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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. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good vacation plan. Good health benefits. Pension still exists here.

    Cons

    Pay into your own pension. No matching or contribution. No ability to move up.

    Judicial Council of California2018-01-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Driven by Not Getting Anything Done!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only branch of CA govt requiring only 10 years instead of 20 for full benefits. Generous holiday, sick time benefits. Really outstanding Chief Justice.

    Cons

    The few people who have been hired recently have come from less successful agencies like DGS and DOCR, which will just continue the downward spiral of the judicial branch. Exec leaders think because they have worked in a court, they know how to run the entire branch, so incompetence persists as well, and service to the courts is a thing of the past. Positions that do need to be filled to provide badly needed services...

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    Advice to Management

    No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, it's still the wrong road. Turn back from becoming DGS or DOCR! Exec leadership needs to retire. Badly. Yesterday. Develop some sense of urgency to provide service to the courts, and hire the right people needed to do it. Yesterday. If they will take the bait for the low pay. to leave the private sector. What a shame.

    Judicial Council of California2017-11-21
  3. "Judicial Council"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Excellent benefits Some really amazing people

      Cons

      Low salary compared to private sector

      Judicial Council of California2017-08-02
    • "RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN"

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        Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

        Pros

        The PTO is substantial - other than that its a terrible place to work

        Cons

        Terrible place to work

        Advice to Management

        eliminate middle management and hire more employees

        Judicial Council of California2017-09-02
      • Helpful (1)

        "Extremely Dysfunctional"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Judicial Council of California full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days

        Cons

        Too many to list, including hostile environment, low morale, and discrimination. Supervisors have almost no training and people are not respected for their expertise. You have to constantly watch your back.

        Advice to Management

        Replace upper management, more training for middle management, and try creating a functional, supportive environment for all.

        Judicial Council of California2017-07-05
      • "great financial system"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

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

        Pros

        Have a great financial system which takes advantage of the full potential of an ERP system.

        Cons

        Lack authority to require courts to make corrections when advising of incorrect accounting practices which can be frustrating.

        Judicial Council of California2017-05-19
      • "Analyst"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Judicial Council of California full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        An agency full of really bright and committed people, well-versed in policy. Access to great information and research.

        Cons

        LOTS of politics, and most people have little or no direct experience working in the courts. Not always aware of impact of statewide policy on individual courts.

        Advice to Management

        Hire subject matter experts that have hands-on experience implementing policy in governmental agencies.

        Judicial Council of California2017-01-31
      • "Good place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Judicial Council of California for more than 8 years

        Pros

        I really like my job and work with good people and good leadership. They are respectable and intelligent. New leadership at the top level seems forward thinking.

        Cons

        Quality of leadership and jobs varies based on the office/department. Not all of them are good.

        Judicial Council of California2016-12-12
      • "Worked in Information Technology for five years."

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Judicial Council of California

          Pros

          Dedicated team that really cares about their mission to support the California courts, working to upgrade to modern technologies and processes

          Cons

          Biggest hurdle is the budget, as the legislature doesn't understand just how big the needs are and how important equal access to justice is.

          Advice to Management

          Continue to modernize and leverage cloud-based technologies

          Judicial Council of California2016-10-11
        • Helpful (2)

          "Not a Service Organization"

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

          I worked at Judicial Council of California

          Pros

          The benefits are very helpful if you leave over age 50 with at least 5 years of CalPERS service credit. There are still pockets of high performance in the organization and a few managers left who are consummate, committed professionals.

          Cons

          It's a dark time in branch history. The Judicial Council no longer serves the needs of the state court system. Executive level management reacts to pubic scrutiny, or "management by blog," instead of doing the right things for the right reasons and standing up for those decisions. The Since the paradigm is not one of service, many courts find the Judicial Council "irrelevant now." Achievers are painted to the door,...

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          Advice to Management

          The pendulum needs to swing. Service should be central to what the Judicial Council does. And, hang onto the last vestige of managers who remain who care and can get the right things done that make a difference, standing by the decisions they make and making a difference for the courts and people of CA. The courts need the help the Judicial Council can and at some points provided, so please provide it and become relevant...

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