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Great place to learn the basics

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Current Intern - Deputy Coroner in San Mateo, CA
Current Intern - Deputy Coroner in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at San Mateo County as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Good case load for learning

Cons

Poor management. Understaffed. On-Call hours every night.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to your subordinates

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. It was wonderful and I was sorry my contract was up.

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    Former Employee - Scanning Tech in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Scanning Tech in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    The people, they were always willing to help you and show you knew ways to learn other assignments.

    Cons

    None it was a great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I had great managers

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. Disastrous leadership in Human Services Agency

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Belmont, CA
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Belmont, CA

    I have been working at San Mateo County full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Public service, if you want to help families, vets, kids, then a county job is a good way to reach a lot of people.

    Cons

    Under the most recent director, HSA has slipped from being one of the best to one of the worst. Insiders (family members, sycophants) are promoted above people who are focused on doing their work. Panel interviews are used to undermine civil service procedures and advance applicants who have neither the work history, education nor background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many managers were hired by the outgoing director, so, like her, they don't have degrees or experience in their field, so I guess they should fire themselves or each other, and get some really good consultants, preferably people with experience. Most of the directors at HSA have zero experience in their fields.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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