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city of redwood city Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2014
Updated 18 September, 2014
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    Great city

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at city of redwood city

    Pros

    Wonderful city to work for

    Cons

    Frustrating to get promotions at times

  2.  

    Redwood City is a GREAT City to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Services Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Community Services Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at city of redwood city full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, forward thinking, innovative and always looking to improve.

    Cons

    Job turnover is low so not a lot of chance for advancement. Budget climate means for lack of raises over very long periods of time and more payment into benefits not coinciding with the cost of living. Not unique to Redwood City, and common for government agencies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    City of Redwood City

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at city of redwood city full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment, progressive management, positive attitudes all around

    Cons

    Can't think of any bad stuff!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think of anything negative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good line managers, but upper level management has a ways to go

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Administrator in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at city of redwood city

    Pros

    The line managers and support staff are good. Overall, benefits are very good. Salaries lower than commensurate-level private sector jobs, but that's to be expected.

    Cons

    Some department heads are not as invested in outcomes & day-to-day workings of their departments as they should be, given that it's a reasonably small organization. Upper level management is about 50% -- some are "working" department heads and know their divisions well, others rely too heavily on line staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, you have to play politics -- it's part of working at a small City Hall. At the same time, you need to consider appropriate Customer Service for your citizens -- and professional growth for your staff. More work is needed on both counts.

    Recommends

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