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Judicial Council of California Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2019

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Judicial Council of California CEO Tani G Cantil Sakauye
Tani G Cantil Sakauye
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  1. "Intern"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Judicial Council of California

      Pros

      Interesting people and environment, always learning

      Cons

      Stressful situations and high tendency for burnout

      Judicial Council of California2018-10-29
    • "Good content, hostile, unfair and unsupportive environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Judicial Council of California for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Benefits, ultimate mission is access to justice. Many units make a difference in access to justice directly. Working with judges and justices who are often very smart and highly motivated colleagues.

      Cons

      Limited internal advancement. No oversight on management who often is poorly equipped to manage or actually discriminatory and misguided in their efforts. Not unionized.

      Judicial Council of California2019-04-01
    • "Picture this"

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      Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Judicial Council of California full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Benefits, but you pay a high price on your personal respect. Compensation is better in the real world and you get paid for the value you add.

      Cons

      Picture this, a top director has three rules and rule # 1 is make him look good. Now that's my job? Very egotistical and proud of it.

      Advice to Management

      You've gone too far.

      Judicial Council of California2019-04-04
    • "RUN FAR AWAY"

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      Current Employee - Branch Accounting and Procurement in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Judicial Council of California full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I can't think of one good reason to work here. It's a horrible place to work. The workload is heavy. Pet workers aka brown nosers are absolute from the workload. Burn out rate is high. Management is clueless and not qualified to do the job. Co-workers are horrible and sabotage each other.

      Cons

      Poor pay and benefits, and forget about getting a yearly raise. Poor working conditions. HR is horrible. No team work. Lots of nepotism. Favoritism is given to bad workers which are promoted. The good and smart workers are reprimanded and forced out. Horrible management.

      Advice to Management

      Going Union will help, but union organizers are sabotaging that as well. Fire the bad managers. Reorg and let go of the dead beat workers. There are too many bad in this agency wasting taxpayer dollars. Hire from outside to bring in fresh ideas to change the stigmata workflows. Executive management needs to start getting involved.

      Judicial Council of California2019-01-09
    • "Decent Govt Job, but the Head of the Agency is clueless"

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      Former Employee - Labor and Employee Relations in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Judicial Council of California full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Committed HR staff, committed learning

      Cons

      Executives clueless! Going to be a Union shop soon, need to be committed to this!

      Advice to Management

      New Head of Agency

      Judicial Council of California2018-06-19
    • "Professional, smart, hard-working branch of state government"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Judicial Council of California full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The leadership is trying to turn the ship, slow and steady, but bringing in some much needed oversight and aligning the agency with other state government practices. Leadership is also trying to build a rapport with the courts, bridging the gap in the branch - trying to unite the front. Valiant, much appreciated effort from where I sit.

      Cons

      A lot of resistance to change throughout office culture, but with every change naysayers there's definitely an advocate (or two). Align with the forwarding facing crowd and you will succeed.

      Advice to Management

      Bring HR up to speed on supporting management, middle/front-line management is left exposed and seemingly unsupported at times.

      Judicial Council of California2018-06-19
    • "Dysfunctional and toxic"

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

      I worked at Judicial Council of California full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The benefits are great. Generous with monthly PTO. And they still have a pension. I also met many great, hardworking people here.

      Cons

      Management. They all need to be replaced. Like, yesterday. Yesteryear. Many of them (by their own admission) are doing their jobs without having been trained. I always felt like I was walking on eggshells here. Toxic office politics. Unfortunately, the great benefits do not outweigh the bad overall work culture here.

      Advice to Management

      The current management needs to be replaced. They all need to retire. Provide more training for younger employees that are seeking advancement opportunities. ENCOURAGE ADVANCEMENT. Stop telling employees that they are "too valuable" to leave when they apply for another job. It gives the impression that they are in a prison.

      Judicial Council of California2018-06-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Biased and old school"

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

      I worked at Judicial Council of California full-time

      Pros

      Some good peers. The job itself was good but the new management killed the drive.

      Cons

      new management is old school and biased.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to employees and make HR neutral

      Judicial Council of California2018-05-15
    • "Good Place but with Caveats"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Judicial Council of California full-time

      Pros

      There are great people at this agency. It's collaborative. You work on more than one project at a time so boredom is not an issue. Majority of work is done with people outside your building.

      Cons

      Political. Bureaucratic. The trick is to get on with a good manager who can isolate you from the political nonsense and let you do your job.

      Advice to Management

      Get out of the way and let the people who do the work do the work.

      Judicial Council of California2018-03-22
    • "Energized Team Environment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Judicial Council of California full-time

      Pros

      Exciting emphasis on modernizing the California court system. After some hard years due to the fiscal crisis, new leadership and greater collaboration with courts across the state, this agency is regaining that 'start-up' feel it once had. Great benefits and good work/life balance.

      Cons

      Advancement can take time, but there are a lot more opportunities these days.

      Advice to Management

      Keep breaking down the silos and encourage cross-Divisional collaboration.

      Judicial Council of California2018-02-27
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