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Learned a lot, but very negative culture

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Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA

I worked at City of San José as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Worked directly with very intelligent leaders
Very fair compensation
Flexible hours as an intern

Cons

Poor office culture, senior management did not do a lot to raise it

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  1. My overall experience is positive, for the most part. I have no personal axe to grind.

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    Former Employee - Marketing, Communications and Public Outreach Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing, Communications and Public Outreach Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at City of San José full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The majority are very hard working staff
    Many departments are family friendly
    Some departments will allow a minimal amount of work from home option
    Medical benefits are good
    Personal growth is dependent upon the individual

    Cons

    -Staff works hard, too many people have left so the work has tripled and salaries are not commensurate.
    -The current Mayor, Chuck Reed has single-handedly demotivated the entire staff. The culture has fallen substantially from where it used to be and people are leaving because they no longer trust key decision makers. The City has lost really good staff, people who have valuable, historical knowledge.
    -The Office of Employee Relations has a terrible reputation for intimidation and handling situations very poorly.

    Advice to Management

    ALL key executives, from the Mayor's office to the City Manager's office to Directors and middle management need training, especially in how to handle conflict, how to manage more effectively


  2. Helpful (1)

    A place for people who want to retire on the job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of San José

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of holidays and days off. Many departments to transfer to

    Cons

    Too many lazy people spending their days on social media, personal calls and personal business.

    Advice to Management

    Need to layoff half of the staff and actually make people work. Too many people with very little to do


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