San Mateo County

San Mateo County Reviews

28 Reviews
28 Reviews
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John L. Maltbie
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    Great benefits and salary

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    I have been working at San Mateo County


    The salaries are enough to prove a decent living in the Peninsula. Benefits and employee perks such as transportation subsidy are great and help a lot.


    Limited opprtunites to move up in the organization. Old timers bring the morale and quality of work down and prevent innovative thinking.

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    Create a true management fellowship program that will help younger employees enter management tracks.

    Neutral Outlook
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San Mateo County Interviews

Updated Nov 19, 2014
Updated Nov 19, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty





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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at San Mateo County in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Robotic at best. Take a test that any 5th grader should pass and then be invited for a panel interview. The panel asks 5 canned questions and they hire based on the canned questions, not on your resume. You are not allowed to elaborate on your skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for (insert agency name here). This was the first question from the panel and there was no overview of what the job would entail, who the manager would be and what department it was in. How do you answer that?   Answer Question
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Additional Info

Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1856
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

San Mateo County is located in the scenic San Francisco Bay Area. The County’s diverse population has close to 750,000 residents, growing to over one million in daytime population. It provides the benefits of temperate climate and clean air, with abundant ocean sports and recreational activities. Rural open space areas, as well as metropolitan San Francisco, are within easy... More

Mission: Shared Vision 2025 reflects the goals and priorities for the San Mateo County community expressed during a series of public meetings and surveys. The five "community... More

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