CITY OF SANTA MONICA Employee Reviews

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MCO/Customer service representative (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAJanuary 31, 2019
Your coworkers become your family. But no matter how hard you try to be a team player, management prefers the "us against them" culture. They provide no backup or support. Don't get me wrong, there are a few supervisors that are fantastic at what they do, but there are also some that have NO BUSINESS being supervisors. However, if you like people, and you love to drive, then by all means, have at it!
Pros
a career with benefits, meet new people everyday.
Cons
High stress, lack of support from management, long hours, unreasonable expectations
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Part time
Beach Recreation Leader (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CADecember 28, 2018
City of Santa Monica is a great place to work. But I am seasonal and part time. I need full time work. I am also over qualified for the job. I highly recommend the job for young people during the summer.
Pros
At the beach, great boss and co workers. Really fun.
Cons
Part time and seasonal.
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Lack of out of the box thinking
Transportation Associate (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CADecember 14, 2018
Despite being considered progressive in their planning, their departments are severely siloed. Many permits/programs were still done via snail mail...poor management- who have been there way too long and refusal to update processes internally in the department lead to backed up projects and many angry residents. New ideas are not welcomed and a struggle to accomplish to provide any change. Frustrating work environment if you don't like to just show up.
Pros
Flexible work Fridays, bike to work incentives
Cons
Poor management, project work
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Great Place To Work
Community Services Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  Santa MonicaOctober 18, 2018
Its an innovative and smart city to work for. A typical work day is busy and goes along pretty fast. The workplace culture is what makes you never want to leave, The most enjoyable part of the job is the family atmosphere along with the generous salary and benefits.
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Management needs retaining
Custodian 1 (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAOctober 8, 2018
If you work hard and your productivity is above and beyond the supervisors look at you like you are skipping steps and look for in perfections in your work even if they don't see any the still put you down by talking to the rest of the crew and saying things that will make you feel like you don't want to do anything anymore.
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Great place to work
Guest Services Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAOctober 1, 2018
City of Santa Monica has amazing benefits for its employees and much to offer for upward mobility. Each day varies from working on projects to customer service it really depends on the season. Since Santa Monica is a tourist destination it varies greatly in terms of traffic. We have seasonal highs and lows.
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A great place to work
Traffic Services Officer (Former Employee) –  333 olympic blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404September 22, 2018
Great, 75-80 degrees always. The people are friendly and the city is nice and clean. The city has good transportation all around the city and other towns.
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Positive environment to work at
Community Service Leader (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CASeptember 6, 2018
This job is great for someone looking for a fun, positive place, and enjoys to work with children. Looking for a part time job. You could advance to hire positions when they open, but it is rare.
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Very challenging work environment. Future employees should be ready and willing to work.
Bus Operator (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAAugust 24, 2018
The city of Santa Monica is a very fast paced environment to work in. The city is situated right at the edge of the Pacific Ocean with a nice climate.
Pros
Some passengers don't feel the need to pay their fare but, this is rare.
Cons
Very appreciative customers for the most part.
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Dynamic and thought provoking work
Staff Assistant III (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAAugust 5, 2018
Routine daily tasks supplemented by various projects and customer interactions.
Great location, relaxed office culture, good benefits, fellow employees are great to work with and most have a high degree of knowledge & skills.
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Nice place to work!
Fiscal Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAJuly 20, 2018
I covered a Medial Leave, and enjoyed my time at City of Santa Monica.
I would love to stay, but my contract ended; and I would welcome the opportunity to return at a contractor should the need arise.
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Good work environment
Network Engineer/Consultant (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAMay 30, 2018
Very good place to work. Management is more than reasonable with assignment. Environment is conducive to productivity. Deadlines are also very atainable.
Pros
Environment
Cons
Accountability of individual
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Productive and fun work environment
Data Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAMay 24, 2018
The staff is really supportive and very jovial. They made me feel so at home from the very first day I started work. It was all fun and productivity..
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Relaxed and fun place to work
GIS Intern (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAMarch 2, 2018
Great company culture, fun place to work. Great location, adjacent to the beach and downtown Santa Monica, relaxed office culture, woth good benefits
Pros
Pay
Cons
none
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great place
Custodian (Current Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAJanuary 2, 2018
great place to work. i really love coming to work every day. pay is great the beach is beautiful. I mean what more can you ask for. i would recommend employment here
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Productive work
Motor Coach Operator (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CADecember 17, 2017
Customer Service, assist with customers questions to time, destination and time of arrival. Drive safely according to street laws.
Hardest part of job was dealing with congestion traffic delays.
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Benefits
Cons
pay for what's require of you to endure daily
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Great benifits, good pay
Pier Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CANovember 9, 2017
Beautiful city to work in
Good pay
Good benefits
paid time off
bargaining union
steady job
education reimbursement
decent management
raises
incetives
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productive
Street Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAOctober 9, 2017
great Job! great benefits, great learning program and room to grow within the company. very understanding in developing employees. supervisors and crew leaders are very knowledgeable and caring.
Pros
great co workers.
Cons
job was only 2 years.
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Decent On-Call Work
Staff Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CASeptember 29, 2017
At the time, the hourly rates were competitive compared to working for an franchise placement service. Networking is the key to success, as it can be easy to move around various departments.
Pros
Nice location
Cons
After assignment ends, there is no guarantee of a callback
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Building & Safety Supervisor/ Permit Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Santa Monica, CAJune 23, 2017
I worked there 10 years... and loved every minute of it. It is an amazing place to work. The people, customers and fellow employees were all helpful.
Pros
People and location
Cons
the commute
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