Orange County (California)

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Orange County (California) Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great benefits, a lot of vacation time and excellent pay.

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Technician in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Technician in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Orange County (California) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    vacation time, flex schedule, benefits

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Orange County (California) full-time

    Pros

    Co workers are nice..... Time off not a problem.....

    Cons

    1.25 % RAISE IN 7 YEARS!!!!!!!!...... Even Wal mart management shakes their head at this....new retirement same as social security..... No advantage as far as retirement is concerned....think twice about working here....!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't ask employees what can be done to improve moral without addressing pay..... Very insulting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Corrupt! Run for your life!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Orange County (California) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nothing positive. If you are an employee or potential employee beware. This is serious corruption - they will use any means to destroy you and run you out if you don't take a bribe to keep your job.

    Cons

    Corrupt organization run through a network of (EA) Executive Assistants to the Board of Supervisors are embedded deep in every Agency and Department. The purpose is to contract public funds to political supporters at any costs and to provide County Jobs to politicians and campaign workers to keep the controlling party in power. If you are part of the corruption - you don't need any qualifications, HR fixes all promotions and bonuses and will secretly add 10 years of service because they run the OCERS retirement as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FBI needs to investigate and indict corrupt "band of Brothers" and supporting "little sister" network in some cases 3 generations strong within families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Department culture

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    Former Employee - Officer in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Officer in Orange, CA

    I worked at Orange County (California) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take a more hands on approach rather than leaving it to staff to maintain staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    OC Auditor-Controller

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    Former Employee - Accountant II in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Orange County (California) full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The career path is limited to government.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Typical County clerical job.

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    Former Employee - Court Typist in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Court Typist in Orange, CA

    I worked at Orange County (California) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is a very political environment.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Manager I in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager I in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Orange County (California) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A Pension plan exists, you get a lot of time off and their is a flex schedule. Promotions are infrequent.

    Cons

    Employees can't afford to pay the pension contribution and unions don't do much for you these days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Crabs in a bucket

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    Current Employee - Systems Programmer / Analyst II in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer / Analyst II in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Orange County (California) full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Tribal, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Most are best suited for corrupt third world countries.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Orange County (California) as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Who 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good and steady

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    Current Employee - Accounting Office Supervisor in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Office Supervisor in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at Orange County (California) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and steady environment.

    Cons

    No room for movement or more training at this time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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