County of San Joaquin

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County of San Joaquin Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Been with the County about a year. Overall, a nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant Specialist in French Camp, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant Specialist in French Camp, CA

    I have been working at County of San Joaquin part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like my co-workers. There is opportunity for advancement since the County has many departments. There is integrity among the work unit.

    Cons

    The work can be mundane. Sometimes it is difficult to change the way of doing something. Given the union agreement, the climate can feel limiting (many rules for advancement or work standards).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Seniority stunts innovation and growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Supervisor in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Program Supervisor in Stockton, CA

    I worked at County of San Joaquin part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    SJC can be a great place to learn and grow as an individual because there is so much you can do to help the community, which really needs it.

    Cons

    Many of the population that works for SJC has worked there for eons and does not feel the need to work quickly to get things done, collaborate, or innovate, depending on what branch you work in, which is discouraging to new and younger talent. This review is based on a part time position without benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get some fresher approaches and more innovation through at least a couple of merit based programs or jobs. If you do not, you will constantly continue to drag down the talent pool of your own organization because too many people are 'entitled' to their job and unwilling to try new things or welcome new people. Also, the inability to hire full time employees for the talent that does want to come in means that you will continuously lose great employee potential as they leave to receive benefits and more satisfactory pay year round at other companies where hard work pays off more quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Place to Work if You Go to Church With Someone in Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Generally, there is job security. Pretty good health insurance, currently reasonable cost to employees. Lots of work to keep you busy.
    If you come in as a manager, then its a great job. Mid-management gets GENEROUS cafeteria, 2 weeks extra vacation.
    Management also given free cars for their own use, 24-7, including gas, insurance and maintenance - all at taxpayers expense. Plus good increases

    Cons

    Nepotism is epidemic. You can hear management talking to friends and family about what they need to do to get hired, and promising jobs, even though there is a "process". Favorites can do anything they want, even nothing, and will get OT and promotions. Some departments bosses are abusive and nothing is done about it.
    It is a shame that promotions are not always based on merit. Recently 3 positions were filled in my department and every one was a "pre-select". It's depressing to go through 2 or 3 interviews just to find out that they picked the person even before they opened the job. (Illegal-but they know how to cover-up.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect and equality. Appreciate what we do. Continually punishing staff with pay reductions, time off reductions and take aways in benefits are the wrong way to do your job. Allowing managers to bully, berate and treat employees should never happen.
    Act like managers, not tyrants.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Eligibility Worker II

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker II in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker II in Stockton, CA

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

    Pros

    Medical, Dental, Vision benefits plus paid vacation/holidays

    Cons

    Stressful and caseloads always increasing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    25 to Life: Your Sentence while working in the D.A.'s Office

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy District Attorney in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Deputy District Attorney in Stockton, CA

    I worked at County of San Joaquin full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Trial work available;
    Interesting cases;
    Congenial group of judges and defense attorneys.

    Cons

    Outsiders are not welcomed;
    Not very progressive;
    Limited growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract young, smart, and dedicated prosecutors, then you need to allow those with skills to work there. However, nepotism reins supreme and those who have no familial connections will leave and the county looses its investment (e.g. training, recruiting, retention, etc).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    It's definitely a good place to work - excellent work/life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at County of San Joaquin

    Pros

    Work/life balance, centrally located to the ocean, mountains, desert, cities, etc.

    Cons

    Crime rate in the city; little for kids to do in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept the fact we aren't a large county with lots of political pull, and act accordingly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    San Joaquin County - I's rather be somewhere else

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker II
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker II

    I have been working at County of San Joaquin

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    No health insurance when you retire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your line staff to find out what's really going on concerning the morale of the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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