San Luis Obispo County, California

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San Luis Obispo County, California Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014

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2.8 9 reviews

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James R. Patterson

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great experience as an intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA lot of knowledgeable people willing to train inexperienced interns.

    ConsNo pay or benefits offered.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good coworkers, job is challenging and diverse

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementTo trust the knowledge of their employees

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    Social Worker III/IV with San Luis Obispo County

    Social Worker (Former Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementTreat 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prosalright fun but to much work

    Conswork hard and no party

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    A job worth having

    Operations (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPraise 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty much a waste of time

    Environmental Planning Intern (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your interns something, even if its minimum wage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work.

    Librarian (Current Employee) San Luis Obispo, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCarry on. Management does a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working for the County is great.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ok for a small town

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementbe 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.

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