Alameda County Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
20 Reviews
3.4
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    I have a good experience here

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Technician I in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Technician I in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    More oppotunity, good salary, and working environment

    Cons

    Competitive to get in and hard to become a full-time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

  2.  

    Waiting for retirement and your pension

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    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Software Analyst in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Alameda County full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are about 11 years away from retirement age, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Dangerous area surrounding. Must leave office before 5 pm or risk being robbed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded and listen to your new blood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    INtern

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    Former Employee - Data Center Intern in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Data Center Intern in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Alameda County as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent salary especially right out of school.

    Cons

    Competitive to get in and hard to become a full-time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication skills with employees. make opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Doing good things means doing things faster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Alameda County part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are doing good things with just a few people. They definitely care about promoting social justice.

    Cons

    Departments are in silo's. Management is a little removed from the day to day experience. Poor people management skills. No real culture to speak of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication skills with employees. make opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Educational

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Social Worker Ll in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Social Worker Ll in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Alameda County full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are able to continuously learn from the Psychiatrist and patients about many of the various mental illnesses learned in school. Social Work with a specialization in Psychiatry/Mental Health allows for ones own personal growth if you are open to learning about oneself.
    Decent salary especially right out of school.

    Cons

    Social Workers are not promoted to leadership positions or duties. Work load is too extensive and unrealistic for an 8 hr a day position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to encourage, train and support Social workers to move into leadership positions. Support and assist the Social Workers who all have very heavy caseloads. Encourage leadership to work with and motivate the Social Workers. Allow time off for trainings and mandatory continuing education responsibilities without making the Social Worker responsible for coverage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Like any other government Job

    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fixed timings and not much work load

    Cons

    No one cares who is working and what is going on

  8.  

    Slow and steady wins the race...?

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    Current Employee - Specialist Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist Clerk in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    progressive salary increases, union backing, 11 paid holidays

    Cons

    set track for advancement which is never delineated from, can't stand out and progress any faster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat individuals fairly, not equally, there's a difference

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alameda County

    Pros

    Highly qualified people; Dedication to public service

    Cons

    Little room for salary negotiation since public agency

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's like being in high school.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Alameda County full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Convenient parking and commute options.

    Cons

    Human Resources Department is an organization where you succeed only if you are liked by the managerial staff. It is amazing that anything even gets done there with all of the socializing within their exclusive circle. Other employees are working hard, keeping their noses down, and never getting full credit for their work. Employees are told demeaning things and not respected. There is no room for advancement because if you have a skill or talent that is better than the management, you become a threat to them and they will treat you with indifference. You just will not feel valued working within the HR group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is unfortunate that the management team are not respectful. It is not something they can work on, it is just the type of people they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    very good

    Current Employee - Clerk Intermittant I in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk Intermittant I in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Alameda County as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, and hours and professionalism.

    Cons

    slow on test taking and hiring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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