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Contra Costa County - California Reviews

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3.1
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56%
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43%
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David Twa
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of on-the-job training; great, positive work environment with many extra-professional activities, mostly good benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • "decent pay, nice people, good work environment(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "They have a hard time retaining people because they don't pay enough compared to other nearby counties(in 11 reviews)

  • "Terrible employee retention, low pay, poor benefit package(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time

    Pros

    Lots of on-the-job training; great, positive work environment with many extra-professional activities, mostly good benefits.

    Cons

    Slow pace, scant communication between upper management (directors) and lower-level employees, health insurance relatively expensive. Highly bureaucratic as can be expected in a government workplace.

    Contra Costa County - California2018-10-01
  2. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California part-time

    Pros

    County Retirement, good work environment with MDs

    Cons

    To many Admitted Patients, not enough Support from Mangement

    Advice to Management

    Add more in patient Beds

    Contra Costa County - California2019-03-04
  3. "Good working conditions, decent pay"

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    Current Employee - Adult Instructor 

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Competitive salary; positive work environment

    Cons

    Mismanagement of contract renewal specifications; history of adult education jobs being in jeopardy.

    Advice to Management

    Employ a project manager for adult educational program expansions and alterations.

    Contra Costa County - California2019-02-05
  4. "Awesome mobility"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff 

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great place to get experience. A lot of opportunities for variety of assignments.

    Cons

    Pay compared to other agencies.

    Contra Costa County - California2019-01-09
  5. "Stable and steady"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    If you are resistant to change or wants consistency and constancy in everything, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Lots of long term staff which does not led to fresh exchange of ideas or new ways of doing things that are more efficient and effective. resistant to change.

    Contra Costa County - California2019-01-04
  6. "Meh pay, expensive substandard health benes, limited growth, some good people"

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    Former Employee - Administrative/Clerical in Martinez, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Contra Costa County - California full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Pros - almost up to market pay - I think finally higher pay than San Joaquin County; there are some dedicated good people and managers, and many competent people that care about what they do.

    Cons

    AFSME2700 - just a wreck - like high school and poorly negotiates contracts even though the largest union. Health Services clerks can be such a nightmare - seems like a lot of delayed adults when I was there - more high school cliques than high school. Management oscillates between too lax and ridiculously micro-managing. Although there are many intelligent people who are curious and positive, it's probably a 10:1 ratio...

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    Advice to Management

    I'd enter something here if I thought they actually gave a rip. I know for sure the CAO, David Twa is all about doing the BOS bidding and getting his raises and fringe benes.

    Contra Costa County - California2018-12-30
  7. "Not horrible"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time

      Pros

      Vacation, sick, and personal time accruals.

      Cons

      Management does not operate logically.

      Contra Costa County - California2018-12-18
    • "Eligibility Worker 2"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Contra Costa County - California full-time

      Pros

      Co-workers are down to earth and the environment is relaxed.

      Cons

      Man of the supervisors micromanage.

      Advice to Management

      Don't micromanage, and don't abuse authority.

      Contra Costa County - California2018-11-06
    • "Get your experience and leave"

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      Current Employee - PREOPERATIVE in Martinez, CA
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Easy work great entry experience

      Cons

      Terrible pay and terrible management

      Advice to Management

      Stop being lazy . This place has so much potential but unfortunately management lacks the drive to move this place forward. Management is lazy lazy lazy never takes appropriate action .

      Contra Costa County - California2018-11-07
    • "CCC DA's Office"

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      Former Employee - District Attorney Staff in Martinez, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Contra Costa County - California for more than a year

      Pros

      Where dull minds go to retire; atmosphere like the walking dead sets

      Cons

      Bad Management; absent systems; moronic daily schedules; everyone always on vacation or leave once they pass probation. A daily view would be like a ghost ship rather than a functioning office. Really- I've never worked in such a "office" where everyone is trying to look really busy - but not.

      Advice to Management

      Go away or try to work with the TRUMP administration; There is a reason why you have to call people 3 or 4 times with job offers. No one stays!!!!!!

      Contra Costa County - California2018-11-08
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