There are newer employer reviews for San Mateo County

Great Benefits, poor morale

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

I have been working at San Mateo County full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The County Manager's office is really striving to make the County a better place to work. The benefits are good, and the retirement is great. Training is available and highly encouraged.

Cons

The office I work in is in a para-military style organization. There is a lot of focus on discipline and towing the line, hence people are afraid to do anything creative or outside of the box. Enthusiasm is dampened by the fear of doing something wrong or being perceived as non-compliant. There is a general attitude of "that's the way we've always done it here."

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The values and mission are there -- but management doesn't act congruently. Compassion is one of our stated values, yet Senior Managers do not practice or demonstrate compassion. Integrity is another value, but not all Senior Managers embody this value, and there are a few who lack any integrity. Bullying in all forms should be discouraged and stopped immediately.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. I learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HUC in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - HUC in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of flexibility

    Cons

    TOO heavy at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as PEOPLE, not as second class citizens

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good Salaries and good benefits

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

    I worked at San Mateo County full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place o start when your young to get experience

    Cons

    Typical government mico managing, hiring people with in the department to positions they are not trained or qualified for. Lots of nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for San Mateo County

Work at San Mateo County? Share Your Experiences

San Mateo County

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.