Excellent place to work if your committed to public service
Lakes and Open Space Supervisor (Former Employee) – Escondido, CA – July 27, 2018
The city as a whole is a well greased machine. There is a lot of room for improvement so there is always room to bring new skills and ideas to the table. All departments work well together and lean on each other for support. Overall a great place to work.
Exciting place to work, learning new skilled jobs and working with good people
Concrete worker (Former Employee) – Escondido, CA – January 9, 2018
The days started early and the days were hot. Everyday brought on new challenges. Being a concrete worker was a hard back breaking job, but was very satisfying. Was able to learn so much and use these skills in everyday life and around the home doing DIY jobs. The foreman was a great teacher and patient while always striving for the best. Being in Southern California, many cultures to work with. All employees were treated fairly, despite of their backgrounds. Being a concrete worker, was a back breaking job, very tough. Both physically and mentally, had to know how to much concrete is needed in yards. Proper forming, pouring, smoothing of concrete and the regulations governing the thickness of the concrete. Most enjoyable part is learning another skill, having the satisfaction of knowing that I am able to do a skill job that not anyone can perform.
Environment Programs Dept. Assistant (Former Employee) – Public Works and City Hall – October 29, 2017
Overall it was a pretty good place to work. However, with 16 years of service, I only had one pay raise. Too much of the City's money was being paid out to high level retirees and there was no designated way for lower level employees to improve themselves or improve upon their salaries.
Variety in my job; some teaching, some administrative work, etc.
Some of the lifting required was physically challenging for me.
plant system technician (Current Employee) – Escondido, CA – August 16, 2017
arrive to work and see how the seniors attitude is going to be that day and look over the jobs that has been posted from the previous night and look at what work must get completed this week or month the management is cool they look out for us the hardest part of the job is working harder then others and always expected more from then others that has been at the job for many more years then you have been the most enjoyable part of the job is when everyone comes together and complete a big job in a record timely manner.
plenty of work to keep you busy at all times
people do not help you get the information you need to help you succeed.
Swim Instructor/Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Escondido, CA – September 18, 2015
The hardest part of the job was not teaching swim lesson, but sometimes after class parents would approach me regarding their child’s progression in the class, and I would have to address the situation in a bathing suit and no towel.
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Escondido, CA – March 25, 2015
This position allows to establish working relationships with other members of the City's staff. There are very loyal and dedicated individuals, but it's a City, so of course there is going to be politics. I was employed with the city for 10 years, and was never actually promoted to a position that was classified full time or had benefits even though I was considered a key staff member.
Overall, if you can get a full time position, then it's a great place to work.
On-Track Recreation Leader (Current Employee) – Escondido, CA – September 23, 2014
- Planning the schedule and making sure everything goes as planned and if not rearranging the schedule to make day go smoothly -Communicating with the staff what the day is going to be like -Communicating to parents what goes on at our program -Customer service is key to make sure parents know it is safe sending their children to our program.
Literacy Department Specialist (Current Employee) – Escondido, CA – April 16, 2014
Working at the Escondido Public Library is a great place to build new skills and interact with the public along with outside public agencies. It is a great place to assist individuals in whatever needs they have and it is also a great place to find and offer resource information.
Bill Collector (Former Employee) – Escondido, CA – November 26, 2012
typica day was walking into office and getting right on the phones,what i learned was more of how the buisness is ran, the hardest part of the job was closing.the most enjoyable part was getting "bonus"