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County of San Diego Reviews

Updated July 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, Job security, Helping the community" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Stable , good benefits , decent salary" (in 19 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. "Office assistant"

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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

    Stable , good benefits , decent salary

    Cons

    Some of coworkers got laid back when working

    Advice to Management

    Managers needed to take time


  2. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in El Cajon, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Stability
    - Connections
    - Multiple locations
    - Flexibility with student schedule

    Cons

    - Bad employees are hard to get rid of so people get away with not working
    - Takes a while to promote

    Advice to Management

    - Keep employees responsible for their job duties

  3. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The best people, jobs, and opportunities

    Cons

    Having to deal with the hostile customers


  4. "Fast pace working through the election cycle, strictly to SOPs"

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

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

    Pros

    Acceptable pay, good office skill experience

    Cons

    Temporary position, termination date unpredictable


  5. "Typical government agency"

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    Former Employee - Animal Services
    Former Employee - Animal Services

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, holiday pay

    Cons

    takes forever for changes/improvements/new hires to go into effect because of all the red tape. Morale around the workplace was overall low and the other supervisors seem to have accepted this and tolerate it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees' concerns, more positive attitude


  6. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment good peers

    Cons

    High work load with insufficient coverage for time off


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, low salary, strange culture."

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    Former Employee - Planner in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Planner in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were top notch, healthcare, dental and vision.
    There is a pension.

    Cons

    The pay is low relative to the private sector.
    The culture is strangely paranoid.
    Everyone had mirrors in their cubicles like rear view mirrors in cars.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for better pay for your people.

  8. "Collaborative team!"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator 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

    Everyone that works there has a very positive attitude and wants to do something to better the community

    Cons

    The difficult process to get documents approved since it has to go through so much process


  9. "I enjoy my work at the County"

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A nice work environment with the opportunity to learn from your peers.

    Cons

    Do not have any cons to share.


  10. "Student Worker"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, competitive internship wages, relaxing work environment, employees are nice,

    Cons

    A lot of times with no work, employees are super lazy and would avoid giving work because it meant they would have to move actually, most of the work was irrelevant, boring (sounds bad but true), useless, and brainless, antisocial work environment for youth

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage but actually assign more work to employees so they don't become lazy potatoes, invest in training student workers (some of us actually value experience more than just a few extra bucks), communicate with student workers. actually do what was promised in the position and prepare student workers for their career paths (I could not get a full-time position for the life of me after my time at the County and this was told by interviewers)


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