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Dead end job, nepotism, constant in-fighting

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Former Employee - IT Position  in  Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - IT Position in Redwood City, CA

I worked at San Mateo County

Pros

Decent benefits, union protection, pension if you can last decades here

Cons

Little chance of promotion - all based on favoritism, constant in-fighting within departments, people don't cooperate well together, there's always someone who only has 1 skill and knows 1 system for 30 years and nothing else so s/he does everything possible to keep that knowledge only to him/herself.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try actually reprimanding your employees, especially the ones that act out and do a very poor job.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for San Mateo County

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    San Mateo County has good job opportunities with equal opportunity compliance. Contribute to community quality.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at San Mateo County

    Pros

    Ongoing opportunities for advancement, continuing education both internally and within the CA Community and state college systems, with union representation, good benefits and retirement planning. Have been able to develop technical and administration skills while serving the local community.

    Management has shown great foresight in fiscal planning to prepare for economic downturns, but the State has taken the escrow accounts that were in place for resources and programs. They have still shown great restraint in reducing personnel, preferring to relocate personnel or offering downgraded positions. Must function within SEIU guidelines.

    Cons

    Salaries are a below private sector. Offices and grounds in some areas are substandard, old and in need of repair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to keep the needs of the community and your employees forefront in your long-term planning. You have made San Mateo County proud of the services you provide.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Government Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at San Mateo County

    Pros

    Laid back job environment, nice people to work with, great work life balance, good benefits if you are full time

    Cons

    chaos in the systems lack of attention from management, incompetent employees in some areas can't be fired due to union limitations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive! Award the hard workers and find a way to get rid of the people who actually don't do much

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