Lifeguard/WSI (Former Employee), Glendale, AZ – September 7, 2014
Being a lifeguard/WSI was the greatest job I have ever had. I met some really great people there, but also learned very important safety skills. I loved being out with the public and kids everyday. I really liked teaching swim lessons to little kids. It was so rewarding to see each and every kid improve on their swimming skills, along with knowledge – more... of water safety. The only really hard part about this job was to not get distracted with everything going on around you. It was so important to scan the water quickly yet efficiently to ensure every patron was safe. Being a lifeguard really inspired me to pursue my degree in Parks and Recreation Management. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Glendale, CA – July 21, 2014
Pros: good, helpful staff
Cons: was a temporary job
The reason I worked here was because of GYA program and I was immediately put in charge of an awards ceremony with everything that comes with it. I had to list the kids names, accomplishments, order necessary materials, and most importantly design the booklet. All this funds had to come from donations and so I had to call in previous and new possible – more... donors for financial help. – less
Fun workplace for a high school student as a summer job
Water Safety Instructor (Former Employee), Glendale, AZ – June 2, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, treated with respect and given responsibility, the water keeps you cool in the blazing sun
Cons: short breaks, no benefits, employees are disposable.
A typical day at work consisted of arriving at work at 0715 to prepare for teaching swim lessons. The teachers would then teach three to six swim classes with only a five minute break between each one. The classes varied on age of class and time of day and would require varying levels of hands on teaching. The management only seemed organized half of – more... the time because they tried to micromanage the work environment despite lacking experience on the job or asking for the worker's opinions. – less
Internship and Super Bowl Setup (Former Employee), Glendale, AZ – April 3, 2014
Pros: interesting people
Cons: temporary job
For our senior project we did an intern with the City of Glendale. Our project consisted of testing and setting up a computer network with Voice over IP (VoIP) implemented on it. We would run a series of tests with different Quality of Standard protocols to see how the data was effected on the network. Since VoIP operates best being seperated from other – more... types of network traffic we had to set up an additional network for that technology. – less
City of Glendale Parks Deptartment Great Work Experience
Gardener (Former Employee), Glendale, CA – December 4, 2013
Pros: great learning experience
Cons: not enough time in the world to learn more.
The greatest thing about being a landscape gardener in a park system is that it is not only "mow, blow and go."
You are primarily situated in a customer service oriented work environment. When it comes to the practical aspect of the job you are highly involved in an extremely variant job description of duties.
You will not only be involved in typical – more... lawn, tree and shrub maintenance but also of sports-field maintenance, building maintenance, irrigation maintenance and operation of large motor driven equipment as well.
The skill level of involvement goes above and beyond typical gardening. This includes a vast knowledge of horticultural and botanical practices.
You will more than likely be in charge of more than 1 or 2 employees which will require you to have great verbal communication skills and personnel problem solving skills as well.
My personal experience at The City Of Glendale Parks Department has been invaluable to me and am grateful to have had it. – less
Administrative Intern (Former Employee), Glendale, WI – August 4, 2013
I managed myself in this position and reported directly to the City Administrator. A typical day was spent researching statistics and interviewing department heads. I worked with department heads in multiple communities as many of their services were shared. The biggest challenge of this position was scheduling visits and interviews with department – more... heads with busy schedules. The most interesting part of this position was working with department heads from different communities and seeing how they worked together to complete a project. – less
Productive, was a nice employer to work for at one time.
Collections Representative (Former Employee), Glendale, AZ – April 4, 2013
Pros: they paid well, good benefits
Cons: constant budget problems, poor decision making from upper management
I worked Monday thru Friday 8:00 to 5:00, collect on delinquent water and Sales Tax accounts, set up payment arrangements, answer customer inquiries, assist co-workers, file and release liens, work on special projects. During my time there I have learned how to do billing adjustments, manually create statements for customers, use Microsoft Excel and – more... Word more effectively, make accounting adjustments to customer accounts for various reasons, file and release liens. I had an excellent manager who I worked under. This manager was easy to talk to, had an open door policy and would always see that any issues would be resolved. Unfortunately the management staff above my manager saw things in a different way. My co-workers were very professional, we always worked together well when need to and we all strived to get things done ahead of schedule and make the day as pleasant as we can for each other. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to assist the public and answer their questions and help my co-workers with any work assignments or projects. – less
A very well organized and respectable work environment to be in
Accountant I (Former Employee), Glendale, CA – October 27, 2012
The typical day was very busy yet quiet and fun. I've learned grant accounting and a new software: PeopleSoft. I enjoyed working with both my co-workers and management as together they created a very nice environment for productive work. The hardest part of the job was that many things were done not on daily or weekly but rather monthly basis slowing – more... the learning process a bit. The most enjoyable part of the job was having a lot of challenges and learning new things. – less
Fascinating municipal engineering projects on City facilities
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee), Glendale, CA – September 25, 2012
Pros: beautiful city with much opportunity
Cons: currently under budgetary austerity measures
I worked for the City of Glendale for almost 10 years on very exciting construction projects relating to their facilities. Glendale is a medium size City with a poplulation under 200,000 and less than 2000 City employees to serve them.
I was employed by the City in October 2002 as a Project Coordinator and retired in September 2012 at age of 51 as – more... a Senior Project Manager. My professional growth at this job had a lot to do with the exciting projects that came into my hands. Not the least of which was a FEMA sponsored project to retrofit a building with mechanical base isolators so that it may better resist horizontal earthquake forces.
The recent historically notable world economic crisis finally came to impact southern California and extended to the City of Glendale. Money to fund Capital Improvement Projects depleted to a handful. Accordingly, retirement incentives were provided to eligible employees. I was one of the employees that accepted the incentives. – less
Full Time Employee (Former Employee), Arizona – September 16, 2012
Pros: state retirement
Cons: complete disregard for employee health, well being or loyalty
City continues to make unsound business policies and forces employees to cover cost. Pay rates reduced in last 4 years while upper management gets raises Use Part-Time Temp employees to fulfill Full time management position with same expectations but a quarter of the price and no room for advancement due to HR policies So worried about media frenzy – more... caused by any previous "hidden" large projects, willing to sacrifice whole departments instead of allowing public be aware of these projects. – less