City of Glendale Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. GWP ity of Glendale

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    Former Employee - IT Applications Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Applications Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job, the people are great to work with and the City treats all their workers with respct.

    Cons

    I live in Gardena and the drive to Glendale is too far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Systems Analyst

    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at City of Glendale full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, good people, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    It's a government job after all.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  3. Good intentions, but organization is stuck in a rut

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * Great people * Generally good working conditions (though heating/cooling would break a lot in our offices.) * Internal professional development opportunities * Generous education allowance. * Excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    * A very low glass ceiling. People with ambition either lose their motivation, or are driven away. * Tension between maintaining the status quo because it's what "we know and are comfortable with" versus moving on to more innovative methods. * Highly risk averse. * Leadership's go-to approach to fixing budgetary problems is to cut spending - this is good in many ways, but should not be the only weapon in the arsenal. This approach also cuts employees out of the discussion about how organizational problems may be addressed. Top down problem solving is generally good, but grassroots problem solving should at least be considered.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to engage the average employee, and provide an opportunity for provide input into how the organization can improve. In my time there, employees were too quick to talk about problems and solutions behind closed doors, but would not speak up to their superiors for fear of being labeled malcontents or troublemakers.


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  5. Customer service SUCKS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Glendale full-time

    Pros

    Americana, fresh veggies, good food

    Cons

    The employees attitudes/customer service are horrible. I worked with someone who received full-time pay and benefits working part-time hours.

    Advice to Management

    Customer service training


  6. pc specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good coworkers, good working hours, free parking

    Cons

    Bad management, no room to grow, no training


  7. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule. Casual attire

    Cons

    Experienced qualified employees are forced out by either taking six months severance or early retirement. Terrible benefits. The worst management throughout.

    Advice to Management

    Start assessing managers and clean house.


  8. I had a great experience working in the finance department of the city

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work was 9 hours a day, but in return every other friday was off. That was good. Lot of friendly employees, and great Benefits.

    Cons

    I think these jobs are more balanced and progress in them is limited. However, that doesn't take anything from working their.


  9. Rough times, no end in sight

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Glendale full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people work here. It's a nice area. I enjoy my job.

    Cons

    There's been no cost of living increase for at least 7 years. Regular layoffs and incentives to leave, it feels like a sinking ship. "Just be happy you have a Job." type of attitude, no one willing to listen to legitimate complaints. Staffing has decreased by 25%, everyone is stressed and over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Bring salaries back to a fair level.


  10. Have worked for the City of Glendale part time for 7+ years as I went through school. Been promoted twice.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Attandant in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Attandant in Glendale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Glendale part-time (More than 8 years)

    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 Management

    Managers flex the rules too much in order to keep other departments and "customers" happy. This can be seen as unfair.


  11. A real community in Glendale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.



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