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San Mateo County Elections Div.

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Current Employee - Election Technician/Warehouse in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Election Technician/Warehouse in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at San Mateo County (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

very little pressure; great place to work if you don't require supervision; plenty of different tasks to work on so you never get bored

Cons

It's only seasonal and they are moving towards all mail ballot voting within 5-6 years

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  1. Good Stepping Stone

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Child Support Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Child Support Analyst in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at San Mateo County full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Some departments offer flex schedules. Job security and supervisors (not managers) were usually very empathetic and helpful and coworkers were great.

    Cons

    You only get a minimal raise every year and after the 5th one, you can't get any more. Upper management has little to no interest in feedback from line staff and morale is close to nonexistent. Sick time usage is frowned upon, even if excused. Hard to be promoted as most of it is political and based on how well you get along with management.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees! Listen to their comments and feedack and pay attention to how low the morale is in your departments. Have some sort of team bonding or incentive and decrease the amount of favoritism in the office.


  2. Great Benefits, poor morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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