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County of Riverside Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good benefits very large employer" (in 11 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. "Probation officer-IJH"

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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. "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

  3. "Eligibility supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent. Job security

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunities. Health insurance for family is extremely expensive


  4. "Childrens Social Worker III"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Not enough training or time to do work properly - therefore clients suffer

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at management and change how things are done - stop covering up for poor quality work


  5. "Stability and job security"

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    Former Employee - Eligibility Worker in Moreno Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Eligibility Worker in Moreno Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    So many different opportunities! I started as a temp in 2009, making 8.25, left there in 2016 at $23.78. Job security, they are also understanding about family time (leaving to pick up kids from school) and accommodate you if u hand been there a while and are a good consistent worker. All holidays off! 2 weeks of vacation a year.

    Cons

    Too much politics. County tends to promote management based on “diversity” and not qualification. Caseloads for caseworkers (this is the last position I held and left after I had my son) are 250 or more, when they should be at 80 per person.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting so that u can make the county look like an EEO, base it off qualifications instead.


  6. "Temp instructional designer is only $27/hr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Temp positions are good foot in the door to get the opportunity to meet those who could hire you later. Once in & off probation, stable & long term career. Work schedule, benefits are good. Many departments to move into.

    Cons

    No temp to hire positions except for some OA positions. Riv Co is VERY unpaid for most positions compared to other counties & private industry. Government red tape is everywhere! If it make sense then Riv Co probably will do the opposite. Management set in their ways and resistant to change. Hires according to Peter Principle.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your friends. Promote those qualified to do the job!


  7. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - I T in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - I T in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with great co-workers. Lots of work and learn quick

    Cons

    The yearly layoff threats put a damper on everyone

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary to keep good employees

  8. "Riverside County not where you want to apply right now"

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    Former Employee - Health Professional in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Health Professional in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent professional and loyal co-workers.

    Cons

    Little if any professional development. Eroding benefits due to cost-cutting by County supervisors and the majority of employees have been without a union contract for almost 2 years and counting. Health benefit costs going up 15-20% annually. Riverside County brings in new supervisors from other agencies who have no background or experience in supervising staff in their new position, but are bureaucrats who know how to manipulate the County system. This process protects bad bosses, who are prevalent nowadays in the County of Riverside and rule with impunity, empowered by Human Resources. This County is in crisis mode with incompetent leadership with extreme political agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to cut budget costs at the expense of long term staff and their eroding benefits. Stop hiring inexperienced temporary staff professionals who cost less at first, but need much more training, and then leave anyway when they are trained up. Follow the State mandates and court judgements regarding public employees instead defying State laws.


  9. "Department Review"

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    Current Employee - Office in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Office in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The department I work for is a very considered and understand, fair is the word. We have staff meeting every month, and in those meeting, every subject is brought up. I appreciate that we are all considered important there.

    Cons

    There's no opening at the moment to apply full time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage the Employee's there, and they'll continue doing the best job they can.


  10. "Senior Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Job, all you need to do in show up.

    Cons

    So many to list:
    Horrible Management, Low Quality Work, Old Technology, No Workflows, No Pride in Work or Work Quality, Not Efficient (with Time and/or Finances), No Ability to Grow in Position (unless they like you, not your work, or you are a horrible employee, then they promote you out of their hair), Not Organized, No Training, Management Lies to Look Good, Management Does Not Stand Up for their Employees, etc....

    Advice to Management

    Place employee where they are good and happy, not where they hate it.
    Encourage rewards for hard work.
    Hire people that know how to do their work assignment. Hire managers that know how to manage.
    Do not set guidelines by majority vote.
    Train employees. Listen to the employee that knows what their work is and how to make it better.


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