City of Palo Alto, CA

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Great place to work

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Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor  in  Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at City of Palo Alto, CA part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

I was a lifeguard and swim instructors for every Summer from 2003-2008. Great pay, fun people, flexible hours, and great customer service experience.

Cons

Didn't give me any career experience for what I wanted to do but it's a great summer job for high school/college students.

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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Police Lieutenant  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Police Lieutenant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at City of Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Community of highly demanding. The press is all over anything that the city is doing. City is curently doing cost downs and downsizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
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    It's a clique dominated by least common denominator IQ

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at City of Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Progressive, highly educated community to serve.

    Cons

    80 hour work weeks. Cliquish management complete with teachers' pets. Dishonest & unethical leadership AT THE TOP. Lots of litigation. Poor treatment of employees. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the favoritism. Respect expertise and ethics. If you want professional staff, treat them like professionals. Listen to what they say. Tell the truth. Especially don't lie about not listening to gossip, prevarication and one-sided stories from staff. You said you didn't do that: it's clear that you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
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