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Great place to work and move up
Senior Account Clerk (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 5, 2018
A lot of opportunity for advancement. Various locations to work at. Great opportunities for training. Great supervisors and support staff. Retirement plans are the best.
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Good environment.
UW II (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 20, 2018
Good place to work.
Good place to learn, opportunities in this place are given.
Diversity in this place.
Equality for everyone, respect is given here.
Pros
Good hours.
Cons
None.
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Good job
Sanitation Driver II (Current Employee) –  Miramar RoadJanuary 19, 2018
This is a good job, it pays the bills. This job presented me with the opportunity to purchase my home. It has a pension plan an a 401k. I started the job at an entree level. I started out as a sanitationdriver trainee then within 6 months I was a Sanitation Driver I. In two years time was a Sanitation Driver II.
Pros
Hard on your body
Cons
After a few years your body gets to rest
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good to work for
Journeyman Painter (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 15, 2018
good to work for if your looking for job security, low pay for being one of the most expensive places to live in the country. no pension plan for new employees.
Pros
job security
Cons
low pay, no pension plan
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Police Officer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, TXJanuary 8, 2018
No structure or policy's. No backup in the city. Police vehicles were in bad shape. Equipment was not available. No police computer programs for report writing.
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Management poor
Word Processing Operator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 19, 2017
Would not recommend this due to working conditions and the poor management from the top down. Supervision seemed to be based on someone friend for upward movement, and very poor skills.
Pros
benefits
Cons
low pay
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Motor Sweeper Operator / Storm Patrol Assistant (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 4, 2017
its a great work environment just the superiors truly use there authority for the wrong reasons. no job security let alone any level to grow in the company .
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Supportive workplace
Management Intern (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 3, 2017
Staff works as a team and clearly presents expectations to employees. The hiring process for permanent positions is difficult- the hiring process can take up to 1 year from when an application is submitted.
Pros
Supportive Staff
Cons
Long hiring process
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Nice work environment but low paying wages
Groundskeeper/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 28, 2017
Working for the city was nice, but if you have a family the wages are too low and the cost of living in San Diego is to high. I would have stayed if I would have been paid more.
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Asst. Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 28, 2017
Practical and predictable, love working with the people, and looked forward to coming to work. A lot of red tape and bureaucracy, and repetition. But people make it worth it
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Center Director I (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 6, 2017
Great user groups. Fun environment. I work in a decent paced environment with a lot of community interaction. The park I work at is beautiful and a great park for tourist.
Pros
Good environment.
Cons
Can get slow from time to time.
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ok
Management Trainee (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 30, 2017
Ok job, good job stability and great benefits. Poor work environment and low employee appreciation. Too many levels to get anything done. Great benefits
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Room for advancement
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Water DepartmentOctober 30, 2017
The city offers the opportunity to advance in your carrier by taking tests. If you pass the test your name is put on a list that supervisors can call from. You can start as a clerk and promote all the way up to division director if you have the knowledge and the drive.
Pros
Flexible breaks and lunchs
Cons
Sometimes deadlines are short
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Productive and fun place
Receration leader 1 (Current Employee) –  Rancho San Diego, CAOctober 28, 2017
Communication with the public with concerns and questions. enjoy seeing people care about exercising, health and commitment , utilizing the facility in a positive way.
Pros
Air condition
Cons
short breaks and lunches
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Productive with good work morale
Senior Utility Supervisor (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaOctober 27, 2017
Good leadership good training challenging work environment workers show pride in their work always look out for one another to have a safe working environment work hard together and find time to enjoy time off together when possible.
Pros
Ok health care
Cons
No pension
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Not so productive--lacking advancing skills
Administrative Aide (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAOctober 23, 2017
Once your in your in.cancreate a jobor of nothing. Like being bored and under worked or treated with no value unless you kids the behind of a superior who you out perform. Many lazy employees.many non innovative processes.bad management lacking management skills.
Pros
Benefit package
Cons
Political enviroment
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management is not supportive of employees
EAP Program Manager/Therapist (Current Employee) –  Downtown, San DiegoOctober 17, 2017
I have been very happy. Recent management changes resulted in demoralizing the work group. Expertise and dedication not recognized or rewarded. I questioned an ethical decision and then was retaliated against.
Pros
opportunity to use skills
Cons
micro managed and disrespected
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Great place to start a career
Word Processing Operator (Former Employee) –  throughout citySeptember 22, 2017
I would see this as a nice place to work consistent pay check and benefits. Each department has its own culture so with that being said look at what would be a good fit for your skill set, future and what you wish out of the job market.
Pros
Consistent paycheck
Cons
Lacking some individual decision making in process of work flow
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Laid back work enviornment.
Assistant Recreation Center Director (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 21, 2017
Worked an average of 8 hours a day. Learned how to interact and deal with multiple nationalities . Supervisor gave me support needed to do my job. All employees worked well together. Enjoyed benefits of job. Missed the employees I work with.
Pros
Meeting diverse group of people.
Cons
Moved freaquently
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Not a nice place
Associate Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 14, 2017
Low pay and terrible benefits.
No pension or social security.
No pay raise in ten years.
Huge turnover in staff.
Constantly training new hires.
Management is entitled and out of touch.
Facilites are disgusting.
Green moldy microwave in lunch room.
Rotten smelling fridge.
Broken toilets that dont flush.
Building has roaches.
Building has had bed bugs in past.
Homeless camping on site.
Feces outside on building walls.
No pay raise in ten years.
Pros
Not a single pro to working here.
Cons
No Social Security, No Pension, No merit raises, No promotional opportunities
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