city of redwood city - Good line managers, but upper level management has a ways to go | Glassdoor
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"Good line managers, but upper level management has a ways to go"

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Former Employee - Administrator in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Administrator in Redwood City, CA
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Pros

The line managers and support staff are good. Overall, benefits are very good. Salaries lower than commensurate-level private sector jobs, but that's to be expected.

Cons

Some department heads are not as invested in outcomes & day-to-day workings of their departments as they should be, given that it's a reasonably small organization. Upper level management is about 50% -- some are "working" department heads and know their divisions well, others rely too heavily on line staff.

Advice to Management

Yes, you have to play politics -- it's part of working at a small City Hall. At the same time, you need to consider appropriate Customer Service for your citizens -- and professional growth for your staff. More work is needed on both counts.

Other Employee Reviews for city of redwood city

  1. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at city of redwood city part-time

    Pros

    Great experience working as a teen during summers when not in school

    Cons

    At first, did not expect to teach so many swim lessons, but grew to love them.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at city of redwood city full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great vacation package. Challenging work. Great people. Good mission. Great council. Great department head team. Good managers. Great atmosphere.

    Cons

    High contribution to PERS. Some former leaders were really weak and had to manage around them, but that has changed. I believe the leadership team is strong now.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce PERS contribution. Try to be more planful of growth and changes.

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