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County of Marin Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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County of Marin CEO Judy Arnold
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  1. "County Of Marin"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at County of Marin full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great people, a lot of career advancement

    Cons

    As a County employee pay is higher compared to other Counties but still not the best.

    County of Marin2017-07-20
  2. "Good Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at County of Marin full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Progressive leadership at the top. Interesting work. Nice customers. Good benefits. Generous time off.

      Cons

      The cost of living in Marin means long commutes for most County of Marin employees.

      County of Marin2019-06-18
    • "Decent"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at County of Marin

        Pros

        Pretty stable job Fairly small office Friendly staff Ergonomic desks and chairs

        Cons

        Must drive to work Office gossip Uneven interactions with management Small kitchens

        County of Marin2019-04-16
      • "Great place to help people"

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        Current Employee - Employment Specialist in San Rafael, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at County of Marin full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Chance to encourage people who may have been let go or are coming back to work. Opportunity to advise and connect with employers.

        Cons

        No complaints at this time. Great environment. Motivated co-workers

        Advice to Management

        keep listening to the front line staff!

        County of Marin2019-03-12
      • Helpful (1)

        "External hire to management position."

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        Current Employee - Program Manager in San Rafael, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at County of Marin full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Work life balance, rewarding work for community, diverse tasks/duties - no two days are the same, good pay & benefits, executive team is all new - potential(?), talented line staff, creative problem solving opportunities, input encouraged.

        Cons

        Commute, salary unable to support living in community we serve, executive team is all new - new direction/slow down process(?), line staff ask for change - yet resist new approaches and technology, solutions limited (it is government), input is not always able to be utilized (it is government).

        Advice to Management

        Be transparent as much as possible, ask for input - incorporate ideas that align with rules/regulations, be creative.

        County of Marin2019-02-09
      • "Board of Supervisors Intern"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at County of Marin

          Pros

          Gained insightful experience Met with contacts with experience in politics at the local level

          Cons

          Not a lot of work given to me Tedious work

          County of Marin2018-09-11
        • Helpful (2)

          "Good teams, leadership weakness"

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          Current Employee - Mental Health Practitioner in San Rafael, CA
          Recommends
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at County of Marin full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          The behavioral health teams are cohesive, dedicated people. Tough, interesting cases. Some opportunity to move up or laterally.

          Cons

          The leadership has been in turmoil for years, leaving line staff overworked, stressed, and without clear direction. Some approaches are behind the times. Clients can be very very challenging.

          Advice to Management

          Provide leadership, more opportunity for advancement, increase evidence based practices training.

          County of Marin2018-07-23
        • Helpful (3)

          "OK - not great"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Negative Outlook

          I have been working at County of Marin full-time for more than 10 years

          Pros

          nice co-workers. Well-funded county.

          Cons

          Management takes care of itself, pays lip service to wanting to support front-line workers, but then supports pay take-backs and inequities.

          Advice to Management

          If you are asking workers to for give backs, be public about what you are willing to give back in your own compensation packages.

          County of Marin2018-05-14
        • Helpful (2)

          "Culture"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at County of Marin full-time

          Pros

          Good place to work and good benefits.

          Cons

          Some managers are set in their ways and have no patience for change.

          Advice to Management

          Some county directors have been in the same position for too long, which makes them resistant to change.

          County of Marin2018-03-21
        • Helpful (5)

          "Needs Improvement- Not as Progressive as One would imagine"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at County of Marin full-time for more than 5 years

          Pros

          - Great work-life balance - Decent benefits - Interesting colleagues - Laid back work environment

          Cons

          Where to begin.... -Backwards thinking abounds at this place! Management in various departments has been in place far too long and has not kept up with the current times - Resistance to change is everywhere - from employees and managers alike - Lifers lack engagement and motivation- are just riding out to their retirement - Management not adept at decision making, implementing changes or holding employees accountable...

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          Advice to Management

          Get progressive, Innovate & Change! Solicit ideas from staff and be open to different perspectives. Adopt changes to work flow processes to gain efficiencies. Reduce paper consumption. Don't keep doing things the same just because 'that's how they've always been done'.

          County of Marin2018-02-22
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