- City of Ventura19.Jun 2018
You can't properly serve the people of Ventura County when you hate where you work.
Support from management
Old boys network. See above.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am almost begging someone to fire me
They are a government entity after all.
see above about making non emergency personnel work twenty hour days.
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
- CompanyCity of Ventura
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee