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Port of San Diego Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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Port of San Diego President and CEO Randa Coniglio
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Pros
  • I also enjoy and appreciate our 9/80 work schedule, especially now that everyone is off on the same day (in 7 reviews)

  • There is an alternative work week schedule which is nice when you want to take a long weekend away (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Trust me though, the cons are difficult to come up with (in 2 reviews)

  • I know we can't be like the private sector but we need to try to accomplish projects and tasks in a more expeditious manner (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "The Port"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of San Diego full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great bunch of people to work with and the fact that you work down by the bay is always a plus

    Cons

    the building is old cold and needs a complete remodel.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to mangement. Everything is just peachy.


  2. "Antiquated Government Agency Turning Progressive"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of San Diego part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule (9/80 work hours)
    - The internship expands opportunities and network for future employment
    - Tidelands offer a beautiful scenery for a work place
    - The Port is at the forefront of sustainability and technology, right along side the City of San Diego, making it an exciting time for innovation integration but still not quite there yet

    Cons

    - Though scenery is beautiful, you cannot appreciate it from majority of offices and conference rooms
    - Processes in government agencies are antiquated
    - Not enough cross-departmental collaboration (intention is there but performance is low)
    - Public awareness of Port is minimal or negative
    - Staff, particularly in public-facing departments such as marketing, maritime, parking, etc. are aging and do not have strong understanding of today's exponentially shifting markets

    Advice to Management

    Listen to intern advice! They are young and progressive-minded and their ideas should not be shunned just because it was "always done that way"

  3. "General Services Department Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Port of San Diego part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, safe working environment, & excellent communication between crews

    Cons

    Hours usually not flexible for full time students.

    Advice to Management

    offer more flexibility to students who do not wish to be full time workers.


  4. "Ok employer. Benefits are weak"

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

    I have been working at Port of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Every other Friday off. Casual dress most of the time.

    Cons

    Lame benefits. Mid to low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Make benefits better and higher salary.


  5. "Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Getting every other Friday off

    Cons

    Currently, just about everything else

    Advice to Management

    Less lip service and more action on making this a better place


  6. "Great workplace, strong potential, but struggling with its own identity."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Good healthcare, on-site gym, every other Friday off, and most importantly, a legitimate desire to improve all aspects of the work environment and organizational operations.

    Cons

    Executive leadership needs improvement, lots of dead weight that have stuck around to keep their pension and now counting down to retirement, struggling to retain quality new hires mostly due to heavy work loads and conflicting goals.

    Advice to Management

    There are lots of new ideas circulating around all the time and that's just the nature of business, but a house is built from the ground up. So get Information Technology up to date and functional, reconsider the infrastructure maintenance program, focus on improving the government and community relations department to strengthen the organization's participation at the regional and state level, and please take a real close look at HR.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent, like the people and close to the water.

    Cons

    Not appreciated, over worked.

  8. "Great place to be with room to grow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of San Diego full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New ideas are considered. People are thinking up new ideas each day.

    Cons

    Salary at some positions could be better.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of San Diego full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and great work environment.

    Cons

    My commute, wish I lived closer.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Some great changes have been happening and the culture is improving.


  10. "Great organization / Likes external new hires"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Port of San Diego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great organization and great employee benefits - location, gym, cafe, great people. Very rewarding place to work with variety of projects to work on.

    Cons

    High learning curve for new employees. HR doesn't like to promote current employees because then they have to back fill the lower position and create more work for themselves. Hiring from the outside constantly creates a lot of confusion during the 6-12 month learning curve for the new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Many hourly employees have been in the same job for many years. Many have degrees and with some extra courses would make great managers. Management should receive 360 reviews annually from their employees and be open for feedback.


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