Customer Service Clerk (Former Employee) – Transportation Dept / Customer Service – March 1, 2016
Fast paced upbeat environment with great people to work with, and there's always more to learn. Classes for self advancement are always available for employees via email wich is awesome. The hardest part about this employer is my assignment ending.
Technical Specialist (Former Employee) – Pasadena, CA – December 7, 2015
As I worked in a department of 80 employees; it wasn't difficulty to be able to get along well. Our department consist of carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, mechanics, management and secretaries. We understood that we are human beings which lead to team players. This created a fun and enjoyable work environment. Sure there were disagreements but there was mutual respect for one another as human beings. We had weekly committee meetings such as Management, Employee Advisory, and Organizational Training, etc. We became familiar with each section job responsibilities in case of short coverage. The meetings kept us focus on the "Big Picture". You know, the organizational vision and value. Every job responsibility exerts a high level of effort and perseveres towards goal attainment.
Employee Appreciation Day, parties, extra day off, free lunches, promotions
answer phone, service public, and contractors, I have learned how to issue city licenses, business licenses., The manager was to much of a push over, they would just run over her. So of my co-workers in the office were ok, The hardest thing for me was to know where I stood as a assistant manager ( Sr. Office assistant)., I enjoyed getting to know my customers and contractors.
Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) – Pasadena, CA – August 19, 2015
Working for the City of Pasadena was a very big challenge. The city is extremely busy from January 1st to December 31st. There was a lot of activity in all departments. The challenge forced you to be organized and disciplined. This was the positive aspect of working for the city. On occasion there were times were work was not completed on time. This was not on purpose but due to the workload. I enjoyed the excitement of the city and the employees who managed all the departments.
Productive environment with room to learn and grow
Community Youth Advisor (Former Employee) – Pasadena, CA – July 9, 2015
A typical day consisted of picking up members, signing them in, and helping them with homework. I learned how to work on my interpersonal skills, organization, mentoring, filing paperwork, and assessing situations. Management was effective. The hardest part of the job was establishing rules and respect for members at the center and not having parents follow through at home. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing I made a difference in the lives of the children I was mentoring.
everyone was super nice and fun to work with. there wasn't anything hard about this job. everyday was so much fun. i loved interacting with the children each day and playing games with them. we got to make up new games and teach them to the kids.
Good for people looking for stability with little potential for layoffs
Technology Support (Former Employee) – Pasadena, TX – January 16, 2015
slower environment then is typical in the private sector. If you're used to a fast paced job this isn't the place you will thrive unless you can adjust to a slower pace. It can become frustrating if you're used to getting the work done at a relatively even pace.
As with any government work, with elections comes changes in top level management as well it brings shift in priorities. This can be both good/bad or neutral depending on where a person resides in the organization. It had no impact on my position or feeling regarding my experience while employed.
stable work with little worry for staffing reductions., there are many good people that care about their work.
pay is typically lower, retention of quality staff is difficult for some job functions., work ethic and passion could be better for some staff.
Volunteer Firefighter I (Former Employee) – Pasadena, TX – October 20, 2014
The mission of the Pasadena Fire Department is to prevent and minimize the loss of life and property of the Citizens and fire service personnel; to mitigate the consequences of natural and man-made disasters; to provide emergency and non-emergency support services; and to safeguard the environment and economic base of our Community. -PVFD Mission Statement
the management needs more training and lead worker
Maintenance Worker II (Former Employee) – CA – September 9, 2014
not a fun place to be on there crew i was on i had to deal with the supervisor and lead worker yell all the time for no reason and then he would look for me to do his job for him. i wasnt lead work thats what his job title was.