendous for me. I loved my work and my colleagues. The stress of community 1.5 hours each way to work 5+ days a week took its toll. This had no bearing on the city, it was my choice to accept the position knowing my commute challenge.
Pros – The City of Glendale offers a wide variety of positions available from hourly to full benefit salary positions. It is located between the San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley, thus minimal traffic if traveling from one of these locations. It is located in a downtown area, presenting many food and entertainment options when off.
Cons – Issues work through the public government, thus slowing down a projects pace. Good ideas are sometimes stifled due to administrative license or council bias. Working through rules and regulations not present in private companies lead to frustration with active projects. Leadership in the upper management seems to have some detachments from their workforce, but attempt to assimilate and protect their direct employees.
Advice to Senior Management – Continue to assist your employees with the development and execution of ideas to help open the door for the changes in society.
Pros – Great work and life balance. When 5:00pm hits, I'm gone! Relaxed hours and breaks. It can be a very relaxed job or incredibly frustrating and stressful. This is the job you want when you're about to retire.
Cons – Peers have no idea what they're doing. You sometimes wonder how they got the job in the first place. The qualified people that I've met can be counted on one hand. Seems like the clueless people are the ones that are well paid, hence the "lifers". IT infrastructure is by far the worst I've ever seen in any organization. Internet connection goes down daily for the last several years.
Advice to Senior Management – Management needs to go! Seems like management and senior staff likes to dig in and adopt old technology that doesn't work. Management doesn't seem to like investing in infrastructure but rather in "shiny things". Management needs to hire more qualified people and/or train them better.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
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