Orange County (California)

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Updated May 6, 2014

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3.2 13 reviews

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John M. W. Moorlach

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    OC Auditor-Controller

    Accountant II (Former Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsThe OC Auditor-Controller offers a family friendly work schedule.

    ConsThe career path is limited to government.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Department culture

    Officer (Former Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsThe company policy is responsible, while the culture itself is lenient. The work can be challenging in a good way and a good stepping stone to higher career advancement.

    ConsThe company culture can be too lenient, where the challenge is fitting in with the people rather than the job itself. Organization in staffing can be unorganized and unprofessional at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a more hands on approach rather than leaving it to staff to maintain staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical County clerical job.

    Court Typist (Former Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsFlex days. The benefits are just ok, not what everyone thinks they are.

    ConsNo room for advancement. You top out on pay. Promised job return if you come back within two years but no follow-up from HR. Unless you know someone in another department, it is almost impossible to transition to it. You basically get stuck in the position/department that initially get into.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Crabs in a bucket

    Systems Programmer / Analyst II (Current Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsJob stability, union or "association" negotiated employment agreements, good benefits, educational reimbursement programs, flexible work hours, not a bad place to begin a career.

    ConsTribal, lack of business or process maturity, mostly run by high school graduates, 20% of the people pull 80% of the weight, jobs or promotions are largely determined before jobs are posted, jobs are often awarded based on "loyalty" rather than expertise or contributions, a workplace driven by individual self-interest rather than the public or organizational interest, a place where character assassinations are the norm even within groups. Territorial, where very few people share information to maintain their job security even if all they do is push a button. Indifferent to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost are best suited for corrupt third world countries.

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    For Volunteers, Interns, and Contractors: The Best Place You'll Never Work

    (Former Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsGood pay and benefits
    Great people and opportunities to make a difference.
    Excellent training opportunities.

    ConsWho you know is more important than what you know.

    Volunteering and interning will get your foot in the door here, but it's a revolving door.

    Unqualified managers target "waste" to justify their positions. In doing so, they create new programs and systems that actually cost the County more in time and money to meet the same objectives.

    The time it takes to get approval for outside training, grants, donations, etc. has meant many a missed opportunity.

    Contractors may not be paid for months. This is an ongoing problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementServing the public is a privilege. Trust, listen to, and invest in your staff. They are what make the impossible, "possible" every single day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and steady

    Accounting Office Supervisor (Current Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsGood people and steady environment.

    ConsNo room for movement or more training at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A service oriented culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    ProsStability
    Generous vacation time
    Good retirement benefits
    Transfer opportunities
    Training opportunities
    Service oriented

    ConsMany entrenched employees who are not interested in improving their skills or output.
    Driven by politics.
    Managers were mistreated in my department.
    Low morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower employees to problem solve and assume ownership.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Brutal Lay off each year

    Auditor Appraiser (Former Employee) Santa Ana, CA

    Pros8 - 5 job
    No competition
    People are generous
    Not much stress
    Overtime pay (before the stock market crash)
    Easy work

    ConsIt is really brutal for the first year employees. After one year, performance review is done and half of the 1 year old trainees get laid off. For example, my group was 8 people and 4 got ladi off during and at year end period

    Advice to Senior ManagementShouldn't be brutal to trainees. Why hire trainees and keep the high rate of turnover? People hate that. management is not generally capable of handling the department

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Culture depends heavily on specific manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsGood pay and benefits
    Many good people to work with who are dedicated to the public they serve
    Opportunity to make a difference
    Excellent training opportunities

    ConsLarge, bureaucratic organization
    Difficult to move things through hierarchy
    Clear difference in resources available depending on service provided or demographic served

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a strong culture that values all services provided and promotes respect for the citizen's served. Support outreach efforts and citizen involvement.

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    Social Services is filled with great people and is fun to work for.

    Information Processing Technician (Current Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsThe people are friendly and the hours are great.

    ConsThe upper management see their own careers as more important.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider how you came to be where you are now and remember where you started.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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