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County of Sonoma- Mixed Emotions, but overall positive.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Santa Rosa, CA
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Santa Rosa, CA

I have been working at County of Sonoma

Pros

Working for the County of Sonoma has many positive benefits similar to working for any County government. You get 15 minutes breaks every hour and generally supervisors are very lenient and understanding. One of the best things is that since the County is such a big employer that there is some security associated with that. Additionally, there are a number of good but not great support services that are offered like a number of career training classes, web help, and much more. Also, taking time off never seems to be a problem and there is not the added pressure of deadlines quite like there is in the private sector.

Cons

While working at the County level can be rewarding at sometimes there are many small aspects that can be a bit frustrating. For one, the pace of all the bureaucracy can get very frustrating. If you are in a position that has to get things out you may be waiting on other government entities that seems to take their time getting things done. The next biggest problem that I have is that you have to political correct many times. You are working in a county government which is one of the most political sensitive areas to work, however this depends on which office you work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

By more open to new ideas and the future. One of the most frustrating aspects not mentioned above is the slow pace at which change is adapted in the County system. Overall, there are a few managers that have started accepting things like flex time, but do to the county's rigid structure many managers are reluctant to do this. Another great example is attire and work place atmosphere. At my office we try and display a high level of professionalism which means no music during the day and shirt and tie everyday except Fridays. Overall Senior Management really varies from which office is the County you work for.

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    County of Sonoma

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of Sonoma

    Pros

    Great Benefits. The hours are reasonable and management can be very supportive!

    Cons

    Budget problems and no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for people to develop and grow.

    Recommends
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    Poor Management skills

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

    I have been working at County of Sonoma

    Pros

    relatively secure, consistent hours, decent benefits

    Cons

    middle management needs training in basic management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your middle managers how to communicate honestly and treat people with respect and decency

    Doesn't Recommend
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