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City of Napa, CA Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "Good City Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA

    I worked at City of Napa, CA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good vacation, good benefits, good salary

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement, as is true with many government jobs


  2. "Good People, Not so good politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Napa, CA full-time

    Pros

    Other coworkers are good people, you get decent benefits and decent salary, bosses do seem to care about you as a person

    Cons

    Like any public agency you have to serve the politicians, and you are constantly responding to upset citizens, there is never any praise from the public

    Advice to Management

    Just keep trucking, try to keep the public happy, don't be afraid to tell the politicians when something doesn't make any sense

  3. "Great internship opportunity!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Napa, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Napa, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Napa, CA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I did this as a high school senior, and it was a great opportunity to meet and work with urban planners. I learned a lot about office politics, local government, as well as other useful skills such as data mining, writing proposals and reports, office etiquette. I would encourage other high school students to apply.

    Cons

    It was more demanding than the typical high school internship. It takes about 80 hours, so it takes some serious time management skills to do this along with school, extra curriculars, and SAT prep courses.


  4. "Good people, but they're not all pulling in the same direction."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of Napa, CA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of dedicated employees who really care about the mission. In addition, there are a few shining stars, who I kept expecting would get snapped up by recruiters and other agencies.

    Cons

    They said they wanted change and forward movement, but they wanted to hold on to the past more. Not nearly enough diversity in the employee population.