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City of Palo Alto, CA Reviews

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate I in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate I in Palo Alto, CA
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    I have been working at City of Palo Alto, CA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people that work here are amazing. The benefits are good. They leverage new technologies to make the work environment fun, engaging, and efficient.

    Cons

    Change is a very slow process and sometimes frustrating. Decisions are made only by upper management and staff cannot be trusted in their view. If you have an idea to make something more efficient, your idea will not be heard.

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City of Palo Alto, CA Interviews

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    Program Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at City of Palo Alto, CA (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    Typically your interview will be with a panel of 3-4 staff, including an HR person. The staff can be somewhat reserved but for the most part they are all very down-to-earth people. As with many positions, be yourself and do your homework online to know what the City requires for that position.

    Interview Questions

    • One question was: what would you consider an important "next" environmental concern that should be addressed now?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Minimal due to locked in union wages, although the level you are brought in can be negotiated.

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