County of San Diego Reviews

Updated May 23, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Overall, great place to work.

    May 23, 2022 - Public Health Nurse 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work life balance, lower stress RN positions, decent wages and benefits.

    Cons

    Management sometimes out of touch with employees, training needs improvements, limited PTO.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A stepping Stone

    May 22, 2022 - Records Clerk 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Management, bonuses , telecommuting , transportation , flexible schedule

    Cons

    I don’t find anything wrong .

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    No

    May 18, 2022 - Covid-19 Case Investigator in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You work from home and work with great people

    Cons

    As a temp worker you don’t get holidays paid.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Outstanding Place to Work and build your career

    Apr 24, 2022 - Information Technology Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of work, lots of variety, and a vast amount of responsibility to build your career and goals over the course of your career.

    Cons

    Overworked at times Salary base is low compared to total benefits package

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Government

    Nov 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Paid time off - holidays, vacation, sick time are all generous. Not unlimited but better than most retail or consulting jobs. Large organization can allow you to move around if your skills are marketable. Full benefits package - medical, dental, vision, long and short term disability available. PPO/HMO plans. FSA or HSA optional. Benefits depend on your job class. Depending on department and manager training is available if your job affords you available hours for training. Wellness program and incentives. Yoga/ meditation/zumba classes. Discounted produce. Job security for classified "protected" jobs, hard to get fired. Salary is advertised, either step based or broadband. Women and men are hypothetically paid equally. Annual reviews, opportunity for annual raises if you are not at the top of you job salary. Transit/ parking pass reimbursement (partial) Minimal tuition reimbursement Employer discounts thru perkspot, pretty standard for a large organization Access to Anthem EAP services. Pension.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Organizational structure and reliance on chain of command in many departments. Trends to have alot of micro management stories Dictatorships. HR is not a resource, they are more of a cover front. Turn over can be high. Institutional knowledge. New Board of supervisor term limits makes things extremely faced paced and constantly changing. Subject to political will/ politics. Pay can be limiting, not very competitive with private sector. New pension tiers are not as good. Pension automatically comes out of pay check. Lowering take home pay. Once you max out your salary in your position there is no additional financial incentive except to apply for a new job at a higher level. Can limit opportunity for growth and financial incentives. Culture. Extremely high expectations Depending on department work life balance is non existent... work work work and then life

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Temporary Employee

    May 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team leads very supportive! Training was in-depth prepared you for the position! Everyone is nice and works as a team!

    Cons

    It was a temporary position that ended pretty quickly, but was given a two week notice. Pay was a little low for the position.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great position!

    Apr 28, 2022 - Social Worker in San Diego, CA
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    Pros

    Great benefits, diverse community to work with, understanding/flexible Supervisors, job security. Flexible with work schedules.

    Cons

    Can have a high turnover, assignments can be more than the time given to complete task. Somewhat demanding at times. May work night and weekends.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good Job Security

    May 9, 2022 - Senior Departmental Human Resources Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It has great job security

    Cons

    It has a lot of people working there that don't care and do the bare minimum

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Best work experience

    May 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The department i worked helped me a lot.

    Cons

    Limited time of work and no benefits.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    The burn out is real

    May 12, 2022 - Protective Services Worker 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hard to get fired once you pass probation.

    Cons

    A lot of workers who don’t care about the work and have bad attitudes. Management does not address bad workers and makes other worker pick up the slack.

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County of San Diego Reviews FAQs

County of San Diego has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 477 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at County of San Diego to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, County of San Diego employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at County of San Diego. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

74% of County of San Diego employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated County of San Diego 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at County of San Diego to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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