Contra Costa County - California Reviews | Glassdoor

Contra Costa County - California Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
86 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
David Twa
1 Rating

86 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Very good benefits including a pension (in 7 reviews)

  • good working environment and good interpersonal relationship (in 4 reviews)

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

  • I'm talking to Bay Area Legal Aid about the supervisor next week (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Nice People"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Martinez, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Martinez, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Contra Costa County - California full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people seem to care about the work they do.

    Cons

    It is a poorer County. Benefits are on the negative side.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees.


  2. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pension
    Flexible work schedule
    Close to home

    Cons

    The building I work in needs windows

    Advice to Management

    From my perspective it would be to keep up the good work

  3. "RN"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Martinez, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good working environment and good interpersonal relationship

    Cons

    traffic is always bad on Hwy 4


  4. "RN"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Contra Costa County - California full-time

    Pros

    The best team-work. Great training process.

    Cons

    Not that I can think of.


  5. "Clerical Specialist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical Specialist in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Clerical Specialist in Martinez, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close to home. Extra paid time off.

    Cons

    High Medical Co-Pay. High contribution to Government retirement plan which is not a 401K. Low pay for area.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages to attract higher performers.


  6. "Small community hospital"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Teamwork on different floors

    Cons

    The hourly rate is low


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's a good entry level position that offers overtime"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Sheriff Aide in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Sheriff Aide in Martinez, CA

    Pros

    A lot of good coworkers, many opportunities to do overtime, good benefits and good retirement, stable job and work schedule.

    Cons

    The pay could be better compared to other counties, you can be forced to cover the next shift if someone calls in sick, have to work holidays.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits, below average salary compared to other counties"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinical Specialist in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinical Specialist in Martinez, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great entry point and experience to county mental health jobs. Very good benefits including a pension. Union representation.

    Cons

    They have a hard time retaining people because they don't pay enough compared to other nearby counties. Horrific bureaucracy despite union representation.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to provide positive feedback. It's 2017.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Event Representative Position"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Representative in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Event Representative in Martinez, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the CCCWP I got to learn a lot about the environment and how to keep it a cleaner place. I also developed stellar oral communication skills and how to educate the public on used motor oil recycling and storm drain pollution.

    Cons

    There were like barely any cons at all,. I love working for the C C C W P and they are a great program to work for. One con can be bi-monthly paychecks, but that really wasn't an issue for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing. I love working at the C C C W P, and is amazing to see what you guys do for the environment and how much you care about our county.


  10. "I'm in a great department"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Martinez, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Contra Costa County - California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great bosses, open door policy, free flowing ideas from everyone, everyone's ideas are valued. Very fulfilling work. Love the youth we work with.

    Cons

    Better pay would be nice as it hasn't kept up with the cost of living. Medical benefits could be better though I still love working here.

    Advice to Management

    Try to negotiate better benefit rates for families. Better dental insurance. Don't disconnect from your employees and line staff. Value all employees.


Showing 86 of 94 reviews
Reset Filters