San Antonio Reviews in San Antonio, TX

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Loved working for the City. Great benefits

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Take employee feedback seriously

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

    I have been working at San Antonio full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Supervisor in San Antonio, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Receptionist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Antonio, TX

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at San Antonio full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at San Antonio as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice people to work with met my expecations

    Cons

    nothing bad was all good

  9.  

    Not a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Dominos Pizza in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Dominos Pizza in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at San Antonio part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, a place to work

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your employee's

  10.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Management Analyst in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at San Antonio full-time (more than 5 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh, another city job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at San Antonio full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work, easy work, boring work

    Cons

    Management makes questionable decisions in regards to quantity over quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    safety over politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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