Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services Reviews

Updated December 17, 2015
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  1. "Eligibility Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team work great supervisor very nice place to work

    Cons

    Call center very busy fast paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Please can we update to CIV and have a 9/80 at Arena call center?


  2. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Home Health Care Provider in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Home Health Care Provider in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, awesome fellow providers and clients. Ability to work with co-employers 1-on-1.

    Cons

    Payroll system is slow, and often when they have problem with my time card I was only notified upon calling to inquire why my check hasn't arrived. They are in need of major update to their payroll system. As well as notifying union members on changes in union and added deductions that I never was made aware of as well as presently continuing to be deducted from current checks 2x monthly. AND unable to cancel union membership because locating membership contract seems to be a huge issue ( been trying to cancel for over 5months now) with no resolution.

    Advice to Management

    Major updates much needed for union 2015 seui. But direct management is great!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very good to work for"

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    Current Employee - Home Health Care Provider in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Home Health Care Provider in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clients are very sweet and it is good to make them feel like someone does care. The elderly love the idea that they get to stay in there own home and get the help they need.

    Cons

    nothing really to say. Im satisfied. I love my job and wish I was able to make everyone happy and able to stay in there own home as long as they are able to but there is only one of me.

    Advice to Management

    More hours and maybe some vacation time. And big raises, but everyone wants that. So I am a happy employee.


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  5. "Great place for experience!"

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

    I have been working at Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for gaining important experience in treatment planning!

    Cons

    Low staff to client ratio!

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more people.


  6. "It never gets boring, that's for sure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunites to work on a variety of projects. Easy going co-workers and management. Comfortable office setting, reimbursable out of pocket expensises. Flexable work schedule and time off.

    Cons

    Lay-offs due to budget cuts, some who have been with organization many years are losing positions.


  7. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training and opportunities to advance. You get to work regular hours, and get paid holidays, paid sick leave, and paid vacation. The benefits are good, you get health/dental/vision but your dependents aren't covered unless you pay more.

    Cons

    It's the government so everything is "policy and procedure." Office politics involved as far as who gets promoted though so sometimes your supervisor is someones "friend."

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a little on policy and procedure, it doesn't have to be by the book all of the time. Especially in Health and Human services.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding work, High Stress"

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    Current Employee - Human Services Social Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Human Services Social Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation relative to other employers within the field. Challenging work. Supportive peers. Potential for a decent work-life balance (relative to the private sector). Good benefits- specifically, health benefits, vac/holiday/sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, some educational reimbursement, flexible schedules. Feedback about job performance, and recognition for effective job performance, is good. There are definitely opportunities for advancement and/or a change in career path- opportunities exist both vertically and horizontally. Job security is very good, as is the opportunity to supplement base pay via overtime, depending on the division/program.

    Cons

    Department is underfunded by state government, creating a situation where workloads are often unmanageable. Ultimately, senior management seems to exacerbate the situation by instituting policies that add to the workload without providing adequate corresponding support. The situation creates significant turnover and dysfunction. The work is stressful by nature; however, the overall dysfunction adds to the stress, which is unacceptable to many and creates a low morale among those who remain.

    Advice to Management

    When feasible, implement feedback from junior management and supervisors regarding the impact various policies have on workload and the ability to adequately deliver services. Doing so would greatly improve employee retention, morale, and effectiveness.


  9. "I enjoyed the work with the public but was frustrated by managment"

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

    Pros

    Decent Salary, Excellent Benefit Package,friendly co-workers

    Cons

    High pressure, disorganized, supervisors/management are not supportive, constant changes of personnel and forms

    Advice to Management

    Be more in tune with and supportive of social workers. Be more consistent about expectations, fewer changes, smaller case loads