Code Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – March 18, 2016
The City of Santa Monica truly believes in the advancement of their employees. I have taken advantage of the tuition reimbursement program and multiple training opportunities they provide. The work is challenging, rewarding and trying; all in 60 seconds. If you like a fast paced environment this is the place to be.
The citizens are very knowlegable and fully engage their government.
Staff Assistant III (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – February 22, 2016
City of Santa Monica is great company to work for. They have plenty of opportunies for growth and offer lots training. I presently work through Top Tempo Future Personnel. It has been very rewarding and I am happy to work for this company.
Administrative Intern (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – August 6, 2015
This is a great city to work for. The employees are very nice, professional, and hard working. I unfortunately had a temporary summer position; I would love to still work there if an opportunity came up.
Motor Coach Cleaner (Former Employee) – Santa Monica Ca – July 10, 2015
I had a wonderful 7 years working for this employer great benefits and the pay was awesome when management changed in my department that's when things started going downhill with promises not being kept, and employees being lied to. Let go while off injured because my license had gotten suspended while I was off on a injury and when I finalliy fixed the issue with my license I had meeting with management and he looked me in and my union Rep in the eyes and told us both he would bring me back if I produced a H-6 printout I gave him one in less than 24 hours and he waited over six weeks to give me answer saying he couldn't bring me back for whole another reason that the job was responsible for.
Laborer Trainee (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, Ca – June 10, 2015
Morning meetings and excersise. my co-workers were an nice bunch of men and women. management helpful and informed. The most enjoyable part of the job was how all the employees got along. There was no hard part of the job. I received my forklift certificate and how to assemble trash receptacles and bins.
Communnity program leader (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – March 26, 2015
At the City of Santa Monica its a great place to work with all types of people. This job is fast pace, you have different responsibilities and you have to be flexible. You also have to work with different types of personalities and with different agencies. You also need strong communication skills.
Laborer Trainee (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – May 30, 2014
What am unorganized department (recycling) for the laborer trainee position. You start by not knowing what you have to do, who to talk to, what uniform to wear and how the process works. Once you are giving an assignment then reality hits & you get treated bad from management & seniority piers. Also watch out because it's very hard to promote unless you have a class A or B license. If you don't you will be working hard forever without a future.
long lunch breaks, good people to work with
plenty: you never know when you are going to work again from day to day, you never know your assignment until last minute, management is a joke & unwilling to help & look down on you
I was EXCITED about Public Transportation and being part of a very GREEN organization.
Community & Cultural Services Staff Assistant II (Former Employee) – 1660 7TH Street, Santa Monica CA 90401 – January 8, 2013
My day mostly consisted of providing assistance to department leaders and other assistants.
I learned a lot about providing the mass public with information, planning and conducting community meetings.
The division management was tiered in such a way that I worked closely with several 'bosses' on a regular basis.
My co-workers were friendly, helpful and committed to our team's success as a whole.
The hardest part of the job initially was map reading/making and the CONSTANT CHANGE. You had to stay on your toes and just when you got the hang of something...BAM...it changes and you have to learn/create/design/develop something new.
The most enjoyable part of the job was that it was EVER CHANGING. There was always something NEW! New ROUTES, New BUSES. New SCHEDULES, New FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGIES, etc..... It was VERY INTERESTING....always learning, always growing!
Groundskeeper/Custodian (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – April 22, 2012
Groundskeeper walking sweeping picking up litter from walkways, streets, alleys, sidewalks, gutter, drains. City owned parking structures and other public use areas. Driving City vehicles policing alleys removing trash and bulky items and the surrounding community. Restroom attendant cleaning, disinfects and replenishes supplies in restrooms. Sweeping and washing down stairways. Cleaned stainless steel elevators floors and walls. Cleaned up human waste and disinfects area. Performs a variety of unskilled maintenance tasks including removing gum, cleaning tree wells, water fountains and bases of light posts, structure signs. Removes graffiti by applying cleaning solutions. Replace City trash cans. Most enjoyable i would say assisting the community and tourist, the scenery of the beach just enlighten you to have a productive day.
Staff II of Community Programs (Current Employee) – Ken Edwards Center – March 9, 2012
The hours are flexible, most of the staff are friendly, and the pay is awesome! Hours are great if you are a full-time student or have two jobs. When you work for the City of SM you are considered apart of a family. I started out at $17.00 per hour and now make $21.00 in an entry level position.