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Santa Clara, CA
501 to 1000 employees
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$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
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Santa Clara is a family oriented and business friendly city, with an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. In the heart of Silicon Valley, the City is located in Santa Clara County at the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south ... Read more

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    I have been working at City of Santa Clara full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, nice environment, and depending on your supervisor, great opportunities for growth and personal development. Management is working towards being more transparent with the community, which is a plus.

    Cons

    Some people are set in old operational procedures, which inhibits progress and evolution. Although the City has recovered from the economic downturn, some departments still seem understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency efforts; continue making your employees feel heard and appreciated to boost their morale. That is all.

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City of Santa Clara Interviews

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    Plans Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at City of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    They have posted the position three times and not filled it. The number of people who applied for the position started at 40 the first time they posted it and now it is down to 5 because many people know the position will not be filled.

    There are many stages in applying to the position. The first stage consisted of a written test of engineering and California Building Code questions.

    The second stage consists of a panel interview with questions like what you would do if someone altered one of your plan reviews. The panelists hated any answer I gave to most questions, even the technical questions.

    The third stage consisted of another group interview with the chief building official.

    The position was created without approval according to HR. They never responded back after the interview, so anyone who applies is wasting their time.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if your boss altered a set of plans you approved by placing a deadly life safety issue was placed on them?   1 Answer
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