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Hayward Area Recreation and Park District Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  1. "Recreation Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hayward Area Recreation and Park District part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, good programs to work for, and lots of room for growth. You must take initiative to advance.

    Cons

    Pay only comes once per month. And there is a ceiling that you can reach when you work here, as there are only so many full-time positions.

    Advice to Management

    A two week pay-period should be considered for seasonal employees, as they can start a job just after a pay-period end date and thus not receive payment for over 6 weeks!


  2. "Which department you work for makes a vast difference in treatment as well as base pay and end of year compensation."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hayward Area Recreation and Park District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you work in a good department, you will be very happy with job satisfaction, pay, companies enthusiasm to provide third party training, temporary assignments and even internal sources to help career path and promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    If you happen to work in the wrong department, your start pay offer will be very low, raises and no bonuses are very low while very hard to achieve, growth opportunities are very limited and management treatment to those departments create a very negative working atmosphere while current employees in those departments are unhappy while harboring many resentments due to the vast differences between treatment, pay, promotion opportunities, company perks given, personal award opportunities and general willingness to work together as a healthy selfless team working towards a common goal to benefit individuals as well as everyone that is part of that particular department

    Advice to Management

    Please create and maintain consistent treatment between departments and treat your employees as assets and not just a number that you show resentment towards due to a necessary evil to run a company.

  3. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Hayward Area Recreation and Park District full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great supervisors and fun co-workers. When not on duty, there is no better place to chill and have good friends who care about saving lives. Plus, you are at a pool.

    Cons

    It is a physical and mental demanding job. You do have to do training to know techniques as well as strength. Mentally because you have to stay alert.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Golf Coure Caretaker in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Golf Coure Caretaker in Hayward, CA

    Pros

    to get medical and Retirement

    Cons

    have not get a raise in 7 year


  5. "The idea of the"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You feel great sense of pride in the work you do for the community. Coworkers are generally very pleasant and possess the same pride of purpose.

    Cons

    Compensation for duties is sub-par. Resources to get the job done are non-existent,. Upper management is rigid and does not embrace the present, let alone the future.

    Advice to Management

    You must embrace technology and enter the 21st century. The upper management is rigid, stale and in jeopardy of not attracting the young talent needed to make it thrive.