San Antonio
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Sheryl Sculley

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Loved working for the City. Great benefits

    Program Manager (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsCity has dedicated employees that accomplish a great deal.

    ConsLots of red tape for purchasing, contracting and administration

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake employee feedback seriously

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn but very political and a lot of favoritism towards certain people

    Senior Management Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsVariety of work, lots to learn for new graduates and undertsand the inner workings of how government works. Exposure to political decision making and also opportunity to know the movers and shakers of the town. Job also comes with a satisfaction that you are truely helping citizens. Benefits are decent but salaries are not competitive per the work required.

    ConsFavoritism bordering on discrimination within departments, no real career improvement opportunities, work with recognition only awarded to workers that know how to butter up the bosses, no real recognition to hard working employees, money is not worth the work that is expected, encouraged to work after hours, take work home or work on weekends- without any extra comp time or over time. Every action is micro-managed and managers do not take any responsibility when something goes wrong, blame the employee!

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage and promote employees beyond those who you personally like, extreme lack of motivation and recognition for hard workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too little emphasis on job performance, too much on "endurance"

    Management Analyst (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGood benefits package. The health insurance especially was really good when I worked there. Great retirement co-contribution with a 2-1 match.

    ConsNo culture of rewarding performance. Too many staff are promoted based on the time served rather than their performance. This promotes mediocrity in mid-level leadership positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people based on merit, not endurance. Change the rules for promotional job raises.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Office Assistant (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    Prosnice people to work with met my expecations

    Consnothing bad was all good

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    Not a good place to work

    Dominos Pizza (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsFree food, a place to work

    ConsThey have a hard time being able to afford employee's

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease listen to your employee's

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    Good Place to Work, Depending on Your Specific Working Environment and the People

    Senior Management Analyst (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    Pros- Good benefit package
    - If you perform, you tend to get pay boosts most years on an annual basis
    - Solid job security for most positions
    - Good advancement potential since San Antonio is a growing city (the jobs are always more plentiful when the economy is good)
    - Generally a well-structured government entity which supports and listens to its employees

    Cons- I've been involved with positions with terrible supervisors who killed employee morale for large numbers of employees (happening right now in the Parks Department)
    - Health care costs have risen over the years and will continue to rise due to a relatively unhealthy City employee workforce.

    Advice to Senior Management- Make sure there are no rotten eggs in the management sector. Favoritism needs to stop, and can happen in many areas of the city.
    - For professional workers, strongly consider an evaluation-based system where employees can work from home 4-6 hrs per week. Morale will improve greatly & performance will as well (tracked by a COSA evaluation system). This is necessary to compete with a private sector which is pulling our best employees away by allowing them to work from home.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Meh, another city job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsEasy work, easy work, boring work

    ConsManagement makes questionable decisions in regards to quantity over quality

    Advice to Senior Managementsafety over politics

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting time to work here!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat staff at all levels that are always looking to improve business practices and customer experience. Management and culture is very encouraging of personal and professional growth. Good benefits.

    ConsBudget constraints limit available resources at times and cause salaries in certain fields to be lower than industry standard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep providing professional development and encouragement to employees. They are your greatest resource in making San Antonio a top-notch City for residents and industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good summer experience at San Antonio Parks and Recreation.

    Pool Supervisor (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsExposure to running a facility. - Scheduling, training, customer service, safety, and supply procurement.

    ConsIt was difficult to get required working supplies from upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupply options for area and pool managers to compete in producing the best possible safety, sales, and user experiences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    enjoyed it

    Risk Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    Prospeople and friendly enviroment around everyone

    Consthe pay is not that much but people make up for it

    Advice to Senior Managementwork hard

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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