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City and County of San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Edwin M. Lee
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Pros
  • Competitive wages and great benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, positive leadership, opportunities for training and growth (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many slackers hide behind the Civil Service shield (in 10 reviews)

  • Too much red tape to progress, stagnant hiring policies and procedures, unnecessary wait times for promotions and or interviews (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Principal Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City and County of San Francisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Laid Back, High Salaries

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Nepotism, Inefficiency, Wastefulness, Poorly Implemented Iniciatives

    Advice to Management

    Hone talented individuals and attempt to retain them.


  2. "TTX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City and County of San Francisco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit, laid back, no overtime needed

    Cons

    Too political, ignorance management , disrespectful, lazy management and workers, wasteful culture

    Advice to Management

    Provide guidance, respective your workers, treat everyone equally

  3. "Great culture in the Controller's Office"

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    Current Employee - Supervising Auditor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Supervising Auditor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City and County of San Francisco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, positive leadership, opportunities for training and growth

    Cons

    Highly political environment with client departments, could improve planning processes


  4. "Integrity, Ethics, Education Truly Not Needed"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Controller in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Transportation Controller in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City and County of San Francisco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. A lot of good, educated people to work with who actually care about achieving task and goals. Great place to be employed if your allergic to work. Tons of overtime.

    Cons

    Too many slackers hide behind the Civil Service shield. 100's of dollars deducted from each paycheck for you retirement contribution but takes many months, red tape and games to get money back if you don't stay employed there for 5+ years. Lots of hiding, finger pointing and very lazy employees. People in promoted to manager positions only because of testing scores but have extremely poor knowledge and leadership skills. Outdated equipment everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on running a much more honest operation. Eliminate slackers, bullying and discrimination. Outsource transit operator jobs


  5. "Great benefits, hard to move up"

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    Former Employee - Public Service Aide in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Public Service Aide in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City and County of San Francisco part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Pay was decent
    Friendly people

    Cons

    Could have used more hours
    Hard to move up in position
    Micromanagment


  6. "Office of the Controller"

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    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City and County of San Francisco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, rewarding place to work at, great people and positive work environment

    Cons

    Recruiting process is extremely long, things move very slowly, bureaucratic


  7. "CNA certified nurse assistants"

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    Former Employee - Caregiver, CNA in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Caregiver, CNA in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City and County of San Francisco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning the medical terminology learning Hal to do a report on a patient greet and meet patients and their families able to discuss their health issues I just love working with people especially the elders

    Cons

    The cons waiting for your relief employee to make it on work on time having six patients and you're the only one with these six patients some needs to be fed some to feed their self but changing the bed was a cons

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management because they run the floor very well some also help with the nurse when needed so management is pretty good

  8. "Temp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at City and County of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Work at a good location and met a lot of awesome people. Pay was good.

    Cons

    There should be opportunities for temp to become full or part time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Too much red tape; not cooperative partnerships between various city depts"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City and County of San Francisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Inflated salary, average work hours

    Cons

    Salary takes a hugh hit from pension; SF is on a 2 tier system whereby the costs of the pension fall on the employee, including benefit costs. I was taking home less than what I was previously making despite having a 10% increase!

    Advice to Management

    Cut the red tape; the city makes it nearly impossible to get things done; no cooperation between departments; no ability to grow and learn....you die inside if you remain with the city


  10. "clerk"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City and County of San Francisco part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great people at our department.

    Cons

    compensation set by union, no negotiation for individuals.


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