City of Santa Monica California

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Great city, high level of services to the community

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Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA

I have been working at City of Santa Monica California full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Active, participatory residents and council. Historically a world-wide environmental leader. Great leadership, thoughtful planning and a strong sense of purpose have proven that government can both lead and be fiscally responsible. Excellent location and diverse culture.

Cons

City leadership is no longer interested in leading. Untalented, "yes men and women" are put in many key management positions and won't make decisions unless the path is already paved. Fear of making mistakes is greater than willingness to do what needs to be done, impeding progress on virtually every front. Stagnation has set in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a risk. Make a decision. Have a vision and lead.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

22 Other Employee Reviews for City of Santa Monica California (View Most Recent)

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    Administrative Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Santa Monica California

    Pros

    Great people, fresh air, friendly environment, and everyone wants you to succeed.

    Cons

    No issues with working at the City.

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    Good people, but unorganized.

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    Current Employee - Web Developer/Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer/Designer in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at City of Santa Monica California as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are nice, and fairly competent in the tech arena, considering that it's a government institution.

    Cons

    Unorganized -- things take a long while to get done because of communication issues. Probably due to downsizing and cutbacks, they have the staff there trying to do too many things at once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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