County of Santa Clara Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara

    Pros

    Great location, coworkers, office and OT

    Cons

    Low Salary wages, San Jose is hot and the commute is horrible if you dont live in SJ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Excellent Experience for Internship

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    Former Intern - Hazardous Materials Compliance in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Hazardous Materials Compliance in San Jose, CA

    I worked at County of Santa Clara as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed me to work with the general public and gain valuable knowledge on environmental compliance.
    Very helpful and knowledgeable inspectors. Always willing to help out.
    A phenomenal experience over all.

    Cons

    As an intern, you can get dragged into strange things that don't involve you such as union contract disputes. Makes the situation a little unnerving. However, this is very unusual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was a great experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I miss working for the county and hope to return again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Career that pays well and can be rewarding, however training program is not complete and the morale is terrible.

    Former Employee - 911 Dispatcher in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - 911 Dispatcher in San Jose, CA

    I worked at County of Santa Clara full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable job once you get in the door and pass the tests, as long as you don't make any mistakes.

    Cons

    Training program is not standardized and there is little support for people who need it. Feedback is non specific and the higher management is absent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people, even those that are going through the program, better. They are there to help people, not be kicked in the throat.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. Overall it was a good experience but their projects aren't that exciting.

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at County of Santa Clara

    Pros

    People are really fun to work with. Very friendly environment.

    Cons

    The projects are not exciting enough.

    Recommends
  6. Dissatisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara

    Pros

    The employee benefits and the pension plan is excellent.

    Cons

    Senior management, board of supervisors, union and very bad working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solve problems instead of blaming employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. It's not what you know, it's who you know.

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent and provided you are working with a great manager and team, the experience can be positive. Training is provided formally and on the job, depending on positions. Many opportunities to work in various departments if you are willing to put in the effort. This is an 8 to 5 job, and you can leave your work at your desk when you get off, unless you are working in management. Great for those who are looking for a stable career and have other priorities (school, families, etc.).

    Cons

    Office politics can be demoralizing, management favoritism and nepotism is a problem. Those who work hard are not rewarded and those who slack off are not punished. Little motivation to move up. Some departments are heavily unionized to the point where management doesn't have much say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take back the power from unions and put in effort to hire those who are qualified, not those who know someone.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. Overall this is a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara

    Pros

    Benefits such as medical, dental and vision.
    Lots of free classes from the training center.
    Discounts and accelerated degree programs.

    Cons

    Double edge sword: some programs have someone in mind for a position but go through the hiring "process" anyway. Othets hire externally without considering internsl promotional/transfer candidates.
    Poor social skills: employees behave childish

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within! Build up your employees by strengthening their knowledge and skills, utilize their talents and abilities and foster a team atmospheric.
    Be available for discussion and provide feedback.
    Listen to, ask, appreciate and care about your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Incredible employer.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at County of Santa Clara full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Connecting with the community at large. Awesome staff and leadership. Excellent Health benefits, Pensions and more. Pay increases were pretty regular and fit with the cost of living. Work and life balance was very complimentary. Tuition reimbursement was great. Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    Nothing really. I loved working here. I relocated after a divorce so I can come to some clarity with my own personal life. But this place is a gem to be at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Denise Boland is the greatest mentor and supervisor I've ever had in my life. Salute this woman.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10. The county is a grea tplace to work with many opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Management Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits working in the county

    Cons

    No extra fringe benefits working in the county

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. so far so good

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits and nice desk job

    Cons

    be prepare for poorer eye sights, neck pain, from spending too long at the computer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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