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Placer County (California) Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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  1. "Placer County!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Auburn, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Placer County (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and wages. Pension. Alternate work schedules. Plenty of opportunity for advancement. Job security.

    Cons

    Long commute depending on where you live.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Student Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Placer County (California) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Very friendly coworkers
    -Flexible schedule for interns
    -High tech technology
    -Holiday Parties

    Cons

    -Working with the public taxpayers
    -Boring at times

    Advice to Management

    More communication through divisions

  3. "Awesome employer!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, engaging workplace. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    The public's persistent stereotypes about government employees. So not true!

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for 100% employee engagement and don't promote the naysayers.


  4. "Hydro Plant Electrician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foresthill, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foresthill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Placer County (California) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great starter job to get into the power generation field.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well enough to keep the better employees.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for...


  5. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great area to have your kids grow up

    Cons

    None so far in the few years I have been here


  6. "Placer County Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Placer County (California) full-time

    Pros

    Long term employees have solid benefits
    Management working on employee satisfaction

    Cons

    Looking to hire outside existing workforce
    Employee development not a priority
    No succession planning for aging workforce

    Advice to Management

    Develop existing employees


  7. "Overthrown"

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    Former Employee - Account Technician in North Auburn, CA
    Former Employee - Account Technician in North Auburn, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Came with all the extensive Government Benefits one would expect. Full health and everything else. Every holiday is given off.

    Cons

    Environment was not friendly to change, technology, or innovation. Trying to come up with a better way of doing things was seen as an insult to the current system.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up and listen when people try to improve efficiency.

  8. "Sr. Admin Support / Volunteer Client Services Practitioner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Placer County (California) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with/for. Employment stability.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities in certain areas.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Placer County (California) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Placer County has a very highly regarded and award winning reputation for delivering state of the art employment services to it's Calworks recipients.

    Cons

    There isn't very much upward mobility at the moment. Part of the reason though is that very many other current employees want to join the team and it's very competitive to get hired here. The unemployment rate is very low which actually is good.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to train individuals and encourage and allow them to pursue their upward mobility. Supervisory training should be extended to all rank/file employeess


  10. "Appraiser"

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    Current Employee - Associate Appraiser in Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Appraiser in Auburn, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Placer County (California) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally a great group of people to work with. Work in real estate without worry of market fluctuation impacting workload and thus livelihood. If you have a "go along, get along" attitude, and can be great while flying under the radar to avoid superiors feeling threatened, this is a GREAT place to work. Good benefits, nice retirement, paid vacation and sick leave, 12-13 paid holidays a year, best pay in Northern CA for this type of work environment.

    Cons

    Good ole boy system. Promotion and/or lateral opportunities are not typically based on qualifications but rather how well you are liked and whether you are able to ask questions in such a way that does not challenge authority figures. Morale is typically low and pettiness is abundant.


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