San Mateo County

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1 person found this helpful  

Overall good experience, but currently having trouble making prudent decisions and long-term investments in employees.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at San Mateo County full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Retirement, location, benefits, competitive salaries. Great for work life balance and families.

Cons

Succession planning is preached but not typically adhered to. Lots of outside hires while at the same time laying off quality employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Practice what you preach.

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dead end job, nepotism, constant in-fighting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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