Merced County, CA

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Merced County, CA Reviews

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  1.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Mental Health Clinician I in Los Banos, CA
    Former Employee - Bilingual Mental Health Clinician I in Los Banos, CA

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    salary was excellent and provide leadership postions.

    Cons

    lacked training sessions for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more staff due to large case loads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth the commute

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Merced County, CA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good medical/dental/vision benefits, union, hours are ok no room for overtime, and u get your own office

    Cons

    Managment favors employees, hires friends, staff are poorly trained poor boundaries with clients, lots of favoritism & Managment does not understand how to be a real manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your hire your friends no one should be aware how close of a relationship you have with them.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointed, disheartened, sad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, upward mobility opportunities in most areas.

    Cons

    People who have been there for several years are allowed to treat their co-workers badly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee (especially one with an excellent work history) informs you that he/she is being treated badly by other staff, take it seriously, and most importantly, make it stop or terminate the ones making a hostile working environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bait and Switch: Programmer Analyst I

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Merced, CA

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, family environment. Breaks are like a breath of fresh air walking around
    nice downtown homes in peaceful rural Merced, CA home to UC Merced.
    Near my family and rental properties.

    I prevailed in a near $10,000 workers compensation award against Merced County for
    the workplace back injury I sustained.

    Cons

    Salary is a third what Silicon Valley pays. Heavy politics.
    Why I took the job? Told I would program in .NET C sharp.
    On my second day, I confronted my Manager 'Why am I doing COBOL?'
    He told me can you at least do 2 lines of COBOL code in 6 months?
    I endured 2 years of the most stressful job in my life and when
    I handed him my 2 weeks notice he slapped my hands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to applicants promising .NET when only COBOL work available.
    Don't manufacture derogatory performance reviews in retaliation for employee filing
    complaint with EEOC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing coworkers, chill environment, great place to work

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    Former Employee - Extra Help Intern in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Extra Help Intern in Merced, CA

    I worked at Merced County, CA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    decent pay, knowledgeable employees, great work environment, the whole thing is more like a big family than a bunch of coworkers after a while

    Cons

    favoritism among some of the higher ups, budget cuts due to the county (and CA in general) being broke means your position with them is always a bit uneasy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Nursing and Caregiving for In Home Hospice and Supportive Services in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Nursing and Caregiving for In Home Hospice and Supportive Services in Merced, CA

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Merced County is a very busy town as far as the need goes for home health care, they are in great need of caregivers and nurses to occomadate the need.

    Cons

    Its too far away from me to work there now. But as far as any really cons to the job, I have no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go mopre by the talents of the enployee to determine elegibility for work rather than being sticklers for every lil rule pertaining to the process. There should be exceptions to every rule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Degrading, Humiliating, De-Humanizing, Dis-organized, Malevolant Management, a very disparitive work environment.

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    Current Employee - Social Worker I in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Social Worker I in Merced, CA

    I have been working at Merced County, CA

    Pros

    The benefits and level of pay for Merced.

    Cons

    The absolute lack of teamwork, lack of proper training (especially of the management staff!), the insincerity of their message to their employees, the absolute narrow vision and boot-camp management style (boot camp is not quite correct. In boot camp you strive for an esprit de corps, here it is just a way to use negative reinforcement to undermine positive, educated people by uneducated welfare mom leads and supervisors, most of whom do not have an education and DEEPLY RESENT and sabotage those of us who have worked hard to get a degree.), the total disconnect of their director Pagan (appropriate name), the focus on destruction of truly dedicated staff members and the lack of a true commitment to the people of Merced that come to us for remedies and solutions. The number of staff that are on disability demonstrates the lack of proper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow an external audit to find and remedy all the problems within the HSA.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great Pay at Least for Merced

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Merced, CA

    I worked at Merced County, CA

    Pros

    Overall, the freedom to only have to work 40 hours a week at decent pay for Merced.

    Cons

    Still, for a programmer this pay is a pittance.
    Not a real chance to advance - not much professionalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually read a book on programming and learn to invest in new tools even if it means talking to your newer programmers! How about this, don't be a dinosaur!!!

    Doesn't Recommend

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