Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (seasonal) (Former Employee) – McAllen, TX – May 6, 2018
lifeguarding for this company is rewarding, not only can you become a senior guard, but you can become a manager and move up. It can get a little crazy when there are alot of guests at the pool, but you do get breaks often
They are fast and very loose with the truth about what you will be doing. This position actually involved running the teen department as a one-person show. was expected to complete the other duties listed here as well as create teen programming, organize the summer reading program, and pay (yes, pay) out of pocket for supplies and materials. There is little to no training, the culture is not too bad, coworkers can be pretty awesome, but management is both demanding and unresponsive.
low pay, no training, duties added and not compensated
My job as a Passport Agent was hectic and stressful. Dealing with the customers and helping them determine the process of obtaining a passport came with great satisfactions. The customers made it fun and enjoyable to work for the City of McAllen. The hardest part of my job was taking the passport photos for the little ones. Many times the children would cry and scream because they didn't want to take the pictures. At the end of the day with a lollipop in hand they would give us the opportunity to take the picture.The City of McAllen was a good place to work. The hours worked were too much for me and my family.
Sanitation dept heavy equipment operator (Current Employee) – McAllen, TX – October 23, 2017
its all about politics, if you know someone you might move up, but if you don't just forget it, even if you are a great employee and are qualified to be more, that is always overlooked. almost zero appreciation.
secure paycheck, benefits and perks
zero appreciation, treat you like a toddler, no professionalism
Lifeguard (Former Employee) – McAllen, TX – August 21, 2017
I would either teach swim lesson in the morning or evening, sometimes both. Then guard regular pool hours. On the weekends there will be parties and sometimes I would have to work all day straight and then work a party at night. Management lacks the ability to lead their lifeguards. In general the whole staff is pretty close and that is why managers don't really care about the place. Some can even talk down to you if they feel like it. the hardest part of the job was the heat because we were are in the heat 24/7 there is no air conditioning and the refrigerators are the pools barely work. Besides all of that the best part of the job is getting to know the staff they are very friendly and fun to hang out with. since they are with each other most of the time, it is easy to always hang with them outside of the pool hours.