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County of Sonoma Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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  1. "Great workplace with a team environment"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at County of Sonoma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Remarkable talent and family atmosphere.

    Cons

    They are understaffed and don’t seem to get much sympathy from the CAO’s office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing and continue pushing for needed allocations.


  2. "ISD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    The location and the climate

    Cons

    No bonuses in the public sector.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and give us a fair bargaining contract.

  3. "Park Aide"

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    Current Employee - Park Aide in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Park Aide in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve had much experience to grow, great team, and fulfilling work. My supervisor is nothing short of fantastic and I feel valued and like I push myself to learn consistently. There’s lots of flexibility and the different divisions allow one to work in all kinds of work.

    Cons

    It’s very hard to get a full-time position. Most folks are extra help which doesn’t give you benefits, but you’re still working 30+ hours a week. It’s just about impossible not to expect to need two jobs in this county if you work as extra help.

    Advice to Management

    Management is VERY slow when looking through candidates for jobs and could take 2+ months. Tthe managers are all really great people though and good to work under.


  4. "I enjoy working here very much!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and great benefits. Interesting work and many opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    If you start as a clerk, it's hard to get out of that clerk category -even though you might have the right college education and experience. There are not enough career opportunities and job titles don't match what you're actually do.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need more chances to prove themselves. Please provide opportunities for promotion.


  5. "Great place to work and great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at County of Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    The county benefits were great and the SEIU local union was very active and supportive. Manager really seem to care and take interest in your opinions and thoughts

    Cons

    Hated the commute. No BART service and bus service is limited. Had to drive from the county where I lived and traffic on Highway 101 is always congested with a daily accident.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "They don't know what to do with people who are self-directed."

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    Former Employee - Senior Office Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Office Assistant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Sonoma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have real good benefits

    Cons

    Honestly, they have no idea how to relate to people who take an initiative and are self-directed. If you don't have to be given directions at every turn they don't want you.

    Advice to Management

    Termination of a person without any cause or at least speaking about an issue leaves a person without a clue to the reason for termination. Especially when its a person who gets things done.


  7. "sonoma county review for glassdoor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Sonoma full-time

    Pros

    benefits and salary are good

    Cons

    paperwork and changing rules are hard

  8. "Park Aide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Sonoma part-time

    Pros

    You get to work outside

    Cons

    You clean up a lot of garbage


  9. "Sad & Insecure Supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of Sonoma (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The love of working with my past Clients, Co-Workers, & Great Pay!!!!

    Cons

    Stupid & Insecure Supervisors/Managers that need to either resign or get fired!!!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do your job & stop lying in your reports!!!


  10. "The County is a good place for career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at County of Sonoma full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The county offers
    -good salaries and excellent benefits
    -lots of opportunities in a variety of jobs
    -most people are very nice and hard working
    -great internal training options

    Cons

    -the government wheels turn slowly so it is not very nimble

    Advice to Management

    keep improving and enforcing the performance evaluation process


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