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County of San Joaquin Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Stockton, CA

    I have been working at County of San Joaquin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pension plan

    Cons

    lack of family time and sometimes short staffed


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Social Worker III,IV,V at HSA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, job security.

    Cons

    Supervisors that don't do their jobs evaluating and rating new employee work products and get rid of the bad apples before they pass probation and have a secure job. The work load is extreme in some departments with no relief in sight. Liability is high due to lack of bodies in CPS. Burn out. Promotions when they don't have the skills. Inconsistent staff evaluations.

    Advice to Management

    FIND solutions to problems! Workers are burnt out, don't ask them for solutions. Pick up some of the cases and work them yourselves. It will show you care and will keep your skills sharp and you can feel first hand what your staff is going through. Advocate on behalf of your workers. Notice when staff is mentally breaking. Constant meetings with management aren't necessary, get out there with your troops and suffer as well. Staff does not want to be taken advantage of for what they know, stop transferring them against their will and back into the fire. Read up on staff retention!

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Little stress, well managed, good people

    Cons

    Low pay, little advancement opportunity


  4. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Health Education Associate II in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Health Education Associate II in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pension, stability, easy job, and pension again

    Cons

    people only half heatedly care about the work and the community, takes forever to get anything accomplished, limited upward mobility.


  5. "Bureaucratic Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Worker in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at County of San Joaquin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job Security. It is impossible to get fired from this job. Will pay for CDL training costs as well as wages while you train.

    Cons

    Middle management is terrible. The work is physically demanding. You are expected to do a lot of work with little support from management including getting required equipment and tools

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. If they weren't there working you wouldn't be able to sit around all day and accomplish nothing. Downsize management. 3 Managers for a department of 30 people is very excessive


  6. "Psychiatric Technician"

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    Current Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Lodi, CA
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Lodi, CA

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

    Pros

    Well organised & structured work place

    Cons

    Low salary, benefits are not comparable with others


  7. "Management Analyst III"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst III in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Management Analyst III in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is opportunity to work in multiple departments.

    Cons

    Openings are few and highly competitive.

    Advice to Management

    A well-respected mentor is the key to career progress.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Substance Abuse Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in French Camp, CA
    Former Employee - Substance Abuse Counselor in French Camp, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at County of San Joaquin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The clients are the best reason to work for the county

    Cons

    County politics and politics

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to management is to remember the reason you started in this field


  9. Helpful (1)

    "County Perpetuates Myth that Workers are Lazy"

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker (EW) in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker (EW) in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with really great, carrying, and compassionate people.

    Cons

    County takes nearly half your paycheck and expects you to live off less than minimum wage with a family and like it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the workers what they deserve. How do you think things get done on time? Hour do you think all the work gets done while you keep the county understaffed? Your hardworking employees shoulder the weight and deserve decent pay and less deductions so they can support their families!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ignorant, Arrogant and Overpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is unrealistically high and you are given an abundance of time off.

    Cons

    The people you work with feel that because of their high salary, they are on par with the rest of the country performing the same work. The majority of the people, when they leave the county, come running back like babies. The real world slaps them in the face and they get a dose of reality in regards to pay and quality of work. The majority of county workers move up the ranks due to the absolute minimum skills, then simply climbing the ranks of seniority due to others retiring. After 20 years these lazy souls are making fat money with out of date skills and would never be able to hold down a job in the private sector. So they stay, pulling down the quality of work with them, thus affecting you, the tax payer. I encourage all to go visit your local county office and speak directly to the director of the department. Ask them about their training schedule, especially the technical positions. Ask them about how they deal with an underperforming employee that has 20 years left of county time. Ask them how long it's been since they or their upper management worked anywhere else besides San Joaquin County. And finally, ask how many of their upper management actually live in SJC. You would be shocked.

    Advice to Management

    Don't settle for sub-par work. Fire the dead wood employees. Don't be scared of the union. Do what's right for the tax payers, not what's comfortable. Treat your department as if it were your own personal business and your family's livelihood depended on work performance instead of just showing up.


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