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County of San Diego Reviews

Updated September 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits with job stability and opportunity for professional development" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Stable , good benefits , decent salary" (in 20 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Psychiatric Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pension plan. Helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Poor management and communication from supervisors


  6. "Great entry-level profession, but leave before you turn 40!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Secretary II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health/vision/dental benefits, locked-in holidays and incremental salary step increases.

    Cons

    Too many office politics, some departments have a real sense of disorganization.


  7. "Overall good employer/organization, depends on division/branch/manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, stability, strengths-based management (for the most part)

    Cons

    Conservative culture, little vacation time, culture of fear, fear of negative media attention leads to lack of innovation and little getting done (same old, same old..), lengthy approval process, little flexibility in work schedules

    Advice to Management

    Trust managers to make decisions. Reduce approval requirements/red tape.

  8. "IT Engineer"

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    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 Job, Great People. Very Busy!

    Cons

    I find myself doing other peoples work.


  9. "CDPO II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company that changes for a more positive impression towards the clients and families to allow a change for the better. There are advancements within the department, as well as, a stepping stone to other employment opportunities with other partnering agencies.

    Cons

    Work schedules change every quarter and the staffing turn around is high.


  10. "Poll Worker"

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    Former Employee - Poll Worker in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Poll Worker in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The interview was on the phone. Nothing too much.

    Cons

    There isn't any cons for working here


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