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Reviews for City of Ventura

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.75
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.75
Freedom to work independently
2.75
Internal Communication
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.25
Environmental Friendliness
3.25
Work-Life Balance
3.75
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.25

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.75
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.50
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.50
Workplace Safety
3.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 2 of 4 reviews Parking in 3 of 4 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 4 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 4 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location Tuition assistance in 1 of 4 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 1 of 4 reviews No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match Flexible spending account in 1 of 4 reviews Paid time off in 3 of 4 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 3 of 4 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 2 of 4 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 3 of 4 reviews Employee discounts in 1 of 4 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 1 of 4 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 3 of 4 reviews No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 19.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

You can't properly serve the people of Ventura County when you hate where you work.

Support from management

Old boys network. See above.

Teamwork

I am fairly certain the middle management has the term teamwork confused with petty tyrant.

Freedom to work independently

Middle management micromanages. Has people chase down pointless details on tiny pieces of paper. Constantly having management breathe down the necks of the employees. I have seen the desire to serve get slowly sucked out of souls.

Internal Communication

Middle managers don't know how to manage. I believe that you could take a Store Manager from a very well performing, big box store give them some training and this person would be far more effective.

Gender Equality

In management only men.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Middle management made elderly people work 20 hours on election night, turn around come back five hours later, only to make said man drive the rentals cars back. Feels like how I imagine a Chinese sweatshop feels like.

Career Development

If you are terrible at managing you can get promoted. I guess that is one way to develop a career

Overall compensation for your work

No thanks, I would like to keep my soul. The benefits aren't worth it.

Office / Work Environment

If you like the silence of the tomb and the stress of taking the SAT's.

Environmental Friendliness

meh

Work-Life Balance

Called in for pointless overtime, employees here would like to see their families rather thank come in on a Saturday to sweep concrete and wait for the middle management to pull itself together.

Job Security

I am almost begging someone to fire me

Handicapped Accessibility

They are a government entity after all.

Workplace Safety

see above about making non emergency personnel work twenty hour days.

Challenging Work

We get possessive of busy-work.

Inclusive / Diverse

Nope. Old white guys in ill fitting suits, while the young diverse crowd is oppressed.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The key to cutting government waste would be to fire middle management, and restructure. Nepotism/cronyism is to be banished.

What I like about the company

The idea of serving the people of Ventura

What I dislike about the company

See above

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    City of Ventura
  • City
    Ventura
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Ethics and leadership are needed, especially at the top.

What I like about the company

Best part is the employees. There are many talented, hard-working dedicated employees. However, many are leaving and are being replaced by friends of the executive team. It will take years to undo the damage.

What I dislike about the company

The City needs a strong leader ASAP. Morale issues need to be fixed. Employees need to be valued and treated well including fair compensation. Women need to be treated equally and respectfully.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    City of Ventura
  • City
    Ventura
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 15.Feb 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Ventura
  • City
    Ventura
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 27.Jan 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Ventura
  • City
    Ventura
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered