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East Bay Regional Park District Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. "Gate Attendant"

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

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and supportive staff

    Cons

    could get really slow at times

    Advice to Management

    Good job keep it up


  2. "Good overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to work with people who really love their jobs and know what they are doing. A very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Working for a special district comes with a lot of responsibilities and making sure you're accountable to the public. So if you aren't ready for that, not a good place for you

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to know what is going on in upper management more often. There is a lack of communication at times and different departments suffer because of it


  3. "Best placed ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to grow, very loyal

    Cons

    Not having enough positions to be promoted to .


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  5. "Graphic Designer"

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

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a Union shop. There is job security.

    Cons

    This is a Union shop and "special district" government agency. Salaries, benefits and cost of living are negotiated by the Union with management. Employees have taken a big hit since 2007 and the salaries have not kept pace with private companies.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind. Do the right thing.


  6. "LifeGuard 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work on a lake all day.

    Cons

    The staff is terrible to work with and the upper management has their heads were not screwed on tight. I dont know what else to say it was dumb.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop being military when all were doing is working as lifeguards. No need to be jerks.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don't believe the hype"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Beautiful parks and natural resources.

    Cons

    Below market pay. Poor worker morale. Eroding benefits. No end in sight. Run don't walk away unless you are desperate.

    Advice to Management

    Attract better talent. Lose the 1960s way of administration. New website and hip social awareness only gets you so far. The bones are weak.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, paid education.

    Cons

    Would schedule for hours and then call off later. Irritating. Union dues are also the same no matter hours worked. So if you work 4 hours in a period for any reason you'll lose over half your paycheck to the union.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Summer Job, good pay for summer

    Cons

    Sexist, rules are absurd for the type of work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the rules


  10. "Lifeguard 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at East Bay Regional Park District part-time

    Pros

    High pay for a lifeguard.

    Cons

    Facilities are frequently closed due to blue green algae which can mean fewer hours and increased travel.


  11. "Nice place to work."

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

    I have been working at East Bay Regional Park District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work around nature.
    Pay is pretty good.
    Manager is awesome.

    Cons

    Have to enforce a couple silly polices that can make things a bit odd when dealing with people.


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