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County of Sacramento Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "Pay and benefits in line or higher than other companies with same position" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Good benefits available, stable work" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no room for advancement unless you are someone's friend" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Upper management does not care about developing its new staff" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people and great environment to be in depending on where you work. The county is big so you never really know where you will end up. Like any job there are always going to be negatives but I think specifically where I work the positives seems to out way the negatives.

    Cons

    none at the moment to speak of


  2. "DCFAS"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at County of Sacramento full-time

    Pros

    You have a job in this economy

    Cons

    Pay is not high enough; Cost of living is high
    No overtime

  3. "CPS"

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    Former Employee - Social Work
    Former Employee - Social Work
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at County of Sacramento full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Get to help
    Families

    Cons

    Vindicative staff and management only cares about how fast you can close a case


  4. "Administrator in assessor's office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Sacramento, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with
    good learning opportunities

    Cons

    not a lot of room for advancement


  5. "HPC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Health Program Coordinator
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salaries are higher than most in area.

    Cons

    Culture is difficult to navigate.


  6. "Public Health Nurse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Health Nurse in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Public Health Nurse in Sacramento, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Worked with great people.
    - Many opportunities to advance in positions.

    Cons

    - Hard to get in county system - may need to go through registry.
    - Slow to adopt technology.


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    "Investment Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Officer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Officer in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, low job stress, job security

    Cons

    Low compensation, no incentive compensation, no line of advancement

  8. "Senior Office Assistant, GO FOR IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Office Assistant in North Highlands, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Office Assistant in North Highlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting rate, yearly raises each year for first 5 years (in addition to cost of living adjustments), FANTASTIC Medical/Dental/Vision which starts as soon as you enroll for benefits, GENEROUS paid time off which increases the longer you're an employee (400 hour vacation time maximum) in addition to lots of paid holidays, opportunity for advancement after just 1 year in the position, LOTS of different locations throughout Sacramento that could contact you for positions.

    Cons

    6 month probationary period (benefits start immediately), workload can vary GREATLY depending on what Department/Program you accept a position at, interviews can be intimidating.

    Advice to Management

    I'm a big advocate for the County of Sacramento and their leadership. However, management has a tendency to try to take some of these amazing benefits away in Union contracts. My only advice is to at the very least let us have the benefits we so greatly appreciate. Don't take anything away that we currently have. It isn't fair to those who tried so hard to get positions like these specifically for the benefits.


  9. "Sr Network Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer/Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer/Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security and paid holidays.

    Cons

    Limited career growth and opportunity. For those seeking to attain experience above their slotted job title / description, you'll have to do the work of others who cannot preform their job duty first for a few years. Certain arenas of IT are effectively locked out for internal employees as only IT contractors are allowed to perform these higher visibility functions.

    Cost of living increase is minimal and does not keep up with inflation. Recent changes to job titles were created to specifically circumvent legacy benefits and career growth. Be advised of job title scope and limitation.

    Lastly, Sacramento California should be seriously considered for its own sake. :(

    Advice to Management

    Recognize internal talent and provide opportunities for those who want to work rather than allow existing staff to manage products and solutions to stagnate an enterprise. Especially in IT where technology and solutions are changing minute by minute, a fresh perspective is needed and should come from more than one or two sources.


  10. "Deputy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good job, benefits, and pay

    Cons

    stressful career without a lot of family time.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up