Payed Inmate (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 27, 2016
If you're the motivated, proactive sort who strives for excellence and has a desire to create a positive change for the better in your work environment, this agency, and in particular life on the 5th floor, is not for you. Competency is viewed as a threat to management and if you're an accomplished professional with high expectations, you will likely be run out of the revolving door in an unpleasant and unprofessional manner.
The inflated salaries and exceptional benefits quickly lose their allure when you realize that no matter how efficient you are in completing your work during normal business hours, it will be purposely bottle-necked by management in order to manufacture excuses to hold personnel over after hours, sometimes even forcing them to come in on weekends. It would be one thing if it was actually necessary but it's all a charade designed to create the appearance of a heavy workload where none exists.
If you can handle an oppressive work environment and enjoy being micromanaged on a level that's the stuff of a network sit-com, go for it. If this isn't you, run in the other direction.
Housing Specialist (Former Employee) – Housing Development – March 17, 2016
Prior to 2007 It was a WONDERFUL place to work. New leadership and a group of hand picked subordinates took over and managed to destroy, what was once a healthy, happy and diverse place of employment. It became about who you knew, and not how well you did. Years of loyalty and commitment were thrown out the window, while new Management rose hire on the ladder of success. This is a company that knows first hand how to break the rules and not get caught.
Office Assistant II (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 26, 2015
SDHC used to be a superb, employee-friendly employer. But the culture has changed. Possibly irrevocably. It is a place where you need to watch what you say, and to whom you say it. Open dialogue, suggestions and transparency are welcomed at a cosmetic, superficial level. It is an autocratic system designed to reward submission and complicity.
Unclear business practices, employee profiling, adversarial labor/management dynamic
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 2, 2014
A typical day began with my excruciatingly inexperienced manager fumbling through work orders for what she deemed "important" work issues. Which was laughable because on several occasions she claimed to not have any maintenance knowledge as it pertains to property management and site upkeep.
I learned absolutely nothing while with the commission. It did serve to keep certain skills tight (mostly plumbing and electrical disasters) but on a whole there was no new knowledge to be gained there.
I feel its the perfect job for someone who knows how to hold a screwdriver, or just learned, and is older, hoping to cash out on a pension for a few years work. Very little skill is exhibited from what Ive seen. I'm not at a journey level but I try to do good work and not call vendors for everything. Or "Mickey Mouse" my labor.
My immediate supervisor had a very small knowledge base and extremely uneducated in property management and site management. That I feel is what caused my end. I could have educated her more but I know my delivery was unsavory. A good friend told me to "treat them like their stupid without saying it". I should have heeded his advice. She failed to listen when good info was distributed, seldom walked units for quality assurance and mostly seemed like a puppet for her acquaintances that bought her into this company.
Of course the worse part of the job was the roaches and "slum-like" conditions of these residences ran by a state ran program. In a 5 month span I stepped foot on about 14 different properties for the commission, all were extremely wornmore... down and/or severely roach infested coming into this position I assumed that since it was a government deal I'd receive parts quicker, take care of more people and be of greater assistance, nothing could have been more false.
I cant readily comment on any enjoyable part of the job. Free food at monthly meetings? Any and all enjoyment was assumed before my first day. From that point on I was waiting to go.less
i love the maintenance field in general and happy i got a chance to see the inside of this company.
most everything; lots of gossip amongst grown men, lack of integrity throughout.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ANALYSIS INTERN (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 10, 2014
As an intern that has gone through several jobs, I can honestly say SDHC has given me the most career advancement opportunities out of everyone. I have developed advanced skills in Excel, writing RFP's, and working closely with a team of talented executives and supervisors.
OFFICE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – San Diego – August 19, 2014
Have you ever heard of the saying "it's not what you know, It's who you know"? Well that saying certainly applies to this company. The pay is excellent, however very little room for growth if you aren't favoritized. Most of the Housing Assistant are over worked and not compesated enough. Office Assistants will most likely get stuck in that position for a very long time. All i have to say is if you are great at kissing up then i am sure you will get very far in this company. Certainly not an employer of choice.
Healthcare/Too expensive/Can't cover family/no room for growth
Exellent Company to work Whith, I learned a lot from SDHC
IT Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 31, 2013
I started With this Company as a Help Desk Tech for 1 month Contract. After Assembling the the 1st Floor Lab which was composed for 32 PC's the company has been extending my contract until Jan 2013. My job duties ranged from End user support and Systems Support (Windows Server- Exchange, Cisco Call Manager and VSphere from VMware)
Great People, Exellent Job Culture, Great Supervisors
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 26, 2013
Good company with great benefits, hard to get a permanent position since they work with employment agencies most of the time and their positions are temporary with no benefits or limit benefits. Great coworkers and fair management people.
The San Diego Housing Commission offers employees the flexibility needed to balance work and family.
Housing Construction Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 24, 2013
A typical work day as an Housing Construction Specialist included calling and receiving calls from clients regarding the progress of their housing rehabilitation projects, inspecting owner properties, creating work write ups, preparing contracts and paying vendors.
I learned the dynamics of the construction industry and how to interact with a diverse clientele.
The management and co-workers were quick to assist when called upon to do so.
The hardest part of the job was the bureaucracy that hindered the benefits to the clients.
The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting clients to make their homes healthy and safe.
Worked a 9 hour day and was off every other Friday.
Too many levels between management and line staff.