County of San Diego
3.5 of 5 35 reviews
www.co.san-diego.ca.us San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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92% Approve of the CEO

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Greg Cox

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good pay, decent benefits

    Administrative Secretary I (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThere's good solid work to be done, usually with appreciative people.

    ConsThere are parts of the county that still have old-school mentality, so clerical support personnel are just pieces of glorified furniture. There is no need to invest in your skills, or to have interest in your job satisfaction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the most motivated workforce, but good stable work.

    Outreach (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGood benefits, and competitive pay.

    ConsNot the brightest people to work with, nor the most ambitious.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees more and hire trustworthy people. Too much micromanaging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Investigative Intern (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat for someone looking to find out what its like to work in the legal field
    somewhat laid back staff.

    ConsUnpaid
    Monopolized to do work that you would normally get paid for.
    Did not mention when positions opened.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide access to apply for investigator positions.
    Pay the interns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

    Administrative Analyst (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGood pay and benefits, room to grow, easy to understand the career ladders and how to move up, good opportunities for further training, very stable job environment.

    ConsNot much feeling of creative, out of the box, innovative thinking; lots of time spent with other employees checking the days off until retirement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good retirement but very weak leadership

    Social Worker (Former Employee)

    ProsGood retirement package and plenty of job security if you aren't interested in going anywhere.

    ConsPoor leadership development program
    Supervisors aren't well equipped and usually stay in the position for 10-20 years which does not allow for talented quick rising employees to stay to pursue internal opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mental Health Clinician (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsStable employment and ability to be creative. Ability to use various skills in counseling.

    ConsThere is no consequences for employees that act up and are not held responsible for completing duties etc. Work environment difficult as the Union protects those that are apathetic and avoid doing their job. You reach a certain level and your salary stays the same. It is difficult to promote.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate incentives for employees and support program managers in order to work more efficiently.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Legal Intern (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThe office culture is very relaxed and leadership is friendly and approachable. There is no attempt at political correctness because, given the subject matter we dealt with, sipping tea with our pinkies pointing out would have been disingenuous.

    ConsThere seemed to be very little policing as to intern supervision; some supervising attorneys were not helpful in the slightest, even intervening and settling intern trials when it was not their place to do so.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Job security, average pay, good retirement plan

    Systems Technician (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsStable work environment, job security

    ConsLack of leadership, poor management. Little chance for promotion. Many co-workers feel stuck in their current role and salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider merit-based promotions instead of the current standard, nepotism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent!

    Law Clerk (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat mentorship program for law clerks.

    ConsPost-bar externs did not seem to foster a collaborative environment with law student interns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, with some caveats

    Administrative Analyst (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsNice people, caring management, job for life!

    ConsSome departments are silos, mistrustful of others, competing agendas. Too many employees that should be fired, but county employment policies hinder getting rid of bad apples unless within probationary period.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange policies to get excellent, motivated staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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