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I have worked at the County for many years in 3 different departments

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Employment Counselor in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Employment Counselor in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

In my role, I work directly with the public. I am a Employment Counselor/Case Manager. I enjoy motivating my clients and encouraging them that they can find a job and be more successful. It is highly rewarding when they are successful and get reemployed. The other counselors in the office support each other. It is a wonderful career if you love employment coaching and working with employers to help people find work.

Cons

There are not any employee reviews as it is a Union Job and pay increases occur on a set schedule. Once you reach the top of the pay scale, you are maxed out - no matter how well you perform. Cost of living increases have not occured in over 5 years. So your financial progress ends after 5 years of service unless you promote to a higher level which is competitive and difficult to advance at the County.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Negotiate some form of Perfomance Review and merit increase for you high perfoming employees. The lack of Merit pay increases/ Performance reviews and acknowlegement creates an unmotivated performance level with senior employees that "lost their passion". Overall, staff is hardworking but the complacent, non performers can poison the unit.

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    It's a government job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Appraiser II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Appraiser II in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very liberal in many employment aspects

    Cons

    Promotions have no logical basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some management classes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Account Clerk I

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Clerk I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Clerk I in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, different personalities, good work life balance

    Cons

    No room for growth, very monotonous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More growth opportunities from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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