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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Glendale

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough hours or compensation provided.

    City of Glendale2016-05-12
  2. "Marketing/Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at City of Glendale full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to use creativity and ideas as long as they align with city's objectives.

    Cons

    Too many silos between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Need to continue to communicate with employees throughout organization.

    City of Glendale2017-11-13
  3. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Glendale

    Pros

    Civil Service job with great benefits and competative salary. Would recommend for employment. Nice comfortable offices and some supportive staff

    Cons

    Employees in positions they are not qualified for. Management needs to be trained ad proved proper training to all staff as needed

    Advice to Management

    Provide thorough training and avoid nepatism.

    City of Glendale2017-09-24
  4. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at City of Glendale full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement in most departments

    City of Glendale2017-07-10
  5. "Temporary Summer job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Glendale part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment where staff becomes very close and builds long term friendships

    Cons

    Small age and experience gap between supervisory staff and general staff which causes management problems because everyone gets treated differently based on friendship between staff and supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Draw the line between staff and supervisors for better customer service and work output.

    City of Glendale2017-03-01
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Glendale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance, supportive staff and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Little room for growth and must rely on competitive grants to continue to exist.

    Advice to Management

    More professional development for staff

    City of Glendale2017-02-08
  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Glendale full-time

    Pros

    Good people. You get to dip your hands into a lot of different things. Department heads are very accessible. If you play your cards right, it's easy to feel like you're making an impact.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. This is true of most jobs in government, but it's easy to get lost in the shuffle when you're at the bottom. Low pay and minimal upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Don't discount the talent of young people. We are eager to learn and grow if given a mentor. Often, mid-level and senior leadership need some encouragement to remain engaged too.

    City of Glendale2017-01-11
  8. "City of Glendale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Glendale full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement. Multiple avenues for employee conflict resolution

    Cons

    Extremely political with management poised to cut employees down so they can keep their status and advance further in their career paths. Not at all a meritocracy. Make sure you know your rights and be on the right at all times. Keep your ears to the ground to be aware of the political climate and keep yourself circulated making new useful alliances at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Cull your ranks of people without ability or education. Take employee complaints serously

    City of Glendale2016-10-09
  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Glendale for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, great co-workers, close to home

    Cons

    Pay, Advancement - Lack of both

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your internal staff before going outside to hire; you would be surprised the amount of wealth and knowledge your current employees have.

    City of Glendale2016-06-21
  10. "Bad experience for a new hire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at City of Glendale full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • 4/10 work week • Good location • Acceptable benefits

    Cons

    • No training plan for new hires and absolutely no training materials provided. • Poor communication within the department and with other departments. • Outdated technology with frequent outages. • NO STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES DOCUMENTATION.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate some of the funds spent on the background investigations during the hiring process to creating a training program and training materials.

    City of Glendale2016-07-23
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