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  1. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Circulation Attendant Library in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Circulation Attendant Library in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly, especially the HR department.

    Cons

    Hardly any raises were ever given.

    Advice to Management

    Consider given more benefits to part time staff.


  2. Misery, Red Tape & Dead Ends

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    Former Employee - Library Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Library Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at San Antonio part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck were always on time, holidays you always had off, could always count on getting exactly at end of shift

    Cons

    Where do I start! Apathetic big wigs who treat us "little people" as mere machines. What little perqs I had at the start of my empliyment were steadily chipped away in an effort to do as little as humanely possibly forbtheirbemloyees, in particular the Part Timers.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire people that can actually pass as a marginally decent human being that don't treat their subordinates like garbage.


  3. I worked for the Mayor of San Antonio.

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    Former Intern - The Mayor's Office in San Antonio, TX
    Former Intern - The Mayor's Office in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at San Antonio as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The San Antonio government has some top talent - a lot of people who care about the city and are trying to make it better. In particular, the collaboration between the city government and businesses and non-profits in the area is very collaborative. Encouraging.

    Cons

    Low-skill labor. I worked over the summer and everything was pretty slow and basic.

    Advice to Management

    I would make the work more dynamic (read: hard) and also ramp up social engagements amongst staff.


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  5. Good place to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Aide in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Library Aide in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Antonio part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the management keeping employees up to date on changes.

    Cons

    I think there should have been a little more communication.

    Advice to Management

    I did not receive any opportunities for growth.


  6. Slow Path

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    Current Employee - Therapist/Counselor/Social Work in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Therapist/Counselor/Social Work in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at San Antonio full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are jobs available but it is best that you have a profession to seek employment.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is having the ability to speak more than one language, bilingual.

    Advice to Management

    Its best to have a regular routine for working, be on time tardiness is definitely observed as a negative and always be a team player.


  7. Helpful (2)

    My experience with the City of San Antonio has been fulfilling, and rich.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Antonio full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is always room for advancement. Many departments for upward opportunity. Set coming in time, and set time to leave, in most positions.

    Cons

    Some challenges include bureaucratic attitudes, favoritism, many times it's who you know, not what you know.

    Advice to Management

    It's not always good business practice to focus only on business. It's how you make people feel, balance is a must.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Receptionist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Antonio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of hours, plenty of overtime, the pay was alright and it's fast paced so you're always busy

    Cons

    Nobody cared about the patients just the money especially the doctors


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at San Antonio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety 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.

    Cons

    Favoritism 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 Management

    Encourage and promote employees beyond those who you personally like, extreme lack of motivation and recognition for hard workers.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Antonio full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 Management

    Promote people based on merit, not endurance. Change the rules for promotional job raises.


  11. Loved working for the City. Great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Antonio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    City has dedicated employees that accomplish a great deal.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape for purchasing, contracting and administration

    Advice to Management

    Take employee feedback seriously



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