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County of Santa Clara Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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County of Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith
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Pros
  • Great benefits for employee and family (in 11 reviews)

  • Stable job, nice people and good benefits (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Little motivation to improve systems, at least a decade behind in technology (in 2 reviews)

  • Senior management, board of supervisors, union and very bad working environment (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Information Service Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at County of Santa Clara (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, reasonable hours

    Cons

    Slow to change, opportunities limited


  2. "Emloyment Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara full-time

    Pros

    Easy to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Management love meetings but not much gets done. Directors who hold grudges against anyone who speaks up. Petty Managers.

  3. "SCC is a great place for opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at County of Santa Clara full-time

    Pros

    Level of standards and expectations are not too difficult to reach so in many sense, it is not too difficult to do one job well and be recognized for.

    Cons

    If one can just do the job without speaking one's mind, there are plenty of opportunities for upward movements. It is, however, not speaking for the right reasons does not align well with ethics IMHO

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture that is less about incompetency and more about accountability (industry standards and not government standards where are are no follow up..). Stop combating incompetency with more incompetency)


  4. "office specialist"

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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 Clara full-time

    Pros

    Benefits health dental 401 k pension after you worked your butt off first

    Cons

    They stab you in the back talk crap about patients and clients and they treat foster parents and extra help workers like crap. The government needs to investigate alot of crooked things here.

    Advice to Management

    You suck


  5. "Extra-Help"

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    Former Employee - Extra-Help in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Extra-Help in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Organization to work for.

    Cons

    Difficult to get hired on as permanent employee.


  6. "Good goals, bad implementation"

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    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship

    Pros

    People have good ideas and are passionate

    Cons

    Not the best organized at times


  7. "Supervising Public Health Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara full-time

    Pros

    Great and caring staff. Great weather!

    Cons

    High cost of living, difficult to find affordable housing

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Planner in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Transportation Planner in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting and varied work in capital improvements, supportive management in general

    Cons

    Not much room for transfer if an employee wanted to work in a different unit; highly competitive


  9. "Best place to work if you are close to retirement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, highly recommended for retirement. If you are young and ambitious, you may move up the career ladder quickly.

    Cons

    Terrible bureaucracy, county culture creates environment for lack of accountability


  10. "Good job security, but little room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at County of Santa Clara full-time

    Pros

    Job Security, good work-life balance

    Cons

    lots of red tape, poor communication, hard to advance


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