County of San Diego Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits and some flexibility with schedule (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)

  • There are parts of the county that still have old-school mentality, so clerical support personnel are just pieces of glorified furniture (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Licensed Vocational Nurse

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LVN in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - LVN in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers. They are very helpful and willing to assist.

    Cons

    May have "clicks" that hinder job satification

    Advice to Management

    Management was very attentive to their employees. Great Job!


  2. Parks and Recreation Park Attendant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Park-Attendant
    Current Employee - Seasonal Park-Attendant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of San Diego part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Alright, don't get me wrong, working for the County looks great on a resume, especially for a graduating university student. Pros: Govt. Experience Experience working with various departmental organizations. Work indoors and outdoors.

    Cons

    However, the company itself really doesn't care about you as a part-time worker. You are a tool, and there's no way around it. Cons: Poor Management (Disrespectful and non-responsive on inquiries.) Ridiculous Policies Stressful environment 0 Upward Movement for Seasonal Employees Long story short, I've been mistreated by a supervisor for close to a year now, and neither the Supervisor, District Manager, or HR will respond to my inquiries and ultimate complaints. Be aware, you again are a tool. Tools don't get a voice, they either do what they're told or they're gotten rid of.

    Advice to Management

    Give your Part-Time workers some respect, otherwise you're going to run out of employees to run your facilities. It can't hurt that bad.


  3. HHSA

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexibility after your one year of probation is up and your supervisor approves the flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    a culture of fear and punishment. Value gossip and use it in reviews instead of performance based reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to review their supervisors.


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    Trainer V

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainer V in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Trainer V in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    You work with happy energetic and supportive people. If you love to teach or guide employees through a learning process then this would be a great fit for you.

    Cons

    This position is available only during each election cycle which is roughly three months. If you have difficulty memorizing a lot of information in a short period of time or you do not like conducting presentations in front of 20-50 people then this position isn't your best option for employment.

    Advice to Management

    This is truly a great group of people to work with and for. It is too bad that the Human Resource Manager doesn't consider other employment placements when the temporary assignment is done. We have demonstrated our flexibility, aptitude and drive; three traits that all successful people possess.


  6. pension nice, politics and favoritism not-so-nice

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pension pakage and potential is a draw

    Cons

    politics and favoritism and low morale with employees. good employees are given more work, poor ones slack off - but same pay - little incentive to excel.


  7. Working for the County of San Diego

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    They do not take care of their employees if they so happen to get injured on duty.


  8. Be treated like meat at the county

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    Current Employee - Environmental Health Specialist Trainee in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Health Specialist Trainee in San Marcos, CA
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Field work allows you to get out of the office away from dirty supervisors

    Cons

    You are treated like meat. You work tirelessly for little reward...and have to reapply for promotions. If you are a temporary employee as I was then a moments displeasure to your supervisor is grounds for immediate firing without any cause being given

    Advice to Management

    Treat others as you would like to be treated


  9. Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -O.K Pay -Great Benefits -Perfect Work/Life Balance -Very Lenient Vacation/Sick Leave

    Cons

    -Slow Moving -Political -Older Generations -Quiet work environment

    Advice to Management

    Hire more Millennials


  10. Solid career choice

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people (for the most part), interesting work; good benefits

    Cons

    Executive leadership made decisions in a vacuum, without understanding impacts on those implementing the decisions. Too much red tape, even for those inside the County.

    Advice to Management

    When making broad decisions affecting hundreds of employees, speak with some of those employees first. For example, one year leadership wanted county employees to work on a project when we didn't even have the software yet.


  11. Senior Deputy County Counsel

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    independence, professional growth, outstanding benefits, a congenial working environment.

    Cons

    government red tape, at time.



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