Preschool Teacher (Former Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – December 14, 2015
The City keeps all its part time works classified as temporary part time so they do not have to offer benefits. Also, as temporary part time you can be fired at any time for ANY reason. The supervisors in the child development department supervise by bullying and intimidation. I was actually told by a high up supervisor that my face was unwelcoming. If you ask too many questions they will do anything to put you back into place. I worked in the child development division for 14 years and was fired for asking the director, who does not have any child development units or teaching experierance, why we doing activites that were not age appropriate. The city doesn't promote from within, so don't get hired thinking that you can advance because you will not be considered.
The hours were good for me
bad pay, no benefits, supervisors that are bullies and no room for advancement
Preschool Teacher (Former Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – September 16, 2015
The city is an awful place to work for. There is ZERO chance of advancement. Employees are treated like second class citizens. We are told in not so many words that we can be replaced by any 18yr old for any reason. They manage by bullying the employees into submission. Employees are made to be afraid to speak up or question management in fear of retailiation.
close to home
no benefits no advancement possibilities environment of fear
Great work environment and wonderful place to work.
Sales Associate/Back-up Supervisor (Current Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – February 20, 2015
A basic day at work consists of working with outside companies and vendors to help develop events planned for the public. We have an enthusiastic group of co-works and management staff that enjoys coming into work on everyday and event day. The hardest part of my job is over working myself, I take on to many events because I enjoy every event we deliver to the public. The most enjoyable part of my job is organizing with outside vendor, in order to develop a well organized event.
Productive and fun work place with great staff and management.
Graffiti Removal Rec II (Former Employee) – Valencia, CA – December 12, 2014
A typical work day consisted of working with your assigned partner to re-supply, stock, and clean the city vehicles for use to remove vandalism and graffiti within city limits. The first half of the day you and your partner will have specific duties correlating to where you sit in the truck. Ex: One person will be the driver where he/she monitors traffic and positions the truck and trailer in ideal locations for graffiti removal while minimizing the blockage of traffic, he/she then switches places to the passenger side after lunch and works on the computer attached to a stand to search and input data regarding removals, this promotes equality in the workplace. At lunch we would contact our supervisors to provide them with removal updates and any gang activity. What I enjoyed most about this job was the freedom, you were given assigned tasks, as long as you completed them in a timely manner or communicated any concerns there would be no problems. Very easy going work at your own pace kind of job, good work ethic was praised and rewarded while negative work ethic was detrimental to the work place and often results in termination. Communication and Safety is key to working with others with machinery and chemicals. You watch my back I'll watch yours kind of Co-worker attitude worked best for me.
lunch anywhere in the city, good scenery, great staff, accomodating
short lunches, part-time, no benefits, liability and pay differences
The most challenging, satisfying and rewarding job to date.
Parks Clerk Typist (Former Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – November 22, 2014
I enjoyed coming to work because the staff was genuinely caring and cooperated with a team mentality to get tasks done effeciently. I enjoyed the challenge of learning new programs to help me be more productive in my assignments.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – October 15, 2014
A typical day involves a lot of interaction with the public addressing any questions of concerns residents may have. Co-workers are approachable and willing to offer assistance to one another if needed. When customers call to file a complaint or question decisions, if they did not get the answer they anticipated, often times they become angry so staff must find a reasonable solution while following City policies.
Recreation Leader II (Former Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – August 30, 2012
I worked for the City for two or so years. It was a lot of fun working with the kids, and I always got along with the staff. If you're looking for a part-time job in the afternoon during school, or full-time during summer, I'd recommend.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – April 11, 2012
Excellent place to work, dealing with social issues in the community and being able to design and construct projects in the community is a great motivator to work. Dealing with City Council members and the public make it a challenge and allows for growth in personal skills. The work is challenging and the amount of learning opportunities are limitless as different agencies created different challenges. Management is great and the environment is very family oriented. Dealing with the public is definitely the most challenging as the projects interfere with their daily lives and the logistics of getting the work done is problematic. The end results is the best part of this job as you can see the difference the projects make in a community.