City of Berkeley, CA
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Good pay and good place to work. Some really great teams. IT is a fantastic dept. Berkeley is a fun place to be lots of restaurants near work. Excellent retirement benefits.

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Good pay

Cons

None
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Good department to work at

Worked for the city for several years. Good place to work and very inclusive of all people. Many trainings keep you always updated and in the latest programs.
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A small community mental health system with limited resources

Good folks providing decent or above quality of care. The system is underfunded, and contaminated by a pervasive political agenda, which often pits wealthier sections of the City vs. the poorer sections ( i.e. the wealtier voting public is not interested to funding mental health for the poor) and the political structure panders to the political left. Against these odds, front line staff strives to provide good care to those they can serve.
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They will just ask the world of you and give you nothing

They still are living in the 90's. Systems are all out of date. They still do time cards by hand. Management is horrible. Coordination is terrible and they will ask you work overtime at the last minute because of lack of foresight. Do yourself a favor and apply to another of the many communities within the Bay Area

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Unpaid overtime, poor management, horrible coordination & communication
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Psdii

Long arduous hours. Public Safety dispatching is a demanding job with long hours due to short staffing. There is a nationwide shortage in the field. It takes 6-12 months to train and a 15 month probation period.
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Great place to serve your community

The City of Berkeley offers many opportunities to serve your community. From volunteering on a specialized commission, to the many peer to peer services, the City has many entry level positions. Those lucky people who become vested in the top notch benefits system, cannot afford to live in the City they love.

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Great benefits

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Expensive housing
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Very fun environment to work in

It was a job supervising kids so it was always fast paced and pretty fun. The only challenge we're getting certain kids to cooperate, but they're just kids. So it wasn't to tough

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Warming environment

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