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County of Marin Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Marin

    Pros

    Job security. Hours. Upper management.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits unless you're much older or retired. No chance of a good pension if you're young

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value innovation instead of years experience. Hire new/younger from other sectors rather than retirees from other counties

  2.  

    Under the Blue Roof

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Marin

    Pros

    beautiful surroundings, nice location.

    Cons

    depending on the department, you will face major favoritism and politics.

  3.  

    Great environment!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at County of Marin as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great employees which are highly knowledgeable and helpful. Leadership is top-notch and transparent.

    Cons

    Parking can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Very calm, quiet volunteering experience. You get to work independently a lot, very friendly staff.

    Former Employee - Volunteer in Fairfax, CA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Fairfax, CA

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

    Pros

    Calm, quiet, very peaceful. Independent work for the most part

    Cons

    Not very exciting, nor challenging work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better volunteering system, perhaps letting volunteers work in groups?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A great place to work and make a difference, directly or indirectly, in the community.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at County of Marin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to make an impact in the community, enthusiastic and dedicated staff, flexible work schedules, benefits coverage, potential for future advancement, architecturally interesting work environment

    Cons

    Expensive benefits, internal training availability (amount and frequency of classes offered), technologically outdated in many respects with slow process for change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus on workforce development (workforce strategic plan, career development initiatives, performance management changes, etc.) and building a more collaborative environment are welcomed and should continue. The organization needs to offer more training for staff at all levels to develop their knowledge/skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    County employees are very nice and care about public service

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at County of Marin as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Short working hours and very low expectations. This allows hard working people the latitude to do what they want and make strong contributions. No profit motive is nice too. You aren't breaking your back so the chairman can have a bigger yacht.

    Cons

    Hey, it's government. A lot of money gets spent and not a lot gets done. They think they work hard and are productive, but they aren't. They just don't compare themselves to anyone in private industry or even other government agencies. There is a lot of talk about change and making improvements, but since there is no reason to, the few who don't want to change stop everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because private industry does something doesn't mean it is evil and greedy. Try learning about budgets, performance metrics, and executing a strategy. If it is done to provide value to the citizens it's a good thing. Executive leadership needs to weed their senior managers that can't execute a professional management plan.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great opportunity To learn clinical diagnostics, poor opportunity for growth and poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at County of Marin

    Pros

    Great clinical experience and schedule flexibility. Fair benefits, good vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

    Cons

    Little room for growth. Little support or leadership. Minimal accountability or consequences for unprofessional behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show up to work, be available and accountable, get to know your staff and their needs. Respond to staff concerns in a timely fashion. Provide positive feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Analyst in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Analyst in San Rafael, CA

    I worked at County of Marin

    Pros

    BENEFITS & PENSION & COMMUNITY SERVICE & CLIENTELE & RELAXED WORKPLACE

    Cons

    NEPOTISM & FAVORITISM OFTEN LEADS TO INCOMPETENT COWORKERS
    WEAK MANAGEMENT
    LACK OF EFFECTIVE FUNDS MANAGEMENT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MORE OVERSIGHT OF MANAGEMENT BY CAO AND SUPERVISORS

  10.  

    I love my job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Marin

    Pros

    We care about our consumers

    Cons

    no overtime ability or ability to come in after hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supporting staff and valuing input keeps me wanting to do more than my best.

    Recommends

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