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County of Riverside Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
41 Reviews

2.9
41 Reviews
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County of Riverside Governing Board Member John J. Benoit
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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Service Officer  in  Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Community Service Officer in Riverside, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits, secure job, pleasant workplace.

    Cons

    The amount for taxes is a lot, but its worth it for a secure job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An ok place to work if you are not ambitious

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant III  in  Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant III in Riverside, CA

    Pros

    I love my boss she's cool, she doesn't hover and values family

    Cons

    No room for growth at all. Dead end job. I even have my degree and they will hire from the outside versus hiring from within first. Its ok if you have no ambition or desire for more in your life I know several people who are office assistants for 8-15 years and are ok with that. But me I am looking for more and I have a great track record.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mainly for HR. there are so many county employees looking to branch out and you will hire an outsider before you are loyal to your current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Everything is based on seniority...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA

    Pros

    There were some good people, but the majority were lazy and everything was based on seniority.

    Cons

    Everything is timed. This is very much the old way of working, a straight 8 to 5 work schedule. No one was passionate about their job or strived to do exceedingly good work. It seemed like everything was there just to collect their pay check and go home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture is beginning to be a major factor in business; it would be wise to change the overall structure and you may get better people who actually care about the work they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I was happy until I saw how things were really run over there.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sometimes it felt like a happy family. Benefits were good until a couple of years ago.

    Cons

    It really was a dysfunctional family. The culture of kissing but won over work ethic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the nepotism and having management being best friends with Supervisors. Finish the CREST project.

  6.  

    Not the best experience of my life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA

    Pros

    The pay was great. The benefits were ok. Sick time and vacation time.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. Very management top heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of consistency in discipline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nope

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some great people, the old retirement formula

    Cons

    Figure out how governments get their reputation: politics, ethical gray areas, lazy employees, people that should have retired or left a long time ago. Soul sucking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites, care about job growth and development. It's 2014, allow telecommuting already. Don't just have it in a policy as a theory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Use to be a better place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Worker
    Current Employee - Social Worker

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most places, but in the last two years, they have definitely decreased. Depending what department you are in, they pay for higher education.... but this again depends if you are considered a valuable employee

    Cons

    Step increases were frozen for years, now they come in much smaller increments once per year, which means you will pretty much make the same for years. Theres alot of favoratism and that often determines who moves up. Most departments are under staffed, therefor workers are incredibly over worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your line workers and take their input into consideration. Bring back benefits how they use to be

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed my time with the county

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Counselor  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Group Counselor in Riverside, CA

    Pros

    Benefits were great and pay was fairly good for college student; fairly flexible with school; wonderful co-workers; fair promotional system; if you do a good job you have a good chance to advance in the organization

    Cons

    Working weekends and holidays; lack of consistency in direction and support; routine tasks predominated; constant worry about budget cuts and programs shutting down led to decreased employee morale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just blah

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very little to say here. No pros

    Cons

    A lot; location, people and work are an absolute drag

  11.  

    HR Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours and good pay. Get to learn new areas of HR.

    Cons

    Not much, I like working there.

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