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County of Santa Barbara Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "Awsome Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at County of Santa Barbara full-time

    Pros

    The pay and possiblities for advancement were excellent.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Low growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Extra Help in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Extra Help in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at County of Santa Barbara part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and work load very light

    Cons

    Very slow processes as with any other county/government job

  3. "CARES MOBILE CRISIS"

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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 Santa Barbara full-time

    Pros

    Love helping people find the help they need

    Cons

    Don't like living in crisis mode

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job


  4. "HR Manager"

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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 Santa Barbara full-time

    Pros

    Public Health Department is full of dedicated, high performing, employees.

    Cons

    Communication from some internal service departments is lacking and/or inconsistent.


  5. "Administrative Office Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Santa Barbara part-time

    Pros

    Being downtown Santa Barbara
    State of the art office
    One of the H/R ladies was always supportive of me and my position at the front desk
    Management had open door policy
    Management allowed me to work pretty autonomously and trusted me to perform my job and make decisions regarding park policy rules/procedures

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to revise county parks rules, regulation, or fee structure. Some things that should be changed were discussed but then never acted on and you felt like they were brushed "under the rug".


  6. "Deputy Sheriff"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great climate with moderate year-round temperatures.

    Cons

    Extremely expensive cost of living. Frequently a 30-60 minute, or more, commute.


  7. "GREAT JOB"

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Specialist in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Specialist in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits, helping community, awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    some stress, angry clients, budget cuts result in a lot of negative morale.

    Advice to Management

    bring back the budget

  8. "Great Culture Passionate People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work with who defy the "civil service worker" stereotype: they are hard working, highly competent and passionate about what they do

    Cons

    There is a high level of bureaucracy that makes it hard to institute change. I am sure this is true of any public entity.


  9. "Park Ranger"

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    Current Employee - Park Ranger in Santa Maria, CA
    Current Employee - Park Ranger in Santa Maria, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at County of Santa Barbara part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping people and making a difference.

    Cons

    Work weekends religiously but this is when people come to the park.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the ability to acquire PPE, personnel protective equipment.


  10. "Behavioral wellness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of Santa Barbara full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Met some incredibly dedicated people who kept the morale high despite the frustrations associated with working in a disorganized and inefficient system.

    Cons

    Disorganized and inefficient system.

    Advice to Management

    Please make an effort to acknowledge, appreciate and keep people who are dedicated and work hard.


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