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"Learned a lot, but very negative culture"

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Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA

I worked at City of San José as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Worked directly with very intelligent leaders
Very fair compensation
Flexible hours as an intern

Cons

Poor office culture, senior management did not do a lot to raise it

Other Employee Reviews for City of San José

  1. "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


  2. "Cashier, open new accounts, provide customer service."

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    Current Employee - Library Clerk in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Library Clerk in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of San José part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay with benefits even as a part time employee. Great if you are in college.

    Cons

    Lays offs are done frequently.

    Advice to Management

    NA

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