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Sacramento, CA
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The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) takes care of its state residents in need. The agency's mission is to help strengthen families and support the most vulnerable individuals as they develop independence. CDSS provides a wide variety of services ... Read more

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

    I worked at CDSS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I believe a career in public service is fullfilling and the type of work carried out by CDSS can be incredibly rewarding. During my time as an analyst in the CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work program I enjoyed developing policy recommendations, writing All-County Letters, organizing stakeholder groups, providing technical assistance and other policy/program related duties as assigned. The management team was smart and there was an appropriate balance of personality types - the environment was a blend of high anxiety mangers and extremely chill relaxed managers.

    Cons

    The downside of working at CDSS is similar to the majority of government jobs - it's nearly impossible for anyone to get fired since the union is so strong so you will most likely have a few employees that do not produce work or take anything seriously. This was my biggest issue and I saw that management chose to avoid the "problem employees" and instead increase the workload of diligent employees.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the work environment and overall culture reflects ethics and personal responsibility for one's workload. An unfair distribution of work leads to disenchanted staff and low team moral.

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    Staff Services Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at CDSS (Sacramento, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    It was a simple interview process with 3 people on the panel, three generous ladies. It was very chill but to do well you need to study your interview questions.

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