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Orange County Sanitation District Reviews

Updated Aug 29, 2019

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Orange County Sanitation District CEO James Herberg
James Herberg
2 Ratings
  1. "Great experience as an intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Sanitation District for more than a year

    Pros

    Field experience and great mentors to guide you in all aspects of life (not just technical knowledge)

    Cons

    Cannot work more than 20 hours

    Orange County Sanitation District2019-05-24
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, horrid leadership"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Sanitation District full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, great location

    Cons

    Too much favoritism, backbiting, no room for advancement unless you are one of the favorites. Management is clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Engage. Don't look to employees to engage...it's up to you to be visible and engage your people. If you keep seeing the same people over and over in your day to day...then seek out those you don't see. Provide real opportunity for engagement, not just for the favorites.

    Orange County Sanitation District2019-08-30
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  4. "Instrument Tech 2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Sanitation District full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good payments and nice benefits, a lot of opportunity for moving up

    Cons

    Some odors, not that much high tech and up to date systems

    Orange County Sanitation District2018-08-31
  5. "INTERN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Sanitation District part-time

    Pros

    EASY NICE People and Professional people good pay

    Cons

    NO Promo ever no on-site food

    Orange County Sanitation District2018-07-30
  6. "Engineering Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I have been working at Orange County Sanitation District

    Pros

    Friendly environment, awesome staff to collaborate with

    Cons

    Work comes in waves, some days are slow while other days there isn't enough time in the day

    Orange County Sanitation District2018-07-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management support. Stress safety but that’s not what is followed."

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    Former Employee - Safety Representative in Fountain Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Sanitation District full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Weekends off, and regular hours. That’s it. Not a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Poor benefits and awful retirement package. Poor management support. Revolving door, can’t keep safety staff. Human Resources are not for the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, listen to them and not always management. Safety needs to be practiced and not preached.

    Orange County Sanitation District2018-05-26
  8. "Work life balance is important"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Sanitation District full-time

    Pros

    Work schedule somehow flexible, good management team

    Cons

    You have to physically be predeny for 40 hours a week, no work from home

    Advice to Management

    Add the option to work from home

    Orange County Sanitation District2018-01-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orange County Sanitation District full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and work environment are great. I loved the challenge. It was an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, don't check up on employees. They trust the word of other without fact checking.

    Advice to Management

    Get in the field. Your hardest workers aren't always the ones you think.

    Orange County Sanitation District2017-12-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Fountain Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Sanitation District full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, perks, people and environment

    Cons

    May not be professionally gratifying

    Advice to Management

    Need to revamp with competent people

    Orange County Sanitation District2017-11-17
  11. "Staff Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Sanitation District

    Pros

    The Senior Engineers here are very knowledgeable and most are willing to teach you the ropes even if you're a contractor. Good thing is that most of the workforce is scheduled to retire soon.

    Cons

    Management has very archaic ideas and methodologies. This is probably due to the age gap and majority of the staff here has been with the District for 15+ years. Many are resistant to technological changes or forget how to use new systems or processes that have been implemented. Meetings can be unproductive and repetitive on the same issue that goes on for months.

    Orange County Sanitation District2017-07-14
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