I worked at City of San José full-time (More than 10 years)
Ability to move around to a variety of different departments but stay with one consistent employer; employee trainings; ability to move up in the ranks and/or promote to more senior positions; steady employment with good benefits.
No merit increases or independent pay scales bases on personal abilities and/or performance; poor morale in some departments; pay for similar positions is better in (Silicon Valley) private sector; constant threat/fear of benefits being reduced or taken away, due to budget constraints.
Advice to Management
Find ways to recognize individuals for their independent performance and compensate based on merit/performance, to increase morale and provide incentives for excellence.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City of San José (San Jose, CA) in November 2017.
The Interview was with three ESD employees sitting on one side of a long conference table, and you sit on the other. There was a binder with 7 questions and the employees take turns asking you the questions.
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