Placer County (California)

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Placer County (California) Reviews

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
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    Placer County Health & Human Services

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    Current Employee - Administrative & Fiscal Operations Manager  in  Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative & Fiscal Operations Manager in Auburn, CA

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

    Pros

    Good quality of life in area. Good benefits although new employees are paying higher PERS retirement rates. Competitive pay rates. Lots of staff at retirement age so new younger staff are needed.

    Cons

    Top mangement in Human Services are all new. Lots of change occuring could be good or bad. This job has lots of late hours during budget development season which is sadly December to February.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff are your best assets so treat them well. Be ethical and trustworthy and foster a Team spirtit and appreciate eveyones different qualities and skills.

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    Former Employee - Court Clerk  in  Auburn, CA
    Former Employee - Court Clerk in Auburn, CA

    I worked at Placer County (California) 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire some people with different backgrounds and give them a chance and listen to their advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Overworked, little appreciation, lots of stress, and underpayed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Placer County (California) 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Legal Clerk  in  Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Legal Clerk in Auburn, CA

    I have been working at Placer County (California) 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 ManagementAdvice

    Good values, Placer Count is a great place to live and play. Management positions usually come from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    The work is rewarding and drives ones self to excellence, but it is truely a thankless job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, CA

    I have been working at Placer County (California)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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