Gym Superviser (Former Employee) – Firstenburg Community Center – October 19, 2015
I loved working with the parks and recreation of Vancouver, WA. I worked there through high school and the management was amazing, very flexible with scheduling and will work around your schedule. Excellent experience!
Camp counselor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – January 4, 2015
This was a great fun environment to work in, friendly and caring people and good food. It was a good working experience and I built a lot of different skills, like counting money, and talking with people.
Performance Analyst (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – September 15, 2014
In some departments there is a toxic corporate environment that is very uncomfortable for line staff, and begins with senior management. Staff development is limited to technical and "feel good" training, but ongoing support and development is virtually non-existent in most departments.
Some managers are focused on maintaining status quo and are not interested in creative solutions despite the need for change. Others are very open to collaboration and change. Be sure you know which is which by asking smart questions during interviews.
excellent vacation benefits
typically not a good envirionment for creative ambitious people
Strong and well run public works programs in water and wastewater areas
Civil Engineer (Water/Wastewater & Source Control) (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – July 5, 2012
I learned everything about water and sewer utilities, the review of proposed development, setting up 6 yr capital improvement programs, compliance reports (water and NPDES wastewater), designing pipeline projects for the water system, coordinating on project teams for utility impprovements during regional transportation projects, engineering design and pipeline construction inspection practices. I enjoyed the co-workers at all parts of the city and learned an incredible breadth and depth about all parts of the utility through my work on project planning and proj; management teams
generous benefits, and mostly the work experience working in a larger program
i would have enjoyed a chance to work in the construction area before leaving
Great potential - Good employees - Toxic Leadership
Manager (Former Employee) – City Hall – December 14, 2011
The work is rewarding; the staff would like to make a difference. In all departments, folks who should never lead people continue to create a toxic work environment. Two women run the show and they hire their friends. Results do not matter; who is your friend does.
work purpose, dedicated staff, work/life balance.
management by fear, no accountability, bullies flourish