San Luis Obispo County, California

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San Luis Obispo County, California Reviews

Updated June 19, 2014
Updated June 19, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience as an intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Luis Obispo County, California as an intern

    Pros

    A lot of knowledgeable people willing to train inexperienced interns.

    Cons

    No pay or benefits offered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good coworkers, job is challenging and diverse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Luis Obispo County, California

    Pros

    The job is very challenging and diverse. The majority of the coworkers are knowledgeable and truly care about the job they do

    Cons

    Upper management is popularity driven and does not know what they are doing. Their hiring practices are not based on qualification for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To trust the knowledge of their employees

  3.  

    Social Worker III/IV with San Luis Obispo County

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    Former Employee - Social Worker  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Social Worker in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at San Luis Obispo County, California full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay was good, plenty of opportunities for OT, a lot of training and educational opportunities.

    Cons

    The deputy director Tracy Schiro (Buckingham) and head of HR for DSS Natalie Walters are completely insane. They run the place by fear. There are AMAZING social workers that do amazing work in the agency. I don't know one supervisor or regional manager that didn't do terrific work and did not support those they managed. They offered constructive criticism when needed, education and encouragement. However, it is on an almost monthly basis to have a supervisor, regional manager, or social worker will be moved, demoted, put on leave or written up. Every employee I know in the agency dislikes Tracy and Natalie and the way they treat employees and run things. A lot of people leave the agency, and those who stay do it because of the money or fear of change. It is a very sad situation and the only way it will change is if management is held accountable for the way they run things. I was blessed because I never got in their line of fire, but I saw too many great individuals I looked up to who did things the best they could get blasted for things often out of their control. I could not stand for it anymore and found another place of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like you would like to be treated. Smile. Encourage others instead of questioning and putting them down. Be moral and someone people look up to instead of fearing. Work with people and understand their position instead of writing them up because you only see things from your perspective which is immoral and misguided. Understand the social workers and supervisors on the front line can bring a lot more to understanding situations than you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at San Luis Obispo County, California

    Pros

    alright fun but to much work

    Cons

    work hard and no party

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A job worth having

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at San Luis Obispo County, California

    Pros

    good benefits, ample vacation and sick time. Friendly workmates. Flexible schedules allow being able to enjoy family time. Time and freedom to pursue other interests.

    Cons

    lack of training. Very little opportunity for advancement. General negativity from the top down. Lack of creativity. Complacency by most of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Praise the employee with ideas instead of stealing them. Create an evaluation system which fair and honest. Every senior manager should work in the private sector for a minimum of one year.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Pretty much a waste of time

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    Current Employee - Environmental Planning Intern  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Planning Intern in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at San Luis Obispo County, California

    Pros

    Good thing to write on a resume, but that's it

    Cons

    unpaid internships, no room for advancement unless you want to for for free for who knows how long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your interns something, even if its minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Librarian  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Librarian in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at San Luis Obispo County, California

    Pros

    Small town charm, climate, and beautiful scenery. Management is competent and open to communication.

    Cons

    Expensive housing. The career ladder is limited because it's not a particularly big county.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on. Management does a good job.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Working for the County is great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Luis Obispo County, California

    Pros

    It is like a small tight-knit family. It is a great place to work with friendly, intelligent and hardworking people.

    Cons

    The County of San Luis Obispo is pretty small. There is not too much room for growth because of budgets and lack of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good at the San Luis Obispo County Airport. Everyone gets along well and is run smoothly. Feedback is given regularly.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ok for a small town

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at San Luis Obispo County, California

    Pros

    it is a small town but the college kids keep the politics alive. The county provides opportunities in many areas.

    Cons

    If you are located outside of san luis obispo in the surrounding areas life might be a little boring for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be willing to take more advice from the people below you. just because you are old and wise does not mean young ideas are not good.

    No opinion of CEO

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