City of Glendale

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City of Glendale Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
6 Reviews
3.6
6 Reviews
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  1.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Glendale

    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.

  2.  

    Rough times, no end in sight

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring salaries back to a fair level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facility Attandant in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Attandant in Glendale, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A real community in Glendale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Glendale

    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.

  6.  

    City of Glendale...the Jewel City.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Employee in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Hourly Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at City of Glendale

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue to assist your employees with the development and execution of ideas to help open the door for the changes in society.

  7.  

    Relaxed place to work though the politics can be incredibly frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist

    I worked at City of Glendale full-time (more than 8 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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