Marketing, Communications, Training Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – September 27, 2014
Cons: downsized salary and increased workload with current mayor
There were no typical days - heavy workload, great staff - best part of the job was the ability to conduct Leadership Training and Development, serve on mentoring panels, being a mentor for staff from all departments, implementing a Recognition Program for all departments. Hardest part of the job, not enough time to do all that needed to be done due – more... to serious downsizing. Very family friendly workplace. What I learned is what I taught - leadership. – less
Recreation Leader (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – August 21, 2014
Pros: helping kids stay out of trouble
Cons: no breaks
A typical day at work would be supervising kids, and creating games or activities that fit there age range which they would have fun participating in. I learned how to be patient with kids. The management team was great because they supported our decisions. My co-workers were fun because we game together with ideas that the kids would have fun with. – more... The hardest part of the job was trying not to yell at the kids. The most enjoyable part of my job being able to help kids that were going through a rough time in their life and making it better. – less
Library Aide (Current Employee), San Jose, CA – July 24, 2014
A typical work day consists of sorting books and shelving books. As you grow more knowledgeable you will start to help patrons with questions they have and work on the in-house database the library uses.
What I have learned at the library; -People skills -Customer service -Working with a database
Management is the best, they all want to see a person – more... grew. They are the most friendly bunch of managers I have ever hand.
Co-workers are very friendly and a great bunch of people I have met. They are all hard workers and always willing to lend a hand.
There are no real hard parts about the job, expect for patrons taking out their anger out on you when they have fines.
The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to work with everyone. – less
Great job for people who are becoming for teachers, youth-coordinators
Recreation Leader- Youth Site Coordinator (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – March 1, 2014
Pros: great pay for students and those that want their foot on the door to a government agency.
Cons: takes years or political influence to move up to a position.
Being a youth coordinator, I managed and implented youth recreation programs. I led the day to day operations and agenda for youth. My co-workers were the most genuine and hard-working people I've ever met. I learned how to be an effective leader, and an organized, punctual administrator. The most challenging about the job is having projects after project, – more... but rewarding. The most enjoyable part of the job is at the end of the day is having the positive social and life impact on youth that I served. – less
Senior Office Specialist (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – December 20, 2013
Pros: nice co-workers, close location to home
Cons: job was only temporary
I loved working for The City through Trendtec Agency. I was employed through the agency as a temp. I also enjoyed the group I worked with. My boss was awesome, and co-workers. I learned how the city needs permits required for the city's safety. They keep track of different areas in San Jose and inspect buildings to make sure they are up to guidelines. – more... If not than homes or businesses need to have properties meeting requirements, and inspectors will guide them. – less
Working at the City of San Jose was meaningful and personally rewarding. I learned and became experienced in working in a municipal government.
Associate Civil Engineer (Former Employee), San Jose, CA – October 19, 2013
Pros: rewarding job responsibilities and good pension benefits.
Cons: long night meetings without pay.
My typical day at work involves providing management oversight to multiple capital improvement projects; meeting with project stakeholders, including community-based organizations, City Council staff, contractors and consultants.
I have learned how to work in a politically sensitive environment as well as working on projects with multiple stakeholders. – more... I enjoyed my job because I felt that I was helping improve the community and as a result improve the lives of San Jose residents. Hardest part of my job was dealing with difficult people that oftentimes are irrational. – less