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County of San Diego Reviews

Updated January 4, 2019
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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. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff was friendly, welcoming, and flexible working around my school schedule.

    Cons

    Not much to say here.


  2. "HHSS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    good job if you want stability.

    Cons

    hard to promote and sometimes it can get boring

  3. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of San Diego part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gives a great and informative career outlook of what it's like to be a lawyer. Get to meet lots of people if you put yourself out there. Friendly and caring work environment.

    Cons

    It's located in Downtown so it stinks and driving is horrendous. Best to take the bus or trolley to avoid parking hassles.


  4. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of San Diego part-time

    Pros

    The staff was friendly, welcoming, and flexible working around my school schedule.

    Cons

    There is a high rate of employee turnover and shuffling of projects from one staff member to the next. As a student worker, I was assisting a variety of people with their projects and did not focus on what I was originally hired to do.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the student workers in assisting those who need extra support, but also try to incorporate the interests and career goals of the student workers when assigning them tasks.


  5. "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.


  6. "Senior Human Resources Analyst"

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    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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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