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San Jose, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1846
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Do you know the way to San José? If so, you're probably a high tech worker, and hopefully one with a salary to match its real estate prices. The city, with a population of more than one million, is known for its Silicon Valley location and ... Read more

City of San José Reviews

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
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    I worked at City of San José full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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City of San José Interviews

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    Environmental Inspector Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at City of San José (San Jose, CA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with a rude customer? Tell us a time you had to make a difficult decision.   1 Answer
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