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Sacramento Municipal Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits; convenient location (in 5 reviews)

  • Company tries to provides work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited room for growth as no one leaves (in 4 reviews)

  • Slow business and decision making culture (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sacramento Municipal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay/benefits/opportunity to do great work

    Cons

    Parking, only in Sacramento, takes a long time to get hired sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Well run


  2. "Over Rated"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sacramento Municipal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good salary, clean campus, nice facilities

    Cons

    long-standing, jealous and judgmental employees, slow moving, too proud to listen to recommendations, stagnant, moving up by favoritism and networking only, once you excel in an area it is difficult to transfer, better medial benefits in health industry

    Advice to Management

    Listen to input from more experienced employees, don't rest on your laurels, career path your employees so they can attain their goals, stop age discriminating, remove 'best fit' from hiring criteria (biased), hire the most qualified and experienced people based on their qualifications

  3. Helpful (1)

    "incompetent middle management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sacramento Municipal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    competitive salary, great benefits including pension, 401k matching and onsite-gym

    Cons

    company culture is not transparent because very little trust and collaboration here. Middle management lacks of management skill. Many managers are here for 10 or 20 years but don't know how to manage. Some micro manage and only care about moving up ladder. The company starts engagement survey but managers or directors who get low score consistently don't seem to be affected. In my opinion, incompetent management is the biggest reason for employee disengagement.

    Advice to Management

    empower your employees and they will do amazing work for you


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, not great."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer (Entry) in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer (Entry) in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sacramento Municipal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, 401k & $2,000 annual matching, 457(B), CalPers, health, dental, vision, short and long term disability, 3x salary life insurance.

    Cons

    Too pro green, solar, anti-nuclear, inept co-workers, too many high maintenance sensitive people, too hard to get your foot in the door.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Student Intern Job Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - STEM Student Staff Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - STEM Student Staff Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sacramento Municipal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Arguably one of the best companies in the entire Sacramento Area catered towards the development of student growth. They are extremely flexible with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Depending on the department you are working for there may be less more of less workload on average for you to handle as a student.

    Advice to Management

    Take the student assistant job to the next level and cultivate the students that you get to be the next generation of future SMUD employee that will take care of the company.


  6. "informatio technology"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, with coworkers always willing to help with anything you need.

    Cons

    Sometimes the culture is just too stagnant, not keeping up with current trends


  7. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good billing rate, definitely tempting to join.
    Full time employees not required to work. ( Third party consultants will do the job) as per my observation.
    I bet you will definitely leave the job by yourself quickly

    Cons

    worst work culture
    No transparency,
    Difficult environment to work as they treat contractors very badly.
    Immature

    Advice to Management

    They know everything.

  8. "Industry leadership within reach"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Demand Side Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Demand Side Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sacramento Municipal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, committed and bright people, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Leadership is struggling to figure out what the utility should be as energy markets are transforming. At risk of addressing competitive threats by erecting walls rather than leveraging strengths to compete in key areas in which the utility can be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to costs and net revenue, but pay equal attention to investments that will position the utility for the future.


  9. "A values driven workplace with emphasis on community and customers. Innovative for utility."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sacramento Municipal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Demonstrates values through actions. I appreciate the integrity in our business practices and focus on reliable and safe electricity, green energy, community enrichment, and low rates. Company tries to provides work/life balance. Benefits are cost effective; salaries are very good. Culture and caliber of employees are positive. New leadership training program provides tools for leading, managing, and maturing the culture.

    Cons

    The need to provide more service, reduce energy usage through efficiency programs, and keep costs low has increased workloads across the organization. Company needs prioritization criteria defined more clearly and better workload management. Some long-term supervisors and managers struggle with leadership as well as Workflow management practices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing good business criteria to evaluate day to day and project work. Rank order priorities to ensure most valuable work gets done. Evaluate current leaders to identify skill gaps (often people don't know what they are missing; they just do what's always worked to get the job done).


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back environment, very nice people as well. As an intern, I was definitely cared for.

    Cons

    Slow paced, not a lot of interesting projects as an intern


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