Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services

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Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place for experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place for gaining important experience in treatment planning!

    Cons

    Low staff to client ratio!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire more people.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    It never gets boring, that's for sure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services

    Pros

    Great opportunites to work on a variety of projects. Easy going co-workers and management. Comfortable office setting, reimbursable out of pocket expensises. Flexable work schedule and time off.

    Cons

    Lay-offs due to budget cuts, some who have been with organization many years are losing positions.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services

    Pros

    Great training and opportunities to advance. You get to work regular hours, and get paid holidays, paid sick leave, and paid vacation. The benefits are good, you get health/dental/vision but your dependents aren't covered unless you pay more.

    Cons

    It's the government so everything is "policy and procedure." Office politics involved as far as who gets promoted though so sometimes your supervisor is someones "friend."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up a little on policy and procedure, it doesn't have to be by the book all of the time. Especially in Health and Human services.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Rewarding work, High Stress

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    Current Employee - Human Services Social Worker  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Human Services Social Worker in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation relative to other employers within the field. Challenging work. Supportive peers. Potential for a decent work-life balance (relative to the private sector). Good benefits- specifically, health benefits, vac/holiday/sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, some educational reimbursement, flexible schedules. Feedback about job performance, and recognition for effective job performance, is good. There are definitely opportunities for advancement and/or a change in career path- opportunities exist both vertically and horizontally. Job security is very good, as is the opportunity to supplement base pay via overtime, depending on the division/program.

    Cons

    Department is underfunded by state government, creating a situation where workloads are often unmanageable. Ultimately, senior management seems to exacerbate the situation by instituting policies that add to the workload without providing adequate corresponding support. The situation creates significant turnover and dysfunction. The work is stressful by nature; however, the overall dysfunction adds to the stress, which is unacceptable to many and creates a low morale among those who remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When feasible, implement feedback from junior management and supervisors regarding the impact various policies have on workload and the ability to adequately deliver services. Doing so would greatly improve employee retention, morale, and effectiveness.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    I enjoyed the work with the public but was frustrated by managment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services

    Pros

    Decent Salary, Excellent Benefit Package,friendly co-workers

    Cons

    High pressure, disorganized, supervisors/management are not supportive, constant changes of personnel and forms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in tune with and supportive of social workers. Be more consistent about expectations, fewer changes, smaller case loads

    Doesn't Recommend
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