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County of San Diego Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Lots of good benefits working with the county" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Great benefits with job stability and opportunity for professional development" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Older work force, red tape when it comes to changing things" (in 7 reviews)

  • "unless you are upper management, you'll be treated as if you don't matter" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Land Use Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Land Use Technician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management, Benefits, Growth and Mentorship

    Cons

    Not much to say here.


  2. "Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Job security and usually good starting pay.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment requires navigating personnel conflicts.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentive for hard work, not just allowing slackers to coast.

  3. "Senior Human Resources Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, dynamic, salary, financial integrity

    Cons

    Arduous processes, location, lean staff, lack of work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes, encourage innovation and forward thinking


  4. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits, Retirement, Job security and overall supportive work environment

    Cons

    Can not negotiate salary, raises and step increases are only determine 1 year after you complete your probation. Not on the anniversary of your hire date.


  5. "Diverse work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Many types of job opportunities.

    Cons

    Pension has been gutted. Now competing private job market. The salaries are under market.


  6. "Human Services Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Lots of good benefits working with the county

    Cons

    Very competitive when trying to transfer or get promotions


  7. "Good place to start in the county"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    great work environment, nice people

    Cons

    doesn't pay as well as other vector programs

  8. "Human Services Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were good and there was a lot of opportunity to promote.

    Cons

    Overworked. Overtime was not available until after first year.


  9. "Admin secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Promote from within. So many different routes to take

    Cons

    No bonuses. Set pay. Non negotiable


  10. "Amazing organization!"

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    Former Employee - Human Services Specialist
    Former Employee - Human Services Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This review is specifically for the HHSA Department (The Agency) - amazing people from management to low level staff. Great benefits with job stability and opportunity for professional development.

    Cons

    The pay could definitely be better. The County of San Diego pays lower across the board compared to other California counties.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the voice of the employees because they are the biggest investment of any organization.


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