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County of San Diego Reviews

Updated February 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 17 reviews)

Cons
  • A little slow paced at times, due to government red tape (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Student Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to help Urban Planning Related Projects

    Cons

    None unless you consider administrative tasks such as (copies, filing, scanning, etc.) to be negatives than I suggest that you'll look somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "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

  3. 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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Student Worker"

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

    I worked at County of San Diego part-time

    Pros

    The facilities were very nice and benefits were generally very good. Some departments run much less smoothly than others, however.

    Cons

    Most employees are lazy, apathetic, and are looking for excuses to do less work. Bureaucratic policies slow the work down even more. People consistently take long lunches and leave early.

    Advice to Management

    Buckle down and start keeping employees in check. Stop complaining about what an awful organization you work for, and start being the change that you want to see throughout the County.


  6. "Eligibility tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Secure, Safe, Fair, Not Boring

    Cons

    Salary, Pay, Benefits. I qualified for Medical and Food stamps working there.


  7. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good experience if you have a boss/supervisor willing to guide you and educate you.

    Cons

    Bad, because I didn't have that. I was left alone in a cubicle with no direction or workload for months and months.

    Advice to Management

    To pay more attention to interns and teach them more as well as be more flexible.

  8. "Great company"

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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

    Multiple locations, a lot of room to grow career wise.

    Cons

    Very competitive, underpaid positions,


  9. "Human Service Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Great working environment.

    Cons

    Currently no overtime. Hiring process takes long time.


  10. "I've worked in the craziest departments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Retirement and paid time off. Vested after 5 years. Many locations in the county. Lots of people but not too big. Students can work here too.

    Cons

    Overworked underpaid low morale. Working in child welfare. We are constantly losing staff because of burning out and poor management.

    Advice to Management

    give people the right training, hire more staff that does not want to leave after only a few weeks in.


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