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San Mateo County Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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John L. Maltbie
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Pros
  • The benefits are fantastic and there is a great work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexible work environment, good benefits (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Compensation and benefits are also not great if you take into consideration the cost of living in nearby cities (in 3 reviews)

  • Top-down culture, a lot of bureaucracy and micromanagement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Librarian for 18 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Mateo County part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, customer-oriented organization. Very rewarding work. They usually offer lots of opportunities for job training to develop new skills.

    Cons

    Experiences vary a lot depending on the particular job, location, and managers. Overall it is a great place to work if you want to make a difference.


  2. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Mateo County full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, job security, people, salary, good commute

    Cons

    Management, nepotism, mundane work, outdated equipment, opportunity to to advance are slim.


  3. "Great Governmental Entity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Manager
    Former Employee - Financial Services Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Mateo County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at San Mateo County Health System. They have great leadership and promote from within. The benefits are fantastic and there is a great work life balance.

    Cons

    There are some employees that have been there forever that are lazy. Very little but they often times make the job difficult.


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  5. "Housing and Community Development Specialist III"

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

    I have been working at San Mateo County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting work, freedom to learn and grow, attention to quality of life and wellness

    Cons

    Instead of the County, many small cities make ultimate decisions on many important policies.


  6. "Victim advocate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at San Mateo County full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement plan.

    Cons

    No upward mobility nor support.


  7. "Deputy Sheriff"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at San Mateo County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large Agency, lots of opportunities, patrol, corrections, emergency services, etc

    Cons

    Large agency that is sometimes disorganised.


  8. "San Mateo County Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau"

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

    I worked at San Mateo County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team and nice work atmosphere. Opportunity to meet a lot of people in the area and the network. Good pace. Very flexible management in terms of vacations and time off.

    Cons

    Management not very eager to make changes.


  9. "Internal Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good agency to work for. Work life balance is phenomenal.

    Cons

    Governmental agencies are slower paced than corporations


  10. "Communications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Passionate coworkers, great purpose, good variety of work, always learning something new, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow, sometimes things don't get done for political reasons, outdated technology and lack of resources

    Advice to Management

    Better technology, more advancement opportunities


  11. "Legal Office Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Office Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Office Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Mateo County (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the Human Resources department. Employees are well informed and great people to work with. Wonderful benefits.

    Cons

    Not many current jobs available

    Advice to Management

    Need more movement in different job titles.



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