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City of San José CEO Sam Liccardo
Sam Liccardo
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work-life balance (excluding Budget Office)(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with and the opportunity to make a difference with the community(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay is less than most similar employers, pension is good because we pay so much out of pocket into it(in 9 reviews)

  • "The department was rather backlogged when I was there (they were playing catch-up after losing some personnel during budget cuts)(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Airport Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Airport Operations Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of San José full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Retirement, good pay + overtime, work/life balance

    Cons

    24 hour rotating shifts --> schedule may change due to manning levels.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    City of San José2019-04-25
  2. "Good job with decent pay and benefits - perfect for college students"

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    Current Employee - Rental Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of San José part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Make your own schedule (around school) , generous vacation time, Pretty good hourly pay without college degree requirements, work up to 34 hours a week for a part time role.

    Cons

    Very Customer service heavy role

    City of San José2019-05-02
  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of San José full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I love working at the City

    Cons

    Maybe hard for some people to promote up

    City of San José2019-04-08
  4. "Good work..."

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    Former Employee - Recreation Leader 

    I worked at City of San José part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and best part of the job is being able to serve the community

    Cons

    Compensation is okay... pay is pre-determined on scale.

    City of San José2019-03-11
  5. "Recreation Leader"

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      Former Employee - Recreation Leader in San Jose, CA

      I worked at City of San José part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great way to get a job working for the city

      Cons

      No benefits and limited hours

      City of San José2019-02-28
    • "Fun yet challenging"

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      Current Employee - Staff Specialist 

      I have been working at City of San José full-time

      Pros

      Friendly staff, raises for merit/COLA, location

      Cons

      Staff needs better prioritization for projects as a lot of work gets backlogged.

      City of San José2019-02-26
    • "Good job for those in college"

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      Current Employee - Recreation Leader in San Jose, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at City of San José part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Flexible work hours, they work with your schedule

      Cons

      Max 1000 work hours per year.

      City of San José2019-03-05
    • "If you're looking for a forever career, you can find it here"

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        Current Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA

        I have been working at City of San José full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Paid time off. Paid holidays.

        Cons

        Each department is different. High turnover overall.

        City of San José2019-02-09
      • "Nice environment to work inside the city."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I have been working at City of San José for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Nice environment to work inside the city.

        Cons

        No benefits/bonus in a government entity.

        City of San José2019-01-21
      • "Great"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at City of San José

          Pros

          Flexibility and easy going . The place helps with the growth of student intern

          Cons

          Don’t sponsor and also it does not lead to a full time

          City of San José2019-01-12
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