East Bay Regional Park District

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A medley of professionalism and high school 2.0 nonsense

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Former Employee - Lifeguard I/II in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Lifeguard I/II in Fremont, CA

I worked at East Bay Regional Park District part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The lifeguard pay is one of the highest paying high school wage and includes yearly COLA. Unionized and Organized, EBRPD pays meticulous attention to detail when it comes to employee paid trainings and patron satisfaction in its public parks.

Cons

The juvenile politics of the conflicted aquatics management are unnecessary and tarnish EBRPD's image as a whole. Hypocrisy and favoritism run rampant, particularly in the south where physical appearance is deemed an indicator of competence (namely that bulk = skill). Opportunity for advancement is based on ambiguous or non-adhered to factors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of aquatics management. Get a better pulse on your seasonal employees, it'll avoid the unpleasant situations you run into on a yearly basis with respect to... well... college party-related activities. Do exit interviews so you can learn from where to improve (you already do entry + interviews).

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Neutral Outlook

13 Other Employee Reviews for East Bay Regional Park District (View Most Recent)

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    One of the greatest places to work in bay area!

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    Former Employee - Naturalist in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Naturalist in Oakland, CA

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Secure, stable job with livable wage and great benefits. Great community of co-workers who care about each other. Many positions work outdoors protecting the environment or teaching about the natural and cultural history of the regional parks.

    Cons

    No shared half time positions for new mom's. Not flexible with work hours. Weekend work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Interpretive Student Aide II

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    Current Employee - Interpretive Student Aid in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Interpretive Student Aid in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nature! animals, working with kids, lots of free time, hiking at work

    Cons

    not much room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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