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City of Santa Clara Reviews

Updated October 19, 2016
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  1. "Processes"

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    Former Employee - Clerical in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Clerical in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Santa Clara (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The HR Director is extremely professional and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    The systems used at the city whether they are technological or processes in general need to be overhauled.

    Advice to Management

    Need to use modern technological tools to speed up your processes.


  2. "Miserable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Division Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Other employees are nice and work hard

    Cons

    Uninspired leadership abuses employees, takes credit for employees hard work

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  3. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    friendly coworkers
    opportunities to attend gov job fair
    flexible working hours
    payed intern

    Cons

    routine work/ basic data construction


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  5. "Great Place to Work as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Santa Clara full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Staff is friendly, areas are clean, and rules are well-enforced, but not overly so, resulting in an atmosphere where people can learn, have fun, and practically never have to be rescued.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement could be better, but the lack of them is understandable due to the limited number of management positions available and the same management staff returning year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The relaxed, stress free work environment is one that I definitely wish existed elsewhere.


  6. "Recreation Leader III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at City of Santa Clara part-time

    Pros

    Family feel, small community, pot lucks, vacation time. If you like working with kids this place is great to work at.

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to get over 20 hours. There aren't a lot of cons about this place, its a great place because it has a community feel to it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Library Page (As-Needed)"

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

    I have been working at City of Santa Clara part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly coworkers, (mostly) friendly patrons, some upward mobility. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for full time employment. The same work is being done by a larger amount of as-needed employees (benefits are expensive) who frequently work at multiple libraries. The work is being scaled down - librarians (~$38/hr) now often work with library assistants at the desk (~$25/hr). What were previously library assistant duties are sometimes replaced with pages ($10/hr). An overall decrease in funding for staff, and increase in funding for books/other materials. This is a trend for many libraries in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep metrics on your current employees - some of them are doing little/no work while they're at work! Reward the ones that do; just because paying for staff seems expensive, doesn't mean corners should be cut at every opportunity.


  8. "City of Santa Clara offers opportunity"

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

    Pros

    The City was an excellent place to work. Coworkers are friendly and professional. Classes are available expand your knowledge of internal networks/systems are a great resource to promote advancement. Assignments can sometimes

    Cons

    The work load can be heavy from time to time. Additionally, it's a municipal government so the work place environment/atmosphere may not be for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    A greater diversity of tasks, once the more basic routine tasks are accomplished. Otherwise, it is a welcoming and challenging environment that I would recommend.


  9. "Recreation Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of the people who work here are really fun. It's nice to work for people who are actually trying to provide services for their community and not just trying to push a product for a profit.

    Cons

    As you may expect, there's a lot of bureaucracy and things can get pretty disorganized. Also, there are some budgetary issues that lead to unfair hiring practices


  10. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    supportive staff, nice and friendly people

    Cons

    location, dealing with the public.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  11. "My experience working as an As Needed employee with the City and it has been fantastic."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I had all the tools that I needed to perform my job duties. The management and coworkers were more than willing and available to assist me with my questions. Everyone worked really well together and there was a lot of respect.

    Cons

    Some of the procedures needed to be revamped, and the change was a little slower than what I was used to. However, the managers were aware and we working as hard as they could. They were amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Continue to care for your employees because you have the best of the best.



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