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  1. "Good Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City Of Modesto part-time

    Pros

    Good People doing good work. People are very friendly and welcoming. Decent pay and benefits if you can get in full time.

    Cons

    Difficult to get past the red tape sometimes. Mostly end up being the middleman between management, the users and software vendors.

    Advice to Management

    Really need better communication to end users and need to modify hiring practices. There are too many under supported departments and overworked IT employees.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked as a temp in the Human Resources, Risk Management division. My bosses were welcoming to a temp, gave clear instructions for my work and were pleasant to work for.

    Cons

    Major transitions were underway in the department, so there was some disorganization, as one would expect.

  3. "Recreation Leader"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Leader
    Current Employee - Recreation Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City Of Modesto part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It looks good on a resume, management is generally respectful(though extremely ineffective), and there's a lot of really good, dedicated people that work here. The hours are generally steady.

    Cons

    The pay is abysmal- I am paid minimum wage to manage a classroom of 30+ Jr. High students at a public junior high school. This should be a major embarrassment for the city. In addition, we are severely understaffed, and the children's education and safety is compromised as a result. Our students also suffer because of our ridiculous hour caps imposed by the City- we are not allowed to work more than 19 hours in a week, and these hour caps frequently force us to work off the clock, illegally. In addition, due to the hour caps, my co-workers frequently have to leave early. As a result, I have been forced to manage over 50 students on my own on a somewhat regular basis- this is a safety hazard and a liability. The management is ineffective and does not pay credence to our mistreatment. Rather than having extra time to plan and prepare our lessons, we are forced to attend idiotic meetings in which we are yelled at by our supervisor for being ineffective staff- what all of the supervisors fail to realize, however, is that the hour cap and poor rate of pay prevent us from truly dedicating ourselves to our work here. Many of us are balancing 3+ jobs and school in order to make ends meet- $140 a week for being an education professional, teaching a full classroom of students, is simply ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the hour caps, increase education requirements for new hires, and pay a living wage. The wages being paid to your education professionals are nothing short of shameful. Stop the ridiculous meetings and allow us time to sufficiently plan our lessons- for every needless and meaningless lecture that could be summarized in a 2 page email, I could have produced a week's worth of lesson plans. Due to your poor rate of pay, I simply cannot afford to take my work home and continue to plan my lessons without being paid.


  4. "Recreation leader (after school programs)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City Of Modesto part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun job in general, amazing kids, flexibility, they put our kids first.

    Cons

    Hour cap, pay isn't great, schedule changes.

    Advice to Management

    Please give your employees more consideration and empathy. The kids come first but the people who are caring for the kids come absolutely last.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Aide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Pay is way too low


  6. "One two three four five"

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    Current Employee - Service Worker in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Service Worker in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City Of Modesto (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back. Staff us nice. No micromanagement

    Cons

    Hours are scarce business us slow sometimes


  7. "Overall a great experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really enjoy working with my co workers and supervisors. I get to plan my day the majority of the time. Ok pay for the area.

    Cons

    Some policies are very limiting to streamlining records and making workers more efficient. Benefits have been gradually reduced over the last 6-8 years.

  8. "Proud of my career but glad to be done."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA

    Pros

    -The people.. Some real public servants
    -Training: frequent and on-going. (see exception below)
    -Equipment was very good.
    -Worked well with other agencies and departments.

    Cons

    -Constant budget cuts.
    -Expected to do more with less.
    -It seemed like the City Council frequently requested changes in focus based on the latest phone call from a citizen.
    -Too many ethics and workplace harassment classes. After one "bad apple" incident, we all had to be re-trained just to "CYA".

    Advice to Management

    (I was management)
    -Continue to listen to the folks on the front-line doing the work.
    -Train and care for your people.
    -Focus on core functions.


  9. "Lacking Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Ability to make a difference for citizens

    Cons

    No respect from exec. management or council.
    No reward for doing a good job.
    No resources to get the work done.


  10. "Computer Operator - City of Modesto"

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Modesto, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people.
    Hours that work well with college student's schedule.
    Opportunity to learn about many computer technologies.
    Decent salary for the type of position

    Cons

    None immediately come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    none


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