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County of San Diego Reviews

Updated April 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits, Job security, Helping the community (in 20 reviews)

  • Good benefits, low stress work environment, opportunities for growth (in 18 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. "Tax Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    The people were great and it was right on the ocean

    Cons

    the pay was not great and the benefits were not great either


  2. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    M-F schedule , plenty of office locations, job security after probation. Nice enough coworkers.

    Cons

    Mgmt. hires people just like them. They don't step out and look at what is needed vs. what they want. People slack off and get paid for it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, make necessary changes, be more involved/knowledgeable on the staff/jobs

  3. "Student Worker"

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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 part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is very good for student workers

    Cons

    There is a lot of down time with almost all positions and all of my coworkers were lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to fire people so that they don't slack so much


  4. "Good people but slow work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are friendly and welcoming. There are many different projects of all types which makes your job interesting.

    Cons

    There's a lot of downtime so there are times when you do not have much to do. Some of the upper management seem to not be as technically competent as others.


  5. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in El Cajon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with my college schedule, able to work full time during winter/spring/summer break, exposure to trials

    Cons

    Unsure whether you take a pay decrease if you graduate as a student worker and move into an entry level position in the office


  6. "Helpfullness"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    steady, stable and good benefits

    Cons

    rotation quartely at operation needs


  7. "HSS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    health, dental, job security after passing probation

    Cons

    during probation your office and supervisor may determine if you pass or not

  8. "Planner"

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

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    They always seem to be looking for new employees.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management. Managers don't know the process; they just tell their subordinates to ask someone else how to do something.
    Get inconsistent feedback from management.
    Very high turnover.
    Staff not very outgoing; seems everyone keeps to themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the planning and development review process.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Current CSD employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the old tier A employees the pension is great. Once on top you’re on top assuming you are in a well paying classification

    Cons

    New pension tiers suck, management generally sucks, things can be very political.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, all of you.


  10. "Too Political"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical insurance, retirement for tier A and B employees.

    Cons

    The top priority of County of San Diego is to promote the CAO and members of the board of Supervisors. All employees must do this constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about someone beside yourselves, perhaps the taxpayers and your employees.


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