Parks Coordinator (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – February 27, 2018
I enjoyed working here because of the people I worked with and the customers that walked in the door. City of Palo Alto is an amazing establishment. My manager was an amazing person and listened to what you are all about.
I love(d) working for the city, so much so that I came back!
Recreation Leader III (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – January 8, 2018
Working for the city of palo alto has been great, the environment is super relaxed yet professional. Everybody is kind and diligent in their duties. As an employee of the city, I get to interact with a variety of community members everyday, and hearing each of their stories makes for a very fulfilling day at work.
GAS SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN II (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – August 24, 2016
This municipal environment is diverse, enabling a candidate to grow within their position, and developing the necessary skills not only to perform their duties, but to leading to more opportunities in other sectors of the organization. There is a drive for each employee to excel, and this comes from a work culture which is attentive to how their responsibilities reflect the high service levels expected from the community in which they serve. If you wish to be the best you can be, then this is an organization which will engage you in what service truly means.
ha ha (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – August 17, 2016
mechanic shop culture is mis -manage they or not organize and has a lot of the good old boys club environment and every mechanic is scare of their job security, micro management and they monitor every work minute of your shift! Beware of this place don't get mislead.
project manager (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – November 10, 2015
This place has a wide variery of projects which makes you test your project management skills to every limit. This also allowed me to work on the procurement process with vendors and working with the purchasing department for new contracts. Overall great exposure!
work culture is slow and there is no work from home.
pool manager (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – August 16, 2015
I know how to problem solve on my own and always look for a way to respectfully improve an operation. I have learned how to ask the right questions and coach team members not only on the “how”, but the “why” I was born with the ability to show up everyday with a positive attitude, lots of energy and a consistent urge to learn new things.
Interim OES Coordinator (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – October 22, 2014
The role of Emergency Manager for any city requires a varied skill set along with patience and a true love for the job. Managing the Emergency Operation Center, writing Emergency Operation Procedures, representing the city with various groups and councils, managing the dedicated and disparate citizen volunteers are just a few of the tasks a manager deals with. I was sad when the contract ended.
I like to work with customer's computer problem/error
Intern (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – January 18, 2014
Working as an IT technician position learns so much new things which never ends. That how I like it. Working as a team give me motivation because I get to share if I know the answer and the other people get a chance to share too. When I solved the customer's problem, that gives me happiness and motivation. New day, new problems dealing is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Recreational Leader (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – August 13, 2013
My supervisor was always courteous, asking me if I needed or wanted additional hours each week. I was given excellent opportunity to teach and coach athletes in the fundamental skills and strategies of various sports, such as football, basketball, tennis and track. I learned to communicate with the parents through email, eliminating any delay with responses to scheduling questions. The parents were always appreciative of my leadership and respect for their children, rewarding me with gifts at the end of each season.
It is productive place but depends to much on person to do many may things. No backup provided.
Sr. NETWORK ENGINEER/Sr. SYSTEM ANALYST (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – February 20, 2013
City is one of the innovator and user of technology. A great place to work but lately it has become a corporate environment and the culture has changed to extreme stress and fear. I perform dozens of technical solutions and provide them everyday. The hardest part of my job is getting materials on time. My co-workers are great and very helpful.I have learned patience working with City PD & FD departments. I have done over 200 project for the City since I joined.
offers opportunity to move around
i wear too many hats and do many projects at the same time