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City of San Jose Employer Reviews

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Park Maintenance worker (Former Employee), San Jose, CANovember 4, 2014
The management motivate you to complete jobs and actually work with you if the job has a deadline.
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Met some of my best friends there!
Recreation Leader (Current Employee), San Jose, CASeptember 28, 2014
Pros: many centers to choose from
So many different opportunities in so many departments

The kids appreciate what you do for them
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great people to work with
Marketing, Communications, Training Manager (Former Employee), San Jose, CASeptember 27, 2014
Pros: employees
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
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Great atmosphere, bad managment
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee), San Jose, CASeptember 6, 2014
Pros: people, and good food around
Cons: managment
Working for the city was great experience, but the lack of communication from management was a huge draw back.
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fun workplace
Recreation Leader (Former Employee), San Jose, CAAugust 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
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Busy, energetic place to work
Assistant to Deputy Director Economic Development (Former Employee), San Jose, CAAugust 8, 2014
Pros: management & team
I worked in the Office of Economic Development with the City of San Jose. The department was fast paced and well run.
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Working for a fun library is great!
Library Aide (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJuly 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
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Great place to work for experience
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJuly 13, 2014
Slow advancement, lower pay due to mayor's pay-cuts and increasing mandatory pension contributions. Lab personnel are great to work with, and management is great.
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Great place to work
Office Specialist II (Former Employee), San Jose, CAMay 23, 2014
After 10 years of working for the City of San Jose, it was an excellent team to work for. I enjoyed my years with them however left to a promotion. If I had the opportunity to go back, I would.
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Great job for people who are becoming for teachers, youth-coordinators
Recreation Leader- Youth Site Coordinator (Former Employee), San Jose, CAMarch 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
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City of San Jose
Human Resources Division Manager (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 27, 2014
Great place to work. The City is innovative and transparent with the services that it provides its residents. Highly recommended.
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Fun filled Environment at San Jose City
Recreation Leader (Current Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: free snacks, fun job
Cons: short breaks, could get hurt, activities done in the sun or the rain, no health benefits for part time employees
Created different activities for a group of children between ages 5 - 12
created the activities according to the group of children depending on their interest
Took them on field trips around San Jose
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City Life
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 16, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: broken promises
I worked in the Recycle Plus/Garbage & Water. I help everyone from low-income to regular residents move into their homes.
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Great work environment
Senior Office Specialist (Former Employee), San Jose, CADecember 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
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Was good until new direction came in.
HVAC Technician (Former Employee), San Jose, CANovember 20, 2013
I think there are better places to work, but if I were desperate it's OK.
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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, CAOctober 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
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Fun place to work
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee), San Jose, CAOctober 1, 2013
From what I remember it was an OK place to work I left before the budget fell off the table so i don't know what it is like now,
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Great people
Zero Waste Events (Former Employee), San Jose, CASeptember 3, 2013
A lot of passionate and wonderful people. Job security is very low.
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great place to work if you can get past the mayor's dislike for labor
sr hvac mechanic (Former Employee), San Jose, CAAugust 21, 2013
very dedicated hard working workforce (contrary to popular belief) even though pay and benefits have been reduced in recent years with very little movement in the upward direction.
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Fun
Clerical Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJune 5, 2013
Pros: location
Cons: temp
They were inviting and friendly. Very understanding and easy. The most enjoyable part of the job is how appreciative they were of my work. I always finish projects on time and complete.