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City of San José Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Upper management does not always know what they are doing, and blame others for mistakes (in 4 reviews)

  • Unsure since I don't have a full time position (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "The best part of my high school years."

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    Former Employee - Library Aide in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Library Aide in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of San José part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Valuable experience, great pay, reasonable workload. Made tons of friends here and was able to work in a calm environment.

    Cons

    The libraries tended to have tons of kids and patrons who were somewhat inconsiderate when it came to keeping the floor organized and respecting employees.

    Advice to Management

    You guys rock! Always very adaptive and flexible to employee needs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I love working for the city!"

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    Current Employee - Page in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Page in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of San José part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    All of my co-workers are a joy to work with and I have always felt welcomed.

    Cons

    There are time when the budget can be slim and the hours are not always the best. But overall a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management as always been nothing but fair and easy to talk to. If there is ever any problem in the workplace or with a coworker the issue is handled promptly.

  3. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great way to start your Future.

    Cons

    Dosent have the best pay rate for their employees.


  4. "Great people, great organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of San José (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting projects in a collaborative environment. Flexibility in balancing work/life. Amazing, smart co-workers who are passionate about what they do for the community.

    Cons

    Not enough resources but steadily improving since the recession.


  5. "Recreation Leader"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Leader
    Current Employee - Recreation Leader
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of San José part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love working with kids! and Love workin for the city. WIN-WIN for me.

    Cons

    I work part-time, so theres a cap with hours. Other than that, I haven't come across any major cons.


  6. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of San José part-time

    Pros

    Loved my time with the City. Great people and pay. My commute to work was 15 minutes at the most and I loved being downtown.

    Cons

    Really the only comment I have on the cons would be the homeless encampment next to city hall.


  7. "Good salary and benefits, but not the most exciting work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pleasant co-workers and good wages

    Cons

    There often seems to be a lack of imagination in how to approach projects and restrictions can make it difficult to try out innovative solutions.

  8. "Love the City"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional, Friendly Coworkers, Respectful, and accommodating. I love working for the city and I look forward to continuing my work in government in the future.

    Cons

    No cons at this time. It is an excellent place to work and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management other than to keep doing what you're doing. Support your employees and keep doing you!


  9. "Summer Intern - Department of Transportation"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at City of San José (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kind management and very simple work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is too boring.


  10. "Best Job"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Recreation Leader in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of San José part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Know what to expect
    Great pay
    Lots of support

    Cons

    Depending on job title your limited to contract hours per year


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