Instructional Aide (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – September 9, 2014
Pros: advancement options, great hours, trips
Cons: difficult communities, outdoor conditions
City of Sacramento has various parks and recreation programs focused on the youth of Sacramento. This programs provides after school tutoring, enrichment activities and field trips. Many of students who come to the program are from low income families. They are able to come to these programs and have a free lunch, get help with their homework and be – more... with their friends. The program includes various enrichment options including dance, step, choir, science and robotics and more. The management is very understanding to each students needs and allows the staff to create their own enrichment programs to meet these needs. Overall a great program for kids of all ages. – less
Recreation Aide (Part-Time) (Current Employee), Sacramento, CA – July 28, 2014
Pros: quiet, productive enviroment
Cons: no room for advancement
I typically come in and turn on all the computers in the computer lab. I clean the keyboards and wipe down the surrounding areas. I monitor children, teenagers and adults as they use the computer facility. It is my job to make sure they are well behaved and viewing "appropriate" material on the computers. I also help set up email and social media accounts – more... and show consumers how to navigate the internet. (Some also meet here to study and complete projects and/or homework) – less
I had a great time working for my supervisor she was an excellent boss. I appreciate the opportunity she gave me that nobody else did.
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – January 29, 2014
Pros: free food on various holidays, birthdays, meetings.
Cons: parking was horrible. (downtown area)
A typical day at work started with updating my boss on her meetings, messages, memos, ext. Then if needed I'd format agendas for meetings. I'd also make sure all of my bosses files and documents were in order. Various typical office tasks was an everyday thing. Any free time I had I spent on the Microsoft Office Training Program, I learned a few tricks – more... to various office programs. Around lunch time I'd go get my boss something to eat if she was still in her meetings, so she can eat before heading to her next meeting. After lunch i'd make sure she had all of her meetings were re-updated, i'd also send out meeting requests if needed. I sorted all of her email to individual folders by person or topic. I'd typically end the day with making sure our office area was clean and organized and made sure all office supplies were stocked for the following day. My co-workers were very kind, there were quiet ones but I was quiet myself, I got along with everyone I never had any issue with a co-worker. They were all very enjoyable to work with and i learned a lot from them with work lessons and life lessons. The hardest part of the job was having to leave it for school. – less
close to home at the time, often went to lunch as a team
Typist Clerk II- Building and Fire Permits (Former Employee), Sacramento, ca – January 3, 2014
Pros: good people, close to home at the time
Cons: temp position, mostly male enviroment
I was a temp for the City, but during that time I learned alot about the permit process and how important it is for people homes and business. I worked with alot of older men, infact I was the only women in the department. But was treated with respect and as an equal. Because I was a temp assigned to help them catch up on back logged work it made it – more... hard to fill the day once we were caught up. I most enjoyed the department dinner night. Once a month we would get together as a team and all go to dinner and get to know each other as people not just co-workers. – less
Office Assistant/File Clerk (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – December 29, 2013
I enjoyed working here as an intern for the WIA program. I was only 16 at the time of my employment, so everyone was nice and was willing to teach me everything that I needed to know in order to succeed.
I worked with a team environment, where we tried to maintain the cleanliness of outdoor parks and playgrounds.
Youth Aide (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – October 31, 2013
It very fun and enjoyable to work with my co-workers. We help each other and get our jobs done quickly. We picked up trashes and debriefs around the parks to make the place look more cleaner. The hardest part of the job was the weather; sometime it's too hot to work in an outside environment. So far, I learned how to help other and handle my job properly. – more... I learned how to please my boss by showing up on time and do what my boss told me to do. – less
Recreational Leader (Former Employee), 3201 West River dr. Sacramento, Ca. 95833 – September 29, 2013
Pros: spending time outside the building
Cons: cleaning bathrooms
Every day after breakfast I take the kids out to the playground. They played until lunch time. After that they would take a nap. If the weather was cold we stayed inside the building more but we always made sure we spend some time outdoor. I read them stories twice a day. The director of the facility was a very nice a professional woman. It was nice – more... working for her. My coworkers were all about the same age and we got along really well. The hardest part of the job was we had to clean the bathrooms, mop the floor, and clean up after the kids. The most enjoyable part of the job was played games with the kids and heard their laughter. – less