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I enjoyed it.

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Former Employee - Police Officer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Police Officer in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at City of Palo Alto, CA full-time

Recommends
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Recommends
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Pros

The pay and benefits were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed working for the City of Palo Alto. The people were awesome and I made a lot of great friends.

Cons

The traffic in the surrounding area can be horrible and its next to impossible to afford rent or a mortgage in the city. Most people live in the East Bay or South Bay then commute. I've heard the Department has been going downhill. A lot of people are jumping ship for other departments.

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  1. 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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  2. 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work


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