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San Jose Public Library Reviews

Updated August 3, 2018
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  1. "Library Aide"

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    Former Employee - Library Aide
    Former Employee - Library Aide
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Jose Public Library part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid-back environment, work comes easy and stays easy. Coworkers loved working with each other. I enjoyed a small pay raise.

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous, so if you are looking for a constantly engaging job this is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my opportunity to work here, and was it not for returning to college, I would have loved to stay.


  2. "Overall great company"

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    Former Employee - Librarian
    Former Employee - Librarian
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Jose Public Library full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great mission, lots of room to grow, great co-workers, as a librarian you get a lot of chances to create programs, outreach and connect with the community

    Cons

    can be difficult to move into management positions, under staffing is a big issue because people often leave for FT positions, PT staff is over worked, big system wide projects are often not communicated with all staff

  3. "Library Page mostly do shelving, Mhan and customer services."

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    Current Employee - Library Page in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Library Page in San Jose, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at San Jose Public Library part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Good work environment
    ton of room to grow

    Cons

    There is a limit of how much you can work every week


  4. "Library Aide"

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    Current Employee - Library Aide in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Library Aide in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose Public Library part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are flexible, schedules are predictable and can work around your schedule.

    Cons

    There is a min/cap on hours.


  5. "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best customers around. Loved helping people of the community.

    Cons

    Difficult to grow out of your role because of the politics within the system.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at San Jose Public Library part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have enjoyed working here for more than 3 years. It is a great environment to workand communicate with community.

    Cons

    Limit hours for part-time staffs


  7. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at San Jose Public Library part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun job, good opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Government policies made it difficult to accomplish the tasks at at had.

  8. "Great place to work. Okay benefits."

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    Current Employee - Library Assistant
    Current Employee - Library Assistant
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at San Jose Public Library full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security. There is a lot of room for growth. Many people start as a page or aid and work their way up. Great pay.

    Cons

    Benefits are okay for full-time employees, and terrible for part-time staff. This includes part-time benefited staff.


  9. "Volunteer at SJPL"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in San Jose, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice People and nice evironment

    Cons

    Not a bad place to work at all

    Advice to Management

    Nice attitude and cool stuff


  10. "Best flexible and laid back environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at San Jose Public Library part-time

    Pros

    The hours are super flexible so it's great if you're a student or have two jobs. The duties are really not stressful at all. You don't take your work home with you. The people there are mostly really friendly and down to earth. It's quite a fun and friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Working with lazy people who don't pull their weight can mean more work laid out for you. However, that goes with any work place really.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things equal and fair between employees. Don't make it okay for employees to slack off. Speak up and actually manage your employees when it's necessary.


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