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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at County of Santa Clara

Pros

Good Pay and Benefits, Good working conditions

Cons

Departments are very non cooperative

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better cooperation between departments.

Recommends

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    Great people, great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara

    Pros

    Fantastic people, dedicated, hard-working, inspiring, supportive, and kind

    Cons

    Opportunities beyond government positions are limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the same great work.

    Recommends
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    Former Employee - Support Services  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Support Services in San Jose, CA

    I worked at County of Santa Clara full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You will enjoy great County benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, differential pay, pension and other... Seniority is a big deal so plan to work for a very long time. You will enjoy working with a lot of people with different background, culture and enthnicity. With patience and good work ethics, you will learn to become a great civil servant. You will understand that you only have your job because of the citizen you are serving. After all, you will be happier when you receive your monthly retirement checks.

    Cons

    Very difficult and long hiring process. Pay scales are much lower than private industry jobs. Some things can be done within hours would take weeks to complete. Bureaucracy is the norm, lazyness or complacency is a big problem that needs to be corrected. Some managers appear to be afraid of discussing problems with unionized employees or confronting those with negative behavior. Some managers are promoted because of working on the job for a long time but many do not have the neccessary management educational level to manage people of the 21 st. century. Many managers do not even have a Bachelor degree. Higher education should be a requirement to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get out of your offices and walk around your area of responsibility to talk with your employees to understand their expections of you and remind them your expections of them. It goes both ways. Encourage your employees to work as a team while you are with them, leading them and supporting them.

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