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County of San Diego Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, Job security, Helping the community (in 15 reviews)

  • Good benefits and great stability (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • They add more duties outside of job description yet no room for growth or more pay (in 3 reviews)

  • no room for special treatment for employees that go the extra mile, which can create a stagnant employment atmosphere (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Great place to start your career and develop the skills for a certain practice area.

    Cons

    Offices tend to be close-knit. Unless your office works with another team/office, you will not have much contact with other issues.


  2. "Account Clerk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Clerk in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Health Ins, Life Ins. Vision, Dental, all great plans, with several options to choose from. Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Pay, all are generous. Departments seem semi-flexible to working with various start times. Lots of free training is available. Great attitudes and hard working employees. Benefits are great - but the pay is very low.

    Cons

    commute time is terrible (for me anyway). It is really hard to "move up the ladder" here. So far I'm stuck in this one department, even thought I'm qualified for more. It seems like more and more positions are only taking people with degrees. Harder for people to advance without a degree. Pay is not in line with the corporate world.

    Advice to Management

    Use the talented employees that you already have! Give them a chance, in many instances they are already doing the work.


  3. "Cadastral Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Government job, so no over-time

    Cons

    Politics within the work culture


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Office Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant
    Current Employee - Office Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of San Diego (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation- time off. Decent coworkers, depending on where you work. Opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Unreal expectations. Management doesn't care about employees. Low morale, hard to promote. Too much favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees decent wages. Pay your employees decent wages. Improve employee morale. Listen to employees, not just management


  6. "County Psychiatric Hospital"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Time Off
    - Pay
    - Mostly good people
    - Working with underserved populations

    Cons

    - Little incentive to go above and beyond
    - Lots of red tape and bureaucracy
    - Limited funding, so focus can end up being on that rather than patients

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your frontline staff, find ways to reward employees for going the extra mile


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental Health Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, nice campus, if you're lucky can end up with a great supervisor.

    Cons

    Micro management, low promotion rate, people play favorites


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not much growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    good retirement plan, good work life balance

    Cons

    Employees are underpayed, job roles are loosely defined, promotional ladder is very discouraging (many taking lateral moves in hopes their might be more opportunity), and people there are generally resistant to change as many employees have been there for their entire careers and are stuck in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more with more accountability and trust in employees. There is so much red tape it is hard to get a job done and the culture is an "I can't" attitude because of the lengthy and tiring approval processes for the smallest things. It makes you lose good hard working people to the private sector.


  9. "Records Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Job security, Helping the community

    Cons

    Incompetent Co-workers, Low salary, no room for growth unless someone retires

    Advice to Management

    More accurate performance evaluations for poor performing workers


  10. "Enviro Planner II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    challenging work resourcing framework from various agencies

    Cons

    bureaucratic process common to public entities

    Advice to Management

    Pay market value for experience


  11. "Engineer at SD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, stable, good benefits

    Cons

    Boring work, slow, bad pay.



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