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Best place to build skills as an intern

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Current Employee - Fraud, Waste and Abuse Master Fellow  in  Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Fraud, Waste and Abuse Master Fellow in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Oakland as an intern for less than a year

Pros

They adjust your work pace and tasks to your skill level.
Very patient.
The management and every civil servant in the Auditor's office is friendly and takes the time to teach interns and provide guidance towards your future.
You dont do "busy" work. The auditor's office has a culture that the intern is there contributing to the mission of the department rather than courier from the nearby coffee shop

Cons

As an intern, I don't get paid.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Just keep on doing what your doing.

Recommends
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  1.  

    I Chaerge of working with commercial development projects

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Oakland

    Pros

    The people, residents are great and the City has enormous potential for quality of life and other amenities.

    Cons

    Old boys club mentality,not ready to make startegic changes to benefit at macro level. Politics, favoritism and not enough concensus among top managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on sustainable projects that will benefit the City and not individuals.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Oakland is just ok

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Oakland

    Pros

    Good pay and convenient location located just above the 12th St BART station.

    Cons

    There is a lack of knowledge sharing and willingness to change within the HR and Admin departments. I can't say how the others operate, but this was a serious issue in these two departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are way too many people being paid to do very little work. Especially in the HR and Admin departments.

    Disapproves of CEO
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