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Great place to work

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Lifeguard  in  Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Lifeguard in Santa Monica, CA

I have been working at City of Santa Monica California

Pros

Friendly staff
Flexible
Caring management
Up beat
Great pay

Cons

upper mobility is currently stagnant

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Department Director needs Mgmt Training

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at City of Santa Monica California

    Pros

    unbeatable benefits & pension, hard to get fired, city likes to promote from within.

    Cons

    dept director played favorites and promoted her "pets" while failing to appreciate the employees who actually did all the hard work. lots of office politics with tattletelling and gossiping. only relevant for 1 dept but makes me not want to go back to this city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to be fair to your employees, especially those who work hard and make your dept successful, rather than spending your time gossiping and promoting those who kiss your butt. learn to handle your employees so you get the most of each qualified employee.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consider the City of Santa Monica.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Permit Specialist  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Permit Specialist in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at City of Santa Monica California

    Pros

    AMAZING benefits. Friendly, supportive atmosphere. Great geographical location. Very fair, if not generous, wages/salaries.

    Cons

    Hard to move up if you start at a bottom level position. Serving a diverse public like the residents of Santa Monica can be very challenging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate talent from within the organization more effectively than is done now.

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