County of Sacramento Reviews

Updated May 7, 2015
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  1. Great pay ...great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Secure position with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities unless your a great blind test taker


  2. It feels more like working for a private entity than a government one.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Services Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Human Services Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at County of Sacramento full-time

    Pros

    Your work makes a difference in your clients' lives. Your coworkers tend to be friendly, caring, and helpful. Your benefits package is fantastic. The hourly pay is great, though personally I think for the work completed and expected, it should be higher.

    Cons

    1) Supervisors are not knowledgeable. All the wrong people are promoted. Instead of being promoted upon merit and how well they know and administer the programs, workers are promoted upon whether they are old-time friends with their supervisor. 2) You will be effectively forced to skip your breaks and lunches or to work over-time under the table because of a ridiculously high workload per worker. They essentially require you to work over-time but refuse to acknowledge or pay for it. 3) Working with the public, you will get sick more frequently than at others jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Management, please be be realistic of your expectations and honor your workers' contracts. Give credit where credit is do. Acknowledge your workers' strengths instead of only criticizing their infrequent or minor mistakes.


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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Court Investigator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Family Court Investigator in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Sacramento full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They provide great training. You can flex time if you are caught up on work. I found that I worked with an excellent team of co-workers who genuinely care about each other. I don't have much to say when it comes to pros.

    Cons

    It is impossible to ever catch up or keep up with work-load; no time left to recharge and often have to work weekends without pay (overtime;, stressful job because there just isn't enough time to do the minimum on a case to ensure fair decisions on cases that affect peoples lives.

    Advice to Management

    To be more aware of the cases an employee currently has before adding more. Utilize a buddy system so employees can work together on the tasks involved for each case. Everyone has different strengths and should be able to use them to benefit the agency and employee satisfaction. It would be better for the community if cases were assigned to teams who worked as a unit on each case from beginning to end. There is too many disruptions involved in cases being transferred from one worker to another. The teams can work on more than one case at a time; but the stress would be reduced on the workers because there would be a built in support system. There is so much work to do that people don't even have time off with their families. Unless you make it to a management position which seems impossible. People want to do a good job and be successful; however, they are set up to fail from the beginning. One person can only manage so many cases at a time. If they are unable to retain employees then the system will remain forever broken for everyone.


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  5. Typical Government Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Sacramento full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Workload was very manageable, very little concern about deadlines etc Good benefits

    Cons

    Salary too low Not enough new work to keep someone interested and engaged Management completely absent No desire to try anything new. For instance, management would prefer that people check a car out of the fleet and drive to talk with business users that allow use of a screen sharing tool (i.e., Lync/IM etc). No opportunity for advancement unless someone retires

    Advice to Management

    Time to make the people with 35 years of service that sleep at their desk finally retire Step into the 21st century


  6. Secirity in most all of the county Buildings.and car patrol.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Building Security Attendant
    Current Employee - Building Security Attendant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of Sacramento part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    if your full time more money and medical ect.

    Cons

    will not hire me full time

    Advice to Management

    go out and find more work for all the persons


  7. Helpful (1)

    Diamonds covered by rough

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior IT Analyst
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sac County is a pretty stable environment for the most part. The economy really wrecked that for everyone. However, more stable than most.

    Cons

    When there are layoffs then tenure is the word. Unfortunately alot of people with senorityare just clocking time. It dealing with the clockers that the public gets weary and the performance based emplyees get dissatisfied. Unfortunately there are alot of people promoted into mgmt here that don't have any clue and would not survive if they had to work private sectore. That assessment goes ALL the way to the top.

    Advice to Management

    cull the herd


  8. Fiddling while Rome Burns

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Line staff and colleagues were great. - mutually supportive to get things done.

    Cons

    Upper Management and the policy weenies tended to get in the way and a great deal of time and energy was necessary to work around them.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff, get them the tools an resources they need to do their jobs, get out of the way and work with them rather than against them.


  9. Some Nice People all Bad Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great and really enthusiastic employees that work for the County. They are the backbone that do all the work for the County. The benefits are great especially dental and retirement plans.

    Cons

    The management does not care about increasing an employee's skill level. They are afraid that smart employee might pass them up and take their job away.

    Advice to Management

    Value your day to day employees and management less. I know my department would have run a lot smoother without a supervisor.



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