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Construction Management

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Current Employee - Construction Project Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at San Mateo County full-time

Pros

As a construction manager, you don't have jobs outside of the County.

Cons

This is government work and things don't get done too timely.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for San Mateo County

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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 for 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
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
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