County of San Diego Reviews

Updated March 13, 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. 1 person found this helpful

    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 :)

  2. 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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Stable and relaxed job. good overall

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    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist
    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The County of San Diego has some of the best benefits I have had. There is so much that you can do with the county and explore different areas.. There is a great life/work balance. Managers respect vacation/sick time. There are some great people who really want to serve our communities.

    Great job for a family-oriented parent seeking steady income with no stress.

    Cons

    The pay is low in comparison with the market (but the benefits make up for it).

    Because of the stability and unions it is difficult to fire an employee...therefore, you have employees who do the BARE MINIMUM to get by until retirement. At the County is where I saw some of the LAZIEST and incompetent workers. They were never disciplined because of unions etc.

    The social workers are awfully mean to their clients. Its a tough and low-paying job, but i still believe clients deserved to be respected and treated nicely.

    Although there are so many departments that employees can transfer to, there is not much promotional growth/encouragement.

    If you want to grow and learn and experience, this is not the place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Stable employment, lots of politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of San Diego

    Pros

    Great retirement and good health benefits

    Cons

    Too many politics. Elected officials have been in place too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so conservative. Take some risks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. HSS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of San Diego

    Pros

    Simple once you learn the systems. Everyone is very helpful. One on One with public. Not micromanaging.

    Cons

    one on one with public. People in dufficult situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Awful experience

    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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, some nice co-workers

    Cons

    Windowless depressing building, many people look unhappy. Over the top micromanagement and having to get everything approved by five people who don't get along well with each other and pass their tension on down. Very bad boss with poor communication skills and who is completely overworked and can't stand the boss above them. They add more duties outside of job description yet no room for growth or more pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire decent managers and make sure they get along with each other and know how to lead people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. Pleasant

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at County of San Diego

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, great support from co-workers and such.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Notice and strive for assisting employees with professional growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. I've worked here for almost 30 years...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fair management, eagerness to stay current with and follow all labor laws. The agency is transperant starting with the Executive Office. There's an open-door policy on all management levels. I have had very few complaints during my long career here here.

    Cons

    As of this writing, the court's is struggling with their budgetary constraints; among them, reduction of workforce and relocation/closure of some court offices. When there are layoffs (this is either the 2nd or 3rd round in the last five years or so), the first to go are generally the newest employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the great job you're doing under difficult circumstances.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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