City and County of San Francisco FAQ

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26 English questions out of 26

April 1, 2019

What is health insurance like at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Decent healthcare benefits, decent union

Cons

Low pay, low prestige, low-brow, and unsophisticated managers and coworkers. Bullying and unfair treatment towards some types of employees. I saw a manager stereotype a potential candidate and choose a white male over him. Then the white male was passed over in favor of an internal candidate!

Advice to Management

Live up to SF's "world-class," inclusive, diverse, cutting-edge image. Higher pay/prestige will attract more sophisticated, smart employees. Stop stereotyping and stigmatizing job candidates. Pick the one with the most merit, not whoever you like best based on your own preferences and biases. Treat all employees with the same level of fairness, empathy, and respect. Stop the childish bullying, belittling, and stereotyping.

Decent healthcare benefits, decent union

April 1, 2019

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October 24, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Benefits are great, and you’re working for the betterment of our city—not just lining the pockets of the 1% /Venture Capitalists. Some managers/department heads really understand the need to modernize and move processes forward, and working on those projects definitely makes me feel like my work is making a difference.

Cons

Hiring process for full-time employment is lengthy, opaque, and seems far too arbitrarily specific in many cases. There’s a lot of calcified employees and departments worth of unbelievable inefficiencies. So that’s either fertile ground for improvement or a lot of banging your head against the brick walls set up to thwart any kind of change. Things just happen at a slower pace here.

Advice to Management

Make ongoing learning and skill development a part of the ongoing operations in each department. Keeping everyone’s skill sets more current and useful together, mingling the older employees with the newer ones not only helps everyone get on the same page, but also helps to facilitate intergenerational transfer of institutional knowledge that should be passed down. Make employee “off-boarding” an integral component of work life - documenting how a role functions, jobs get done, processes and procedures and more all through the employee’s tenure so that it’s not rushed at the end or just neglected completely.

Benefits are great, and you’re working for the betterment of our city—not just lining the pockets of the 1% /Venture Capitalists.

October 24, 2019

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August 9, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Pay is good for government. Health and retirement benefits are solid.

Cons

Toxic employees and management who will not stand up to them. Management is more focused on politics than supporting the ongoing work of the department.

Advice to Management

Get rid of bad employees who are working the system.

Health and retirement benefits are solid.

August 9, 2020

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July 17, 2020

What is paid time off like at City and County of San Francisco?

Pros

Hourly rate of pay. Paid vacation tome

Cons

Equipment doesn’t function properly. Loud noisy environment in a cluttered environment. Not enough breaks and training is lacking due to short staffing. Lots of blatant favoritism from Management toward Dispatchers. Supervisors are burnt out.

Advice to Management

Add another break in the daily schedule or make the breaks longer. Many times employees only get partial breaks or even end up missing their breaks due to heavy work flow. Designate one hour each day to let Dispatchers perform training modules to Brit their standards up with medical/fire calltaking and dispatching. Need to inform Management to treat all Dispatchers respectfully and with professionalism!

Paid vacation tome

July 17, 2020

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August 9, 2018

Does City and County of San Francisco have a pension plan?

Pros

Good benefits, pension, room to grow/ upward mobility, lots of holidays off.

Cons

Wish they provided snacks and sleeping pods like google or uber.

Good benefits, pension, room to grow/ upward mobility, lots of holidays off.

August 9, 2018

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