Fresno County

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Fresno County Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014
Updated May 31, 2014
17 Reviews

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  1.  

    Happy at Work for the County of Fresno

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Secretary  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Secretary in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    At the current time, pay cuts and salary freezes have been lifted, new job recruitments are always being conducted, and promotions are happening like I have never before seen in my ten years as a County of Fresno employee.

    Cons

    Some unionized positions took hefty pay cuts a few years ago, additional steps have been added to many job classifications, and medical insurance costs have gone up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training opportunities and team building activities would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Department of Social Services - Staff Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Steady paycheck.

    Cons

    Obviously, an extremely bureaucratic environment. If you tend to think "outside the box" or are innovative, your creativity will be stifled. Typically, the best analysts are promoted to the worst managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage human capital. The morale is beyond low and many people who have worked there for years tend to feel stuck and are reluctant to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Okay job short-term.

    Current Employee - Information Technology Analyst  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Analyst in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits, although they have decreased significantly over the past 10 years. There are some good people working for the county. Good place to gain experience before moving on.

    Cons

    Pay is very low when compared to other counties. Should be more focused on training and education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the brain drain and invest in the future with young qualified employees. Promote those that have potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was doing different tasks

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Fresno, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Fresno, OH

    Pros

    pay, helpful, teamwork, cooperative, learn different jobs

    Cons

    it was temporary, have to retest to come back, boring at first, not in the best area, a bit far from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable employment but no appreciation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits and lots of annual leave once accrued.

    Cons

    Low morale because employees are overworked and under-appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the employees and actually listen to their concerns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good People With Good Intentions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Staff and Administration Positions  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Line Staff and Administration Positions in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Generally, the people working in the parts of the organization that I worked in worked hard and had the best of intentions

    Cons

    Systems tend to be disconnected, role clarity was inconsistent, work processes were not aligned well and well as having redundant and out dated processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have to say it but, hire an organizational consultant to help management examine ways of working more effectively with the limited resources. Create safe dialogue face time with staff for emerging and utilizing the collective intelligence of your staff, as well as talking about the "elephants in the room" that people don't talk about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Tough Times of Low Moral

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Clerk II  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Account Clerk II in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Great people to work with in this particular office, interesting job and just enough work - not too much or too little. Good benefits of leave hours.

    Cons

    Moral is really, really low. Salary was cut 9% last year and another 4% this year for us, the lowest paid admin staff. After all the deductions, we are earning only about 2/3 the gross on paper - works out to just a bit above minimum wage. No promotions and fear of demotions or pink slips at regular intervals. Times are tough. The highest paid get the lowest salary cuts, or no cuts and instead, increases. Meanwhile us lower paid workers are finding it hard to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board of Supervisors and other managers should take at least equal percentage cuts as the lowest paid staff - that would save a LOT more to balance the budget!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Learning Experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Work Practitioner  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Social Work Practitioner in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and practice child protective services. Great opportunity to fine tune consumer relations, culturally sensitive, cultural brokering, and client advocacy skills. This Department provides good training in social work assessment, case planning, and permanency planning for individuals and families.

    Cons

    Very difficult to express personal opinions and positions on social issues. Although knowledge and practice of social issues are required to provide efficient social work practice to consumers. (Last year with employer 2006).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop relationships with all employees, win their trust by remaining trustworthy. Continue providing excellent training and opportunities to all individuals regardless of ethnicity and cultural differences.

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Its OK , Its just job that I have to do to support my family.....When I will have better option I will move on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    Fresno is lost cost of living area, so lower wages is not a problem.
    People are nice easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Management is not so great here, still living in ancient times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep up with world of technology. Belive in keeping your employees updated by training them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Child Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Child Support  in  Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Child Support in Fresno, CA

    Pros

    The people who work there are great.

    Cons

    The job can be depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible with employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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