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Merced County, CA Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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  1. "Mental health"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Working with clients
    Fun activities

    Cons

    Lots of Favoritism
    Lack of support by co workers
    Lack of management
    Doesn't work as a team

    Advice to Management

    Hire more than just extra help ! We have enough extra help would be much easier if people were full time rather than dealing withEH all the time


  2. "Not How You'd Think It Would Be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent. The benefits are good. The equipment is nice.

    Cons

    People who have been working there for several years are allowed to bully and belittle staff. The execs are aware of this behavior and continually turn a blind eye to it.

    Advice to Management

    Several great employees have left employment to seek a healthier working environment due to a few bad apples.

  3. "OK job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merced County, CA full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits if you are full time, rewarding work for the most part, depending on your department.

    Cons

    Favoritism, county doesn't care about some departments. Sometimes managers aren't too great, it really depends on your department! Very easy to see that the county doesn't really care about helping the people who live here.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people you are managing! Offer new full time positions to extra help instead of hiring people who don't know what they are doing.


  4. "Warehouse Manager"

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

    I have been working at Merced County, CA part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Pleasant. Co workers were great.

    Cons

    Wouldn't hire me full time. Cut my hours back to seasonal after over 10 +

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook the hard working guy thats not in your circle...he has been dedicated and overlooked now for years!!!


  5. "Child Support Worker"

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

    I have been working at Merced County, CA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady 8-5. Good benefits. Union is solid and will back you.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Poor example at top trickles down. Management plays favorites. Hard work and accomplishments do not get recognized. Have to watch your back.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  6. "The good the bad and the ugly about child support enforcement"

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    Former Employee - Child Support Specialist in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Child Support Specialist in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the good news is that you are doing God's work. Helping families without a parent in the home financially, so that you can either reimburse the taxpayers for their AFDC/TANF dollars or to keep them out of the welfare system.

    Cons

    It's a stressful job. People become upset with having their wages attached, etc. Sometimes fathers do not know about their children. Sometimes we helped to create families.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They are adults.


  7. "great"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Mental Health Clinician I in Los Banos, CA
    Former Employee - Bilingual Mental Health Clinician I in Los Banos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    salary was excellent and provide leadership postions.

    Cons

    lacked training sessions for staff.

    Advice to Management

    hire more staff due to large case loads

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth the commute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merced County, CA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good medical/dental/vision benefits, union, hours are ok no room for overtime, and u get your own office

    Cons

    Managment favors employees, hires friends, staff are poorly trained poor boundaries with clients, lots of favoritism & Managment does not understand how to be a real manager

    Advice to Management

    If your hire your friends no one should be aware how close of a relationship you have with them.


  9. "Disappointed, disheartened, sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, upward mobility opportunities in most areas.

    Cons

    People who have been there for several years are allowed to treat their co-workers badly.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee (especially one with an excellent work history) informs you that he/she is being treated badly by other staff, take it seriously, and most importantly, make it stop or terminate the ones making a hostile working environment.


  10. "Bait and Switch: Programmer Analyst I"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst I in Merced, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merced County, CA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, family environment. Breaks are like a breath of fresh air walking around
    nice downtown homes in peaceful rural Merced, CA home to UC Merced.
    Near my family and rental properties.

    I prevailed in a near $10,000 workers compensation award against Merced County for
    the workplace back injury I sustained.

    Cons

    Salary is a third what Silicon Valley pays. Heavy politics.
    Why I took the job? Told I would program in .NET C sharp.
    On my second day, I confronted my Manager 'Why am I doing COBOL?'
    He told me can you at least do 2 lines of COBOL code in 6 months?
    I endured 2 years of the most stressful job in my life and when
    I handed him my 2 weeks notice he slapped my hands.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to applicants promising .NET when only COBOL work available.
    Don't manufacture derogatory performance reviews in retaliation for employee filing
    complaint with EEOC.


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