San Mateo County

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Innovation minded candidates need not apply

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Former Employee - Employment Services Specialist in Belmont, CA
Former Employee - Employment Services Specialist in Belmont, CA

I worked at San Mateo County full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Government Job with defined lifetime benefit compensation pension plan. If you don't mind repetitive work environment that requires little mental fortitude this is your place. If you are looking for a non-dynamic work environment with the stability of an aircraft carrier in a calm sea this your place. The civil service employment process allows non-degree applicants access to obtain a living wage.

Cons

They haven't had a raise in 8 years! Career mobility based on favoritism not talent. I would describe the majority of employees as good people who care about those in need of a temporary hand-up to get back on their feet. In these lean economic times many middle class families found themselves in a vulnerable economic situations and HSA was there to help. You may not get the comparable private sector wage but it pays more then most non-profits and you derive a great since of satisfaction from assisting others.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Challenge yourself to be innovative and design implement programs and processes that have a positive measurable impact upon long-term poverty in the Bay Area. Just dulling out standardized aid payments is better than no safety net but I think society would benefit more from a safety trampoline that allows you to spring forward and upward more quickly.

Doesn't Recommend
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25 Other Employee Reviews for San Mateo County (View Most Recent)

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    Constant changing culture, some for the better, some for the worst.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Mateo County full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, stable work

    Cons

    Low staffing causing others to become overworked, unfavorable working conditions. Very high stress environment.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Health Policy Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Mateo County

    Pros

    A very Open environment, a good starting point for college students.

    Cons

    The work environment is not fantastic and sometimes your supervisor is not in contact with you for the entire duration of the internship. I know others had better experiences so this may be case-by-case.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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