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San Diego County Water Authority Overview

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Website www.sdcwa.org
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 1944
Type Government
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown
When you are a big urban area located between the salty sea and a blazing hot desert, and with scant local water resources, making sure that all your 3.1 million citizens have access to safe, reliable drinking water is no easy task. But that is the job of the San Diego County ... More

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    Wonderful. Couldn't ask for a better team!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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    1. So many amazingly talented people 2. 9/80 schedule allows for every other Friday off 3. Very caring & very understanding of issues that arise in personal life. You are never guilt tripped for taking time off or missing a day of work. 4. Dozens and dozens of employee benefits besides the standard benefits package.


    1. While a majority of the employees are incredibly friendly, at times you feel like a ghost when walking outside of your department. Even if I don't know someones name or title, I still smile/say hello and try to make small talk. Some employee's can't be bothered. 2. While working a 9/80 schedule has it's benefits, having to be at work by 7:30am is difficult when you consider having to take children to daycare/school and traffic. There is zero flexibility or leniency in hours. 3. Changes are made to departments/work flow process' by employees who have zero experience doing the jobs of those they are making changes too.

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    Human Resources Analyst Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at San Diego County Water Authority in August 2015.


    I was scheduled for an Appraisal Interview first. I had no idea what an Appraisal interview was. When I got there I interviewed with four people and only one of them worked in the HR Dept at SDWA. They asked 9 structured questions about specific job experience. From what I understand, the answers are weighted and the highest scoring candidates will be asked to come back for a final interview with the HR Manager and Director. I first applied one month ago, and I am supposed to hear about whether or not I qualified for the next interview by next week. I think that is pretty fast for a government job.

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