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CDSS Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2019

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3.6
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Douglas D. Park
9 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Details, details, details"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CDSS full-time

    Pros

    The work itself is pretty stimulating, but management has just changed so things are a bit rocky in the bureau right now.

    Cons

    Contracts processing is a slow, long process.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute the work FAIRLY among ALL analysts!

    CDSS2018-08-15
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great co-workers, not a great work culture"

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    Current Employee - AGPA in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Most of my co workers have been great - very dedicated to their jobs and a great team to work with. The location is great (downtown Sacramento) and the salary/benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Terribly antiquated extremely hierarchical structure. Some managers will micromanage to the point of monitoring when you take a break (even if your position in no way requires you to be at your desk at very specific times). Being outspoken in any way is very much looked down on. The executive team is far more concerned with being liked than being effective

    Advice to Management

    Train middle management to respect their employees as professionals, rather than treating them like teenagers who can't be trusted to manage their own time or projects. Empower your employees to act effectively, and recognize that acting effectively means that sometimes, not everyone in the room will be happy

    CDSS2018-07-01
  3. "IHSS Caregiver"

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    Former Employee - IHSS Caregiver in Red Bluff, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDSS part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paychecks always came on time without error.

    Cons

    Minimal training is provided and there is no room for advancement or pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Offering an array of classes and supplying lists of resources could benefit IHSS caregivers and the populations they serve.

    CDSS2018-01-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for busy students"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CDSS allows you to work at your own pace and learn new languages via Pluralsight. Given a lot of freedom and don't expect too much of you since you are still a Student. School is their top priority for you and you are encouraged to put school first and take time off during exams.

    Cons

    Take a while to get hired due to HR. The process are really slow in state agencies.

    CDSS2018-01-05
  5. Helpful (2)

    "CDSS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CDSS full-time

    Pros

    Great programs to work for... you really feel like you're making a difference.

    Cons

    Some people in upper management can be extremely rude ... almost like bullies. makes it hard to work with them.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved.

    CDSS2017-10-23
  6. "Management Services Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CDSS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Alot of research data bases to look into.

    Cons

    Not enough analytical work to promote

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your people and care about promotions, dont discriminate on age or appearance

    CDSS2017-06-22
  7. "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
  8. "Working for the Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at CDSS

    Pros

    Working for a department that helps the vulnerable

    Cons

    Really big department funded by the state.

    CDSS2016-12-03
  9. "Do it for the Patients not for the Monies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CDSS

    Pros

    Hours are flexible. Patients are moderate.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Contact between case worker/department is minimal at best.

    CDSS2016-09-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant (Typing) in Orange, CA

    I have been working at CDSS full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get time-off Location- next to outdoor mall and food places. Co-workers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Everything takes forever to get approved Slow Not to many job opportunities unless you move to Sacramento

    CDSS2016-05-23
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