East Bay Regional Park District

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East Bay Regional Park District Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Regional Park Internship

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    Former Employee - Regional Park in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Park in Oakland, CA

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best aspect of working for the regional park district was having constant access to the outdoors (as part of the job requirement), although I know more administrative interns were inside most of the time. The staff are generally passionate about promoting and protecting the parks, and increasing access to the outdoors.

    Cons

    The internship often entailed spending lots of time working alone, with limited direction. This could be seen as a positive—quite a bit of freedom.

    Recommends
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    Favorable.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Venues and people in the field.

    Cons

    Some erratic hours and mediocre wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Very positive...though it takes them an awfully long time to go through a hiring process.

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    Current Employee - Attendant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Attendant in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly flexible scheduling, great people to work with, and, this being a Parks District, beautiful locations in which to work.

    Cons

    They have 60+ parks in a number of counties. Getting into a specific park that is fairly close to one's home is supremely challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at the present time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Best Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District

    Pros

    Great work environment, good pay

    Cons

    Hard to get in, not many job postings

    Recommends
  6.  

    Feel good about what you do!

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    Current Employee - Web Designer in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Web Designer in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A noteworthy organization with a long history of preserving and maintain open space and natural resources.

    Cons

    No more than any other similar organization. Limited career opportunities in some positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the career ladders of other public organizations and notice the various steps. Consider staff retention as a principle goal.

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  7.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District

    Pros

    Nice people, good wages, funded by taxes so they give regular cost of living adjustments.

    Cons

    There is sometimes a political aspect to things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    A medley of professionalism and high school 2.0 nonsense

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard I/II in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard I/II in Fremont, CA

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The lifeguard pay is one of the highest paying high school wage and includes yearly COLA. Unionized and Organized, EBRPD pays meticulous attention to detail when it comes to employee paid trainings and patron satisfaction in its public parks.

    Cons

    The juvenile politics of the conflicted aquatics management are unnecessary and tarnish EBRPD's image as a whole. Hypocrisy and favoritism run rampant, particularly in the south where physical appearance is deemed an indicator of competence (namely that bulk = skill). Opportunity for advancement is based on ambiguous or non-adhered to factors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of aquatics management. Get a better pulse on your seasonal employees, it'll avoid the unpleasant situations you run into on a yearly basis with respect to... well... college party-related activities. Do exit interviews so you can learn from where to improve (you already do entry + interviews).

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    One of the greatest places to work in bay area!

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    Former Employee - Naturalist in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Naturalist in Oakland, CA

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Secure, stable job with livable wage and great benefits. Great community of co-workers who care about each other. Many positions work outdoors protecting the environment or teaching about the natural and cultural history of the regional parks.

    Cons

    No shared half time positions for new mom's. Not flexible with work hours. Weekend work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Interpretive Student Aide II

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    Current Employee - Interpretive Student Aid in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Interpretive Student Aid in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nature! animals, working with kids, lots of free time, hiking at work

    Cons

    not much room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Top Notch Organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District

    Pros

    People like what they do, laid back environment

    Cons

    Sometimes too bureaucratic but usually efficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with lower level employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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