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Focus on Serving the Community

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Analyst
Current Employee - Principal Analyst

I have been working at Alameda County full-time (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Dedication to quality public service

Cons

Disconnection and goal conflicts between departments/agencies. Highly political environment. Antiquated policies and procedures.

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    Nothing's changed since the 70s

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Volunteer
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Volunteer

    I have been working at Alameda County

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All the time you get NOT to spend at the office--generous vacation/benefits. Employees are generally nice. Little/no pressure to stay late. Some passionate public servants work hard to fight status quo.

    Cons

    If you want to get a sense of how employees really feel about the place, come stand outside a County building and watch the stream of workers storm out at 5:00. Most of the workforce is at or near retirement and has been here for the past 25-35 years. They gave up awhile ago, because of the red tape, politics, big personalities, entitled unions, and general apathy.

    Special warning to anyone thinking of doing Americorps here--bad, bad idea. You'll get a tiny project that no one cares about, and waste your days on the web. Do yourself a favor and look for something that provides actual stimulation and opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.

  2. Helpful (1)

    cool place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alameda County

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, excellent benefits, good picnics

    Cons

    bureaucratic, management's attitude could improve, typical government workers who have learned not to work too hard

    Advice to Management

    Hire more good people who would do the job well and represent the county in a professional manner

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