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City of Redwood City

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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 for 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

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3 Other Employee Reviews for city of redwood city (View Most Recent)

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

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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.

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    Redwood City is a GREAT City to work for!

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    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 for 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.

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