Santa Cruz County
3.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us Santa Cruz, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Neal Coonerty


67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It's a secure job with reasonable benefits, but with rather limited promotional opportunities.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Cruz, CA

I have been working at Santa Cruz County full-time

ProsIt would be difficult to find a more stable job. There is a boatload of paid time off, plus all of the furlough days (unpaid mandatory days off). You are "not allowed" to take work home. It is generally pretty casual and relaxed.

ConsMandatory furlough days syphon six percent off the top of our salaries each year. Generally speaking, the county's budget is underfunded. Search elsewhere for big raises, bonuses, and perks. People plan to retire from here (lots of longtimers), so there is not a whole lot of fresh life, perspective, and experience making its way into the mix.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible place to work and live.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Santa Cruz County

ProsLow pay, low morale, nothing good.

ConsEverything, politics, nepotism, and poor working environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working hard but enjoying life in this oceanside County

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Santa Cruz County

ProsThe Pacific Ocean and mild climate makes living and working in Santa Cruz County one of the best places in California.

ConsNatural disasters are common place in Santa Cruz County

Advice to Senior ManagementTake good care of the people who work for the County

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Civil Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Santa Cruz County

ProsSecurity, money, and you get to live and work in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is a wonderful place to live, not as good as Hawaii on vacation but very very nice.

ConsBureaucracy in action. Hey, you went into civil engineering that was your first mistake! Its a field that is stuck in the mud with very little change.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to management is viewed as a criticism. Criticisms are viewed poorly. Better not to give advice unless you are adept in the art of giving advice without appearing to give advice. Suggest something, then take it back, that way it can be their idea!

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