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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Facility Attendant in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at City of Sunnyvale part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Awesome place to work, lots of fun

      Cons

      no cons really enjoy my job

      City of Sunnyvale2019-03-19
    • "Back Stabbing Galore!"

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      Former Employee - Office Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      High Pay, Nice park like location, easy parking

      Cons

      No Perks! Nothing is free, not even coffee. Women tear each other down. So much back stabbing and sabotage. When I first started a female co-worker trained me how to do everything wrong. I got picked on for doing things wrong even though I pointed out that was how I was trained. Sabotage! No one was kind or helpful. NOT a Team environment. Toxic and you can't trust anyone. A lot of insecure uneducated people hired on...

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      Advice to Management

      Give quality training to new hires! You're fostering low morale when you tell new hires to figure it out on their own. Ridiculous! Encourage team environments rather than fostering "that's not my job" attitudes. Encourage female praise and publicly compliment team members for their contributions. Stop the back stabbing and immature pettiness.

      City of Sunnyvale2019-03-26
    • Helpful (1)

      "Buckle Up for Your Countdown to Retirement"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at City of Sunnyvale part-time

      Pros

      I found the immigrant-dense Sunnyvale community to be so incredibly grateful for the services we provided. It brought me lots of joy and personal satisfaction to be enriching lives and making others happy. Also, my department really valued the fact that our jobs were non-exempt. This meant that we clocked in and out and took our breaks on time every time.

      Cons

      The management of this city is, for lack of a better phrase, a complete dumpster fire. There are so many levels of management that nothing new seems to ever get approved. Everything is running same-old-same-old, and I found the procedures to be monotonous and archaic—especially for Silicon Valley. I felt very un-listened to, and I often times felt like I was the only person there who actually cared about the improvement...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to your employees! If you want your employees to be happy and to reduce high turnover rates, listen to their feedback and ideas, and work with them instead of against them. We’re all supposed to be on the same team!

      City of Sunnyvale2018-12-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "City of Sunnyvale"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

      Pros

      Benefits, a place that allows you to try different jobs, good place to make a career

      Cons

      Short staffed, sometimes lack of communication, hard to move up/get raises

      City of Sunnyvale2018-11-08
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      "Great Employee Benefits"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at City of Sunnyvale full-time

      Pros

      -Great employee benefits: health insurance, paid leave, etc. -City strongly supports professional development opportunities and offers workshops and classes for City employees -Sunnyvale is growing with many development projects underway/projected, so it is a great place for those seeking to build and get their hands in on projects -Great community, great colleagues

      Cons

      -The City has it's heart in the right place but it's facilities, practices and procedures are dated -Heavy focus on being Big, Innovative and Competitive with surrounding cities, rather than focusing on the unique aspects of the community : quantity > quality, big splash > longterm solutions -Lots of turnover in recent years, creating vacuums and holes in workflow and direction

      City of Sunnyvale2018-06-26
    • "Awesome Place to Work"

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      Former Employee - Senior Buyer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at City of Sunnyvale full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I was always treated professionally, fairly and respectfully and given every opportunity to advance my skill set. The finance department is well run and has great leadership.

      Cons

      Housing affordability close to work is challenging

      Advice to Management

      Thank you for the opportunity to serve

      City of Sunnyvale2018-02-02
    • "Great Place to Work For"

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

      I have been working at City of Sunnyvale part-time

      Pros

      Love working for the City of Sunnyvale. Managers and supervisors are very helpful and kind, other employees are wonderful and helpful also. Positive environment!

      Cons

      Would like consistent hours for casual staff

      City of Sunnyvale2017-12-27
    • "Career Counselor"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at City of Sunnyvale part-time

      Pros

      Offered all employees (ages 20s to 70s) same levels of pay, supports, benefits. Pay based on experience, expertise, position. Considerate of family and personal needs at all ages and stages in life. Opportunities for advancement to all ages.

      Cons

      Worked there for 4 years and cannot think of any significant cons.

      City of Sunnyvale2017-10-14
    • "Mechanc"

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

      I worked at City of Sunnyvale full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good benefits...stable job....ability for job promotion

      Cons

      I would recommend applying to other city jobs...for many reasons

      Advice to Management

      Spend more effort in salary negotiations. ..terrible

      City of Sunnyvale2017-04-20
    • "ESD is wonderful"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at City of Sunnyvale full-time

      Pros

      I work with a great team in the Environmental Services Department...

      Cons

      Some people I have encountered in other divisions have not been so on top of it...

      City of Sunnyvale2016-05-15
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