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County of Sacramento Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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  • this job had great benefits great salary great pay great employees great food great transportation great everything great friends (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits and working hours, nice coworkers, friendly working environment, working 8 hours a day for 40 total a week (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Racist Work Environment - Minority Advancement Actively Blocked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401, healthcare, overall benefits are great.

    Cons

    Racist work environment. Management consists of mostly white people who promote from "within." If you're a minority, you'll find yourself constantly being passed over for promotions while people with half of your experience and skill set become your boss. Oh and you'll have to constantly train them and pick up the slack while they learn how to do a job they're unqualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the active attempts to hold back minorities, while upper management is swarming with incompetent people who are not there on merit but skin color.


  2. "Senior mental health counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mental Health Counselor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mental Health Counselor in Sacramento, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good amount of time off, holidays. Can be flexible in schedule dependent on supervisor.

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy, good employees get more work, bad employees skate by with no repercussion

    Advice to Management

    Reward rather than punish good employees


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great learning experience. ..but not much for promotion."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Office Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Office Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work around really nice people.

    Cons

    Hard to promote within the departments.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees who understand the job inside and out an opportunity to promote.


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  5. "Clerk-Recorder Sacramento County"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Clerical in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday schedule, benefits, a paycheck.

    Cons

    Poorly run office. No raises, bonuses, opportunity for advancement or promotion, no chance to transfer out of this office. Office culture? Please. No perks unless you like to brown nose the supervisors and then receive preferential treatment...yeah we all notice...personal growth...forgotten what that is while working in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Please retire or have someone with a brain re-train the clerical manager and her awful staff of "supervisors". Start treating your staff with respect or you won't know what hit you when the mass exodus begins.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "The Department lacks class and so does the management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Clerical in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, and leave time

    Cons

    Management is too top heavy and need to understand how a business is run. There is no room for advancement unless you are someone's friend. The treatment of staff makes it really difficult to have any positive outlook for such a dismal place. Hard workers are punished and mediocrity is celebrated in this department.

    Advice to Management

    Start acting like managers, lead by example and listen to your staff regarding the fixing of problems and promote employees from within based on their ability to do their job, not because they are someone's friend or of a certain nationality.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Department of Probation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and benefits. Unfortunately there is a five year vesting period and ten years to collect. Also, there is no medical benefits after retirement. They just cut you off. Better off to work for state government.

    Cons

    Just like most government jobs, tons of paperwork and red tape to get even the most simple request completed. That all said, I would suggest that you look elsewhere for employment. Management sucks with a BIG S. Do yourself a favor and if you can get a job elsewhere, do so. I am so happy now that I have moved on to a different department. One of the worst managers I have ever met.

    Advice to Management

    Make it mandated that all supervisors and manager (at all levels) take several classes on how to supervise and manage staff.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganized from beginning to end"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    paycheck, benefits, holidays, some of the people are cool

    Cons

    poor training, poor supervisors, people afraid to do anything in case they get fired. Poor morale, I could go on and on. Just don't do it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisors who know the job of their subordinates AND that have people skills and a real desire to see their workers excel in their jobs.


  9. "Airport Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working four 10 hour shift; If you are pro-union this is the place to be for employees not supervisors!

    Cons

    Employees are unprofessional in airport operations; lunches and breaks are more important then working; airport operations officers care more about playing on the internet and watching television then working; high turnover rate in airport operations so BE WARE there is a reason; no mentoring while on probation just termination; KEEP IN MIND IF YOU THINK ABOUT APPLYING BEWARE!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to both sides before making a decision; provide better training and don't be indecisive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Looks like a great place to work but ...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Clerical in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a job with an agency that has job security, for now.

    Cons

    Training is minimal. Management does not communicate with staff on day to day occurrences. (ex. You were supposed to be answering phones at 8:00 am but its now 8:30 am and oops, I'm just now letting you know".) Low moral across ALL units. Customers are angry, rude, and entitled. Management doesn't care about the verbal abuse and do not step in when they can clearly hear that an employee is being verbally insulted. Coworkers don't pull their own weight. Management shows favoritism to staff that brown nose. Management states that staff is "rotated" to each unit, when you are actually bounced back and forth between units that are short staffed. Some days you do not not where you will be sent until the lazy, absent minded supervisors remember to actually tell you. No possibilities for advancement in this office! Director sits upstairs in his air conditioned office watching baseball games while recording staff sweat because of poor air circulation, right outside of his office! $80.00 per month is taken from your paycheck to pay for parking in the employee lot. Union is worthless. There are no opportunities to transfer out of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your management style is not as wonderful as you all claim it is. You all need to come out of the 1950's and understand that you are very bad at managing staff and workloads. We have worked in other offices for managers that actually know how to legitimately manage people.Don't tell staff that they can come to you with any questions or concerns and then blow them off or tell them "if you don't like it you can transfer out". You cannot retain staff when you do not listen or try to resolve the problems that are occurring under your blind eye. Stop letting the bad apples in the office get away with their negative behavior.You do not seem concerned at all with having staff that are content because you can always find someone new off the cert list to start the horrendous cycle all over again.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid Human Assistance Program Management !!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Human Services Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, excellent benefits, if you get in the right agency you can really flourish. There are some great training opportunities.

    Cons

    You can be stuck in a position for a long time. There is a lot of workplace bullying by management. Management. Some of the managers are very eager to fire staff they don't like. It's sad you can't tell people real experiences but I have seen employees be tortured by managers at Dept of Human Assistance, one in particular. She may retire soon. I wish I didn't leave Health & Human Services.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate complaints about management. Don't be so quick to see one side. Treat staff like they are human and not animals. Have an open door policy.


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