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October 17, 2018

What is working from home like 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.

Don't expect the latest tech or progressive remote work policies.

October 17, 2018

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July 2, 2019

How is the work/life balance at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Good work life balance and good benefits

Cons

Slow paced work environment, No flexibility

Good work life balance and good benefits

July 2, 2019

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April 27, 2019

What is overtime like 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.

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

April 27, 2019

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October 14, 2020

How flexible is your schedule working at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Stability. Since COVID, pretty good flexibility. Before that, no flexibility at all.

Cons

People take care of their friends and not their suboordinates.

Advice to Management

Put the people who report to you above your friends.

Before that, no flexibility at all.

October 14, 2020

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