I have been working at Placer County, CA full-time for more than 10 years
Pros – Placer County offers great benefits, paid vacations, sick time, Cal-Pers retirement, hardworking people. Flexibility and a wide variety of positions. Offers different locations such as our Lake Tahoe Office. Different shift options (8, 9/80's, 4/10's, 12's) some positions are around the clock, weekends, and holidays. You get shift differential for certain shifts. We get holiday pay, and currently have 13 paid holidays a year.
Cons – Hard to get into, background check sometimes takes months. Limited term positions or 1000 hour positions to get your foot in the door (work without benefits or perks). A lot of good people enter as this type of employment and the hours get used up before the end of the fiscal year limits. Time and money are spent on training only to have the hours run out and another person has to be brought in for the same position.
Advice to Senior Management – Good values, Placer Count is a great place to live and play. Management positions usually come from within.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-03-07 18:45 PST
I worked at Placer County, CA full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – High Pay for little work. The management and union staff are some of the highest in the state and the county is not very big.
Cons – Buddy system. Its very cut throat environment. If you want to move up the ladder you have to play the political game. There are many family members all working for the same court.
Advice to Senior Management – Hire some people with different backgrounds and give them a chance and listen to their advice.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-11-11 10:01 PST
I worked at Placer County, CA full-time
Pros – I gained a lot of out-of-class experience regarding mental health and crisis management
Cons – Little management involvement at line staff level and very low morale
Advice to Senior Management – Increase morale by involving line level staff in decision making when it comes to processes and procedures. When there are bad apples, sometimes it's best to get rid of them instead of letting them create hostile work environments.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-10-06 21:41 PDT
I have been working at Placer County, CA
Pros – The pay leads the industry for the geographic area and the non-monetary compensation puts Placer County, Health & Human Services over the top in terms of best places to work in the Sierra Foothills.
Cons – Upward mobility is difficult with Senior Staff, Supervisors, and Managers holding the same positions for long (often too long) periods of time.
Advice to Senior Management – All organizations need to refresh their leadership periodically to stay competitive and innovative. It is time to plant new seeds in the organization and let them flourish to take local county government to the next level in support of the next generation of county constituents they are tasked with serving.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2011-04-06 21:10 PDT
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