City of San José

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Learned a lot, but very negative culture

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

I worked at City of San José as an intern (more than an 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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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of San José full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The City of San Jose has great employees and their benefits are pretty great, too. There was a nice family atmosphere in the area in which worked.

    Cons

    Politics gets in the way too much, and it was disheartening to see so many really great people loose their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for the people who work under you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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