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County of Riverside Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • It's a nice place to work, good benefits, and progressive atmosphere (in 9 reviews)

  • Benefits, job security, training, supportive learning environment, and they push for a good culture between employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • LOW PAY, doesn't match the job qualities and you are overworked (in 4 reviews)

  • very busy, busy work environment in children services division, low pay rate for children social workers compare to other counties (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Tough job but soo worth it!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in your schedule, excellent promotion opportunities, excellent educational opportunities

    Cons

    Stressful work, secondary trauma, long hours

    Advice to Management

    I've Bern blessed to have wonderful supervisors. The Dept in general needs to give their staff more team building time, more debriefing time, and better compensation based on education


  2. "Issues w/ Consistencies; Lack of Upward Mobility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant II in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant II in Moreno Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The County is both Unionized; and works in multiple division to better serve citizens throughout Riverside County. County gives you valuable work experience; great resume builder, and the ability to work proactively.

    Cons

    The county is known as "It is who you know, NOT what you know" that gets you the job. Unfortunately this saying rings true in many circumstances. There is lack of upward mobility, or promotion from within. The county pays minimal, and struggles in areas pertaining to approvals on increases in compensation between Directors pay; and that of entry level workers pay are continuously compromised and often times up for negotiation regularly. Level of work; and favoritism runs high due to managements level of mistrust in personnel and visa versa.

    Advice to Management

    It is understandable that Higher-ups are regularly bombarded with daily demands of operations; however there should be a day or better a week; dedicated to Directors to experience departments that are responsible for numerous aspects of supportive services. Level of payment is doable, however the length of time and constant compromise of employees raises; and that of whether or not they should receive raises at all, is disheartening, and contributes to a stressful work environment, in respect to public services; in which most county departments are comprised of. Otherwise, it is considered a privilege to work for County of Riverside and provide navigation of services for those less fortunate. However, the level of retention in valuable, educated, and committed personnel seemingly/ easily go unnoticed.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Eligibility technician"

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Technician in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Technician in Moreno Valley, CA

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's room for advancement. External customer service is great.

    Cons

    It's more so a who you know, not what you know type of work environment. Internal customer service needs work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others how you want to be treated. Respect goes a long way. Not all supervisors are disrespectful.


  4. "LVN"

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    Current Employee - LVN in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - LVN in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, supportive management and great coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes you don't get outside much


  5. "fire dispatcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fire Dispatcher in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Fire Dispatcher in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you will get plenty of overtime

    Cons

    job is very stressful for many people


  6. "Weigh your options"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Your schedule is set and you have every other Friday off if you are full time employee. You do not have to take your work home, so there is a great work/family life balance.

    Cons

    The salaries are not competitive with the private sector. You are always at risk when you are a government employee.


  7. "A game of favs and who like who"

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    Current Employee - Employment Services Counselor II in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Employment Services Counselor II in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to help others reach their goals and make a difference, join RivCo DPSS. We serve a diverse community and there are lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Promoting is difficult unless you are liked and loved by others. A strong work ethic and hard work is not recognized. Individuals are not promoted based on ability, hard work, achievement, and experience. It's a game of who like who, and who will not out perform me/outshine me. Upper management is all talk and no action. Workers are allowed to under-perform or do minimal work and keep their jobs. It's a disservice to those we serve. There's no accountability. Those that get paid the most don't do anything. If you have a strong work ethic and value yourself and your abilities, look elsewhere. At DPSS, you won't be able to beat them. You will have to join them. My colleagues tell me you can under perform and still get paid.......

    Advice to Management

    Clean DPSS up! We are serving individuals and families that need us. Get rid of the workers that only do what they have to to get by! There are hard workers striving to make change and promote to continue making change. They are being ignored. The laziness and inattentiveness that is accepted is unacceptable!! Pay attention. Recognize those that truly deserve it, give opportunities to those that earn it and stop playing a game of favorites.


  8. "Dropzone Waterpark"

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    Former Employee - Public Service Worker in Perris, CA
    Former Employee - Public Service Worker in Perris, CA

    I worked at County of Riverside part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were amazing. Flexible schedule. Great summer job for teenagers.

    Cons

    Was a county facility so was unable to stay open late for the summer season and customers were extremely upset.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers and employees


  9. "Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. People friendly public oriented and success driven.

    Cons

    Benefits can use a make over.


  10. "User Technical Support II"

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    Former Employee - User Support Technician II in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - User Support Technician II in Fresno, CA

    I worked at County of Riverside (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, The best coworkers. Good experience to work for.

    Cons

    Nothing negative. I have no bad experiences for this county.


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