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County of Sacramento Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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  1. "Sac County"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at County of Sacramento full-time

    Pros

    Lots of exciting things happening at the County level, especially at the airport which is where I worked

    Cons

    Like any governmental entity, things can move slowly

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Sacramento as an intern

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful team. Interns are encouraged and given opportunities to take on new projects related to their interests.

    Cons

    Can feel like the planners' opinions don't matter compared to those of the board of supervisors

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hits and misses"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gorgeous office. Decent pay. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Always understaffed. Management can be rude.

    Advice to Management

    Hire. Train. Retain.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits/Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and job security

    Cons

    lack of opportunity for entry level staff to progress; poorly trained management with few people skills

    Advice to Management

    get some REAL training in how to effectively communicate; listen to and take action on staff's genuine concerns and complaints; for those who cannot handle the latter, retire or move on to a less demanding job.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great medical and dental benefits! The county holds many types of training classes and programs for employees, which in turn, betters the employee.

    Cons

    Many departments have formed so-called 'cliques' (like the ones in high school), walking around the office, spreading gossip and actually pointing fingers at the person they're talking about, making it obvious. This of course creates a hostile work environment. Unfortunately these cliques can sometimes include Supervisors and the Managers.

    Advice to Management

    If you're management, act professional.


  6. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable income and good hours

    Cons

    Stressful dealing with deadlines and negative situations


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Career Choice for the Stale Minded"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, low expectations, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Not innovative, not challenging, not cutting edge.

    Advice to Management

    Let the creativity free.

  8. "Great pay ...great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Secure position with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities unless your a great blind test taker


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It feels more like working for a private entity than a government one."

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    Former Employee - Human Services Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Human Services Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at County of Sacramento full-time

    Pros

    Your work makes a difference in your clients' lives. Your coworkers tend to be friendly, caring, and helpful. Your benefits package is fantastic. The hourly pay is great, though personally I think for the work completed and expected, it should be higher.

    Cons

    1) Supervisors are not knowledgeable. All the wrong people are promoted. Instead of being promoted upon merit and how well they know and administer the programs, workers are promoted upon whether they are old-time friends with their supervisor. 2) You will be effectively forced to skip your breaks and lunches or to work over-time under the table because of a ridiculously high workload per worker. They essentially require you to work over-time but refuse to acknowledge or pay for it. 3) Working with the public, you will get sick more frequently than at others jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Management, please be be realistic of your expectations and honor your workers' contracts. Give credit where credit is do. Acknowledge your workers' strengths instead of only criticizing their infrequent or minor mistakes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "court investigator"

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    Former Employee - Family Court Investigator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Family Court Investigator in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide great training. You can flex time if you are caught up on work. I found that I worked with an excellent team of co-workers who genuinely care about each other. I don't have much to say when it comes to pros.

    Cons

    It is impossible to ever catch up or keep up with work-load; no time left to recharge and often have to work weekends without pay (overtime;, stressful job because there just isn't enough time to do the minimum on a case to ensure fair decisions on cases that affect peoples lives.

    Advice to Management

    To be more aware of the cases an employee currently has before adding more. Utilize a buddy system so employees can work together on the tasks involved for each case. Everyone has different strengths and should be able to use them to benefit the agency and employee satisfaction. It would be better for the community if cases were assigned to teams who worked as a unit on each case from beginning to end. There is too many disruptions involved in cases being transferred from one worker to another. The teams can work on more than one case at a time; but the stress would be reduced on the workers because there would be a built in support system. There is so much work to do that people don't even have time off with their families. Unless you make it to a management position which seems impossible. People want to do a good job and be successful; however, they are set up to fail from the beginning. One person can only manage so many cases at a time. If they are unable to retain employees then the system will remain forever broken for everyone.


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