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County of Riverside Reviews

Updated December 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits very large employer" (in 12 reviews)

  • "I work a 9/80 schedule, which gives me every other Friday off" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's more so a who you know, not what you know type of work environment" (in 6 reviews)

  • "LOW PAY, doesn't match the job qualities and you are overworked" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Probation officer-IJH"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Juvenile Correctional Officer in Indio, CA
    Former Employee - Juvenile Correctional Officer in Indio, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great experience and great retirement benefits For someone just starting your career in law-enforcement also great educational benefits

    Cons

    Always on call ,long hours ,can’t leave until your replacement gets there . Limited family time limited time to go back to school

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management I was management part of my career and I felt I did a very good job I would just say that upper management needs to be needs to stay honest and not always squash the little guy or make that person at the bottom feel like they’ll are less and have very few choices


  2. "Easy Job But only to get into system"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time

    Pros

    basically data entry so easy

    Cons

    not a thinking person job, can be done by an elementary school student
    pay is low

    Advice to Management

    actually do your job instead of socializing and being disorganized only to complain about how much work you have left to do

  3. "No Strategic Plan"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sheriff Captain in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Sheriff Captain in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for long term employees

    Cons

    Board of Supervisors has not ability to stick to a plan or strategy. Poor financial decisions.


  4. "Eligibility Technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Eligibility Technician II in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Technician II in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Weekends off
    Entry level positions

    Cons

    No promotional opportunities for about 5 years , picking back up in 2018
    Politics

    Advice to Management

    Learn what works best for your employee. Analytics don't always tell the whole truth


  5. "Great for job security (union), but poor at caring for their employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Urban Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Urban Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, paid holidays, union (SEIU) representation, busy caseload (will get lots of planning experience quickly).

    Cons

    Management sees staff as cogs in machine, no professional training or interest in careers of underlings. Very rigid management style, no flexibility in assignments or staffing due to bureaucratic nature.


  6. "It’s a business."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time

    Pros

    Co workers
    Pay
    Schedule
    Vacation

    Cons

    Don’t care about officers
    No promotion opputinities unless you know someone


  7. "Animal control"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time

    Pros

    Benefits package and helping your fellow pets

    Cons

    The higher ups use and abuse you, they will work you hard and toss you aside. You are expendable. If you’re not friends with the higher ups you have no job security

  8. "Sr. Accounting Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Assistant in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Assistant in Moreno Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Professional people, very nice people.

    Cons

    Needs to share information regards jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more available to employees


  9. "Licensed Psychiatric Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The ability to make your own schedule.

    Cons

    -Unsafe work conditions
    - Under-staffing
    - Under-medicated Psychiatric Patients


  10. "Some departments are good and some are really bad"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid time off and Union shops

    Cons

    Politics and lack of performance measures. Evaluations are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers should be more involved with first line supervisors