San Jose Public Library Reviews

Updated August 8, 2015
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  1. Library Aide

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at San Jose Public Library part-time

    Pros

    The job is very simple, just shelving, sorting, and tidying. All the employees are very friendly. They are really flexible with the work hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes the smell can be very bad since we can't discriminate against others. Also, books and DVDs can become unorganized very quickly since it only takes one person to mess it up!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Treat all the employees with respect and they will work hard. Alternate duties so things don't become boring.


  2. times are changing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at San Jose Public Library full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    san jose public library has a lot of things going for it. new facilities, good staff and an appreciative customer base.

    Cons

    upward mobility is not good. administration has become very opaque. city politicos use the library as a tool and do not fund it as it should be funded.


  3. It was a great place to volunteer!

    Former Employee - Volunteer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose Public Library part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people and collaborating with them.

    Cons

    Even though it was a short term before the library closed, I gained a lot of experience.

    Advice to Management

    The library is a best place to start volunteering!


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  5. Okay Pay, Poor Communication

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    Former Employee - Library Aide in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Library Aide in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Decent Pay compared to similar part time jobs. While working you have time to yourself, aren't that busy and can just relax with music.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management was frustrating. Schedule would change without being informed of the changes and then being told you missed a day that you were never schedule for was very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Inform people of Scheduling changes before they happen. If someone works on Thursday and next day they are scheduled for is Monday but the schedule is changed on Friday and they aren't told, they are going to have a tough time making it in on Sunday if no one calls them.



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