County of San Diego Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits, fair management, eagerness to stay current with and follow all labor laws (in 6 reviews)

  • Good retirement package and plenty of job security if you aren't interested in going anywhere (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely difficult to promote/transfer (in 2 reviews)

  • If you just want to sit on a piece of equipment all day this is not the job for you, unless you get on the street sweeper (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Human Services Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, career oriented organization.

    Cons

    The process to get hired is very long but well worth it.

  2. Administrative Assistant II

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

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable, progressive, friendly, advancement opportunities, decent benefits packages with options.

    Cons

    Some job titles need to be changed to reflect the job responsibilities, culture and era.

  3. The department within Health & Human Services Agency was well run, had great leadership.

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at County of San Diego part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits
    strategic leadership
    the nature of the work is public service oriented which was very satisfying
    Service years reciprocity with other county governments
    Tightly run department with a keen eye toward efficiency and careful/responsible use of taxpayer dollars.

    Cons

    The size of the enterprise sometimes results in a bureaucratic slowness.
    Hiring is slow, confined by strict hiring laws--not well designed to be nimble and responsive to changing demands.

    Advice to Management

    Within the confines of the Civil Service rules, allow managers more control over which job candidates are interviewed and hired.

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  5. Land Use/Environmental Planner

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    Former Employee - Land Use/Environmental Planner in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Land Use/Environmental Planner in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and staff are hard-working, good individuals. Relatively relaxed dress attire (business casual). Core hours are 8am-5pm, but they are/were relatively relaxed about schedules, as long as you get your work done and are there for 8 hours. I got lots of valuable experience and retained a lot of valuable information.

    Cons

    Where do I start … all the minorities or old guys got fired, they retained the caucasian with some asian employees. Staff is over-worked and over- stressed. Very bureaucratic. Can be quite political.

  6. Helpful

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    Current Employee - Residential Care Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Residential Care Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The flexibility of the company and also the benefits, retirement, sick leave as well as vacation.

    Cons

    As a supervisor taking time off is limited as there arent at many supervisors as there are staff.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with the Supervisors.

  7. Great company to work for if you are looking for stability.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and ok pay. More rewarding if you stay in the company longer and hopefully go up the ladder quickly

    Cons

    Long tenure employees are resistant to new technology and not willing to change.

  8. Great benefits and potential for promotion.

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    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at County of San Diego

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work load and the ability to help others include the quality of their life.

    Cons

    I tend to find most of my greatest resources to be my seasoned co-worker rather than my management.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of San Diego

    Pros

    -Most of the people I work with are great
    -Pretty good atmosphere
    -As far as I know, for those that have permanent positions, it's a pretty stable job with good benefits

    Cons

    -It can be tricky to get a job here; I think it's because those who do work here are pretty much set so I'm assuming there aren't too many openings for that reason
    -Not really any cons other than that; I'm pretty satisfied :)

  10. Intern, PDS

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    Former Intern - Graduate Student Worker in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Graduate Student Worker in San Diego, CA

    I worked at County of San Diego as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and the opportunity provides you with a lot of valuable experience. Fair and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    As nice as I thought management was they were rather distant and took very little interest in what I was doing. However, they did say hello and were happy to converse when I did approach them.

    Advice to Management

    Take the opportunity to get to know and mold your young professionals. You might be losing out on valuable team members.

  11. Secure job.

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    Current Employee - Records Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Records Clerk in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at County of San Diego

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable job. No worries about lay offs.

    Cons

    Rising cost of retirement. County offset towards retirement is disappearing. We will soon be just like a private sector retirement plan.

    Advice to Management

    Your working people are worth more. Pay them more to show them this.

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