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"Best place I had work in a while"

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Former Employee - Student Design Trainee II in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Student Design Trainee II in San Francisco, CA
Recommends

I worked at City and County of San Francisco full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Good Team work, great environment, a chance to learn in different aspect of your career, best compensation for interns in the market

Cons

The City not always has positions available in the area that you are working on so after 6 great months of contract/work, you will have to move on and find a new job

Advice to Management

Create more positions for interns who gave their heart and soul to their projects

Other Employee Reviews for City and County of San Francisco

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Conservative and politicized bureaucracy managing a city of innovative people."

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City and County of San Francisco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For those interested in making government work, San Francisco has potential to be a great place for innovation in local government practice because the city is uncommonly rich and the culture of the people supports progressive causes and risk-taking. Great compensation and benefits. City government has ample resources to try new things.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is heavily politicized. Advancement in management is earned primarily by doing the bidding of the mayor's administration. Current city administration risk-averse and obstructs or even penalized efforts at innovation. Agencies fragmented and silo-ed. Strong unions and civil service protections limit performance management. IT systems not up to par with contemporaries. High levels of waste and patronage. Parochial and often ignores emerging best practices.

    Advice to Management

    Give risk takers more space and support for innovation. Hold employees accountable for the lack of performance. Stop patronage handouts to connected but ineffective community based organizations.


  2. "Overall enlightening"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at City and County of San Francisco as a contractor

    Pros

    They offer interesting jobs and good opportunities. Leadership was okay, depending on who you are working with.

    Cons

    Other employees may not be as qualified, leading you to pick up slack. Environment was okay though.

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