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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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 Management

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

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    Good people, but unorganized.

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

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

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    What made working for the City of Santa a positive experience, were the wonderful employees I had the pleasure knowing.

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant II As-Needed in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant II As-Needed in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at City of Santa Monica California part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of wonderful people work for the City of Santa Monica. Great pay and benefits if you are able to become a full-time employee.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, bureaucracy, bureaucracy. If you are an innovative and creative person the environment can easily become stagnating. Change is slow to come by, if it ever even makes an appearance.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with employees who work on the ground level. They are a great resource because they see what happens when policy is put into effect. Ask them questions about problems they perceive or have gleaned from customers, how processes can be improved, and an new ideas that can vastly improve existing programs. Troubleshooting should be a two-way street, so brainstorm together utilizing constructive dialogue.


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