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Overall, I have enjoyed my time working with the District Attorney's Office.

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Current Contractor - Paralegal in Santa Clara, CA
Current Contractor - Paralegal in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at County of Santa Clara as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

I have been blessed to work with so many great people who have shared their experience and knowledge with this newcomer. The cases that I have worked on are hardly boring and keep my busy. Unlike working in the private field, the attorneys at the DA's Office are down to earth and very friendly. The benefits are good and I have no reason to complain about the salary.

Cons

Sometimes it can be very stressful to make your deadlines, but that is true for any job in the legal field. Some of the departments can be more draining than others. Hearing the cases of sexual abuse can be hard to hear, but it is a part of the job. You gotta do what you gotta do so the criminals doing the abuse are off the streets. I also feel that more training is necessary.

Advice to Management

Although I understand cross-training is beneficial, I believe giving an employee time to master his/her position (at least a year) before moving departments is necessary.

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    Current Employee - Supervising Protective Services Officer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Supervising Protective Services Officer in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The medical benefits package can not be beat.

    Cons

    Promotion from within is an unreasonable expectation.

    Advice to Management

    Not everything is the best or worst thing that may or may not always happen at all.

  2. Civil Servant

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

    I worked at County of Santa Clara full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding Benefits now and at retirement

    Cons

    Lower salary than that of the private industry

    Advice to Management

    Great job

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