City of San José - My overall experience is positive, for the most part. I have no personal axe to grind. | Glassdoor
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"My overall experience is positive, for the most part. I have no personal axe to grind."

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Former Employee - Marketing, Communications and Public Outreach Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Marketing, Communications and Public Outreach Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at City of San José full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The majority are very hard working staff
Many departments are family friendly
Some departments will allow a minimal amount of work from home option
Medical benefits are good
Personal growth is dependent upon the individual

Cons

-Staff works hard, too many people have left so the work has tripled and salaries are not commensurate.
-The current Mayor, Chuck Reed has single-handedly demotivated the entire staff. The culture has fallen substantially from where it used to be and people are leaving because they no longer trust key decision makers. The City has lost really good staff, people who have valuable, historical knowledge.
-The Office of Employee Relations has a terrible reputation for intimidation and handling situations very poorly.

Advice to Management

ALL key executives, from the Mayor's office to the City Manager's office to Directors and middle management need training, especially in how to handle conflict, how to manage more effectively

Other Employee Reviews for City of San José

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A place for people who want to retire on the job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of holidays and days off. Many departments to transfer to

    Cons

    Too many lazy people spending their days on social media, personal calls and personal business.

    Advice to Management

    Need to layoff half of the staff and actually make people work. Too many people with very little to do


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at City of San José full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The City of San Jose has great employees and their benefits are pretty great, too. There was a nice family atmosphere in the area in which worked.

    Cons

    Politics gets in the way too much, and it was disheartening to see so many really great people loose their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for the people who work under you.

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