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CDSS Analyst Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2017

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Douglas D. Park
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A unique and rewarding learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Licensing Program Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDSS

    Pros

    A chance to make a difference in the lives of the elderly and dependent adults living in long term care.

    Cons

    Heavy work load with constant changes.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the micromanagement.

    CDSS2015-02-21
  2. "Middle managers can sometimes be tough"

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    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDSS for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice work environment

    Cons

    low salary long probation some managers micro-manage

    CDSS2017-03-24
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Analyst at Headquarters"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDSS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Besides typical state job benefits, the location is nice, and has a great cafeteria.

    Cons

    Most units are totally dysfunctional due to bad management, high-school politics, and poorly-functioning bureaucratic methodology. Catty coworkers, extreme workloads, and mismanagement everywhere. Do NOT try to be a forward-thinking, intelligent employee, because middle-management will feel threatened by it. You'll be promised promotions in order to keep you working hard, but these magical promotions will never occur...

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    Advice to Management

    I don't think there's any saving the system as it is. But at the very least, quit placing managers who don't know how to manage, or have no actual experience in the offices they are supposed to run.

    CDSS2016-04-12
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Bureaucracy is priority"

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    Current Employee - Associate Governmental Program Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CDSS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At least you feel like you're trying to contribute to a better world...

    Cons

    Antiquated processes Inflexible scheduling Politicking among management is priority

    Advice to Management

    Buck the outdated "chain of command" mentality and workflow. It's lame and thwarts collaboration, innovation, and kills motivation. Let egos go, and let people do good work.

    CDSS2015-05-11
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Worst Job Ever. No balance. Stay away unless you know what you're getting into."

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    Current Employee - Licensing Program Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDSS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible schedule, some co-workers are decent, potential to help those in need and get rid of bad apples, job security.

    Cons

    Crushing workload, dysfunctional system, heartbreaking cases, bureaucracy. You're constantly exposed to the dregs of society and the mistreatment of children. Mind-numbing, energy-draining, miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Whatever it is that you need to do to get more staff, find a way to do it. Bring retired staff back, get student assistants, interns, etc. DO NOT throw your new staff into a trial by fire. It will backfire. Give your staff the right tools for the job.

    CDSS2014-09-20
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Overwhelming"

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    Current Employee - Disability Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CDSS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff are very pleasant

    Cons

    Overloaded with cases and paperwork. It is too much work for what you are paid. If you like to feel like you have a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. DONT'WORK HERE! I am trying to find a way out.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down your training schedule, it is overwhelming!!!!

    CDSS2013-09-12
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Disorganized, ineffective, and toxic."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CDSS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vacation, sick leave, job security, and retirement contribution.

    Cons

    The Human Resources office is a mess. Don't assume that you're qualified for a certain classification based on real work experience. They will disqualify you instantly and then offer you a Training and Development assignment as consolation. Don't assume that they're accurately keying in your leave usage. I've seen two employees shorted 10+ years of service credit due to data entry errors in Human Resources. Although...

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    Advice to Management

    Do not continue to hire unqualified people to manager. Give up the "savior" mentality; hire rank and file employees who are capable of doing the job now as opposed to being hopefull that someday they will be able to do the job.

    CDSS2012-09-18
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