Staff Specialist (Former Employee) – San Jose – August 26, 2018
Can't rec the city to anyone. Culture is very back-stabbing. People are nice enough to you, but talk about you in not nice ways behind your back. LOTS of gossip because people have too much time on their hands, there is horrible waste in every department. Advancements are NOT based on talent or skills, but whoever sticks around the longest and who you know. There are people working for the city who do literally nothing all day long, yet still get paid. Some departments help probbies (those on probation) to succeed, others do not care at all. There is a 90 percent turn over rate. Bad management in many departments, lots of staff give up trying, poor morale of any organization/company I've seen. Good if you just need a job, but I can't rec staying; pay and benefits are bad for anyone on the Tier 2 status.
City doesn't care for employee and worry all about budget.
Parking/Traffic Officer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 15, 2018
City had started multiple employees as part time with the transition into full time after probation. Instead, city would release the part time parking control officers based on "not passing background" after working for 6 months and hire new part timers. From my current knowledge, this has happened on 3 occasions to 3 officers on each occasion.
Productive, always busy and great group of coworkers
Staff Technician/Admin Assistant (Former Employee) – City of San Joser – July 30, 2018
Always something to do. Constant deadlines due to Board meetings, posting on website to meeting Brown Act requirements, etc. Great group of coworkers who have become my friends outside of work, always supportive and reaching for the same goals. Hardest part of job---leaving. Most enjoyable - challenging myself and learning new programs and having to be creative in prioritizing workloads.
flexible hours, no weekends except for when there is a board retreat
Recreation Leader (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 22, 2018
Working with kids. Helping with homework, getting them time to play and not having to work till noon. Perfect for college. The summer camps were the greatest. Fellow rec-leaders were some of the best people I have ever worked with. At the time it paid well.
Parking & Traffic Compliance Officer (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 11, 2018
Daily work briefing and also after shift meetings. patrol route and enforce parking rules and regulations interact with public and educate about street parking rules. daily activity reports while communicating with San Jose police officers.
Recreation Leader (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 11, 2018
Started off happy with my position and worked great for a college student. Enjoyed being around the youth daily, but with poor, unsupportive management the environment grew to be stressful and unwelcoming. Management lacked professionalism. Always had to work through our lunches and were never given breaks in between long shifts because there were not enough staff .There was limited room for growth and opportunities were only given to staff members who are favored by upper management.
Scheduling works for college students who need to work while attending school.
Flexible schedule and busy, but friendly coworkers
Student Intern (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 5, 2018
I am only part-time, so my review may not be typical. Flexible work schedule. Nice people. Most project budgets are tight. Break room where some employees eat for lunch--great way to meet different people.
Public Safety Dispatcher I (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 29, 2018
The individuals at City of San Jose are passionate about safety and security. These are highly dedicated individuals who take pride in what they do. The police officers and dispatchers are highly trained and professional individuals.
Acting Park Facility Supervisor, Family Camp (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 4, 2018
If working with the community is what you enjoy then you will be happy working for the City of San Jose. Fullfilling everyones needs were always my number 1 priority wether it was internal or external.
Recreation Leader (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 29, 2018
Engaged with the community such as seniors, children and adults. You will learn about cultural differences and similarities. Management are supportive. Hardest part is balancing 1040 yearly hours. Most enjoyable is making a difference in the youth community.
fun place to work with a natural pool, and staff lounge
Facilities Maintenance 1 (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 29, 2018
Typical day was to wake up and take out the trashes of Family camp, than clean the bathrooms while the other group does tent list, resetting them and cleaning them up. Than wait till after lunch to repeat the process than clean bathrooms, and trash. And repeat at dinner.