County of San Diego Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jul 27, 2019

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Pros
  • "Great benefits: pension, healthcare, retirement(in 29 reviews)

  • "Good benefits working with the county, and a stable paycheck(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Bureaucracy and red tape that is found in government can make it difficult to affect change(in 8 reviews)

  • "Too much upper management control(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Should be Disease Educator, not Investigator

      Jul 27, 2019 - Communicable Disease Investigator 
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      Pros

      Enjoyed working with, and educating the public about serious health matters.

      Cons

      Not much upward mobility. Too much upper management control.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Poorly Managed and over worked

      Apr 27, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Decent pay and health benefits. Vacation and sick time add up quickly.

      Cons

      Over worked and poorly managed. Upper management does not make any efforts to make staff feel important. Hard to move to different departments.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not so great :(

      Jul 11, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Oceanside, CA
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      Pros

      The benefits are great. Their retirement system almost too good, but I guess it makes up for the crappy pay.

      Cons

      I left for a better paying job. My new job 1st step pays me more than county job did in final 5th step! The upper management was terrible at my office. Some of the supervisors were great, but upper management protected the horrible duds. Also, definitely a sad, snooty system where the clerical staff is looked down upon, but then again; some of the clerical was just plain incompetent and/or obnoxious. Our office overworked the go-getters and protected the lazy and incapable. Not a work environment that I enjoyed coming to in the morning. A few really nice, great coworkers made it tolerable for 6 years. Saw some review that said minorities not well represented. This is total BS. I have visited many offices under the County and I would say it has a very low number of caucasians compared to the private industry. But who cares who they hire as long as it is FAIR and they are COMPETENT. Promotion/change is possible; just depends on your motivation, the economy and the office you are located in.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Bad upper management.

      Feb 28, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Good benefits, steady work. Management know very little about what their workers actually do so it's easy to get by doing very little work This makes the job very non satisfying.

      Cons

      Upper management takes advantage of staff and is very disconnected from and disrespectful of them, offers few and very stingy raises. The closest they come to showing appreciation of workers is to remind them that they could have eliminated your position. They do not value their workforce at all. Hundreds of members of upper management draw six figure salaries while they let the public openly criticize workers who are being paid very poorly.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good people but slow work environment

      Mar 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Probation Dept

      Aug 22, 2017 - CDPO 
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      Pros

      Great retirement 3% @ 50 for starting before 2012

      Cons

      Upper management is horrible. Zero idea what they are doing. Union is a joke. They all sleep in the same bed. Good ol boy network. Accolades not based on merit but who you know or kiss butt to specifically in the work project program.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      employee info.

      Apr 5, 2017 - Legal in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      flex schedules, some nice supervisors

      Cons

      unless you are upper management, you'll be treated as if you don't matter

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