City of San Bernardino

  www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us
  www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us

City of San Bernardino Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
5 Reviews
2.9
5 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Background Investigator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Background Investigator in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Background Investigator in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at City of San Bernardino part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoyable work. Gives you a chance to ensure that the best candidates are processed for hire.

    Cons

    Trying to get personal and job references to call back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Park & Rec Aide

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Park & Rec Aide in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Park & Rec Aide in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at City of San Bernardino part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good job if you are a student looking to make some light money in the meantime.

    Cons

    Extreme weather (too hot, rainy, etc.), constantly dealing with rude people and occasional residential dangers. This is after all an outdoor job in San Bernardino.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    The City of San Bernardino is in bankruptcy for a reason.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planning Aide in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Planning Aide in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at City of San Bernardino part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employer willing to offer better than market rate for the right employees.

    Cons

    Very strict work schedule. Heavy workload and no leniency. The City has a backlog of about 6 months on everything. Management provides no assistance and is usually absent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't offer high starting salaries, if you really can't afford it. This city needs to know its place. City is decrepit like its policies. Mayor and City Council want this City to be like South Orange County. Not Happening. Upper management is constantly arguing with each other. My advice: Fire all the managers and let the County take over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    The people I worked with were great; the politicians (appointed and elected officials) are ruining the city!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to Director in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant to Director in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at City of San Bernardino full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, before they went bankrupt! The majority of city employees were friendly and did an excellent job.

    Cons

    The appointed and elected officials of the city are the ones who caused the bankruptcy by their actions toward one another. No business person wants to bring a new business into a city with so many restrictions and such a volatile city council!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees and listen to them. They are the ones who know what is going on in their department and with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Climate of fear at the top. Cronyism.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Decline to State in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Decline to State in San Bernardino, CA

    I have been working at City of San Bernardino full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Despite an abusive culture, the employees are overwhelmingly nice.

    Cons

    Poor financial management. Squabbling Council.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

Work at City of San Bernardino? Share Your Experiences

City of San Bernardino

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.