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Alameda County Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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Susan Muranishi
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Pros
  • Benefits and retirement are great (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits and extensive training (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There are also lots of red tape that not many people are use to (in 4 reviews)

  • low pay, politics, hard to move up, slow, need better technology (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Serve the community"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time

    Pros

    no weekends
    8am to 5pm
    serve the community
    people
    close to home

    Cons

    Trump in office
    growth is based on funding for state and federal government
    development of career is slow
    decisions made are by those that do not do the work
    change is slow


  2. "Specialist clerk at Alameda County"

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    Former Employee - Specialist Clerk
    Former Employee - Specialist Clerk
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alameda County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, security, diversity, great culture ability to help others ability to help others

    Cons

    low pay, politics, hard to move up, slow, need better technology

  3. "On Call"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with, pay is very good.

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons


  4. "Information Systems Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alameda County full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place to start a career and build a good retirement

    Cons

    None to think of during my service period

    Advice to Management

    Colleagues, Keep up the good work?


  5. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Services Program Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Social Services Program Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and retirement are great. Also, there are flexible schedules for most position. Lots of opportunities for growth. It's a good place for a stable job.

    Cons

    Not as competitive pay as private. There are also lots of red tape that not many people are use to.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability


  6. "Do not go there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time

    Pros

    reasonable pay
    good benefits (medical, dental)

    Cons

    I've never seen such a lack of disrespect for people from management.
    Management use people to protect themselves and hide their own failures
    Very bad middle Management (no balls, no skills)
    Very bad pension

    Advice to Management

    Change middle management! Change your behavior! Change your culture!


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work and keeps pace with technology

    Cons

    Slow to give raisese even though salary is mostly competitive

  8. "Learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most of the positions pay well.

    Cons

    Politics is spread out through all departments. The more you are liked, the likely the chance you have for promotions. Should be based on employee performance and nothing else.

    Advice to Management

    Get the politics out the job and focus on a reward system by rewarding those who give it their all.


  9. "A diverse and friendly environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alameda County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - benefits
    - benefits
    - time goes by fast
    - supervisors care
    - flex scheduling

    Cons

    - can be tedious depending on position

    Advice to Management

    no complaints at thhis time


  10. "Great sustainable place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse work force
    Collaboration between departments
    Lots of opportunities for personal growth
    Supportive management
    Always looking to be more environmentally sustainable organization

    Cons

    Bureaucratic which is to be expected because its government.

    Advice to Management

    Keep embracing new technology and flexible schedules


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