City and County of San Francisco FAQ

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December 6, 2019

How are career development opportunities at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Great collaboration between departments and organizations

Cons

Scarce opportunities for improvement and career development

Scarce opportunities for improvement and career development

December 6, 2019

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April 23, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

- lots of financial resources - autonomy - opportunities for growth

Cons

- not a lot of opportunity for professional development and mentorship

not a lot of opportunity for professional development and mentorship

April 23, 2019

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April 27, 2019

How are promotions handled at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Great Benefits, good pay, no overtime, all holidays off

Cons

Strong hierarchy of positions, very difficult to move up unless you have an understanding and compassionate manager. Past promotions were mainly based on seniority, but new managers prefer favoritism to promote employees (or hire from outside).

Advice to Management

Trust your more senior employees and not allow favoritism to dictate promotions, but appreciate hard working employees and reward them. Do not hire incompetent managers who rule by fear and intimidation and would rather hire new employees than promote existing hard working employees.

Past promotions were mainly based on seniority, but new managers prefer favoritism to promote employees (or hire from outside).

April 27, 2019

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October 17, 2018

What is the feeling of job security at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Depending on the department and supervisor the experience can be great or mired in slow moving mediocrity. It's government. Benefits are very good, jobs are stable, and the opportunity to kove around is good.

Cons

It's government. Don't expect the latest tech or progressive remote work policies. Most departments are butt in seat. The facilities are generally old and worn with a few exceptions. Better like unions, because EVERY job is a part of one - and the rules of hiring, promotion etc can get confusing based on contracts.

Advice to Management

You're the city of start ups and innovation...if you want to keep the best and brightest (particularly in tech) you need to compete with the likes of Twitter and Google i n work policies and benefits. Mayor Lee was a friend and good boss, I left during his tenure. I also worked for Gavin Newsom and Willie Brown. Each administration brings new priorites and cu,ture..so I can't speak to London Breed's culture...I only work with her on the Board and well...city politics are brutal. We'll leave it at that.

Benefits are very good, jobs are stable, and the opportunity to kove around is good.

October 17, 2018

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