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"Innovation minded candidates need not apply"

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Former Employee - Employment Services Specialist in Belmont, CA
Former Employee - Employment Services Specialist in Belmont, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Government Job with defined lifetime benefit compensation pension plan. If you don't mind repetitive work environment that requires little mental fortitude this is your place. If you are looking for a non-dynamic work environment with the stability of an aircraft carrier in a calm sea this your place. The civil service employment process allows non-degree applicants access to obtain a living wage.

Cons

They haven't had a raise in 8 years! Career mobility based on favoritism not talent. I would describe the majority of employees as good people who care about those in need of a temporary hand-up to get back on their feet. In these lean economic times many middle class families found themselves in a vulnerable economic situations and HSA was there to help. You may not get the comparable private sector wage but it pays more then most non-profits and you derive a great since of satisfaction from assisting others.

Advice to Management

Challenge yourself to be innovative and design implement programs and processes that have a positive measurable impact upon long-term poverty in the Bay Area. Just dulling out standardized aid payments is better than no safety net but I think society would benefit more from a safety trampoline that allows you to spring forward and upward more quickly.

Other Employee Reviews for San Mateo County

  1. "Construction Management"

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    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Mateo County full-time

    Pros

    As a construction manager, you don't have jobs outside of the County.

    Cons

    This is government work and things don't get done too timely.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good experience, but currently having trouble making prudent decisions and long-term investments in employees."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at San Mateo County full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Retirement, location, benefits, competitive salaries. Great for work life balance and families.

    Cons

    Succession planning is preached but not typically adhered to. Lots of outside hires while at the same time laying off quality employees.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.

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