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Shasta County Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  1. "Love My Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shasta, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shasta, CA

    I have been working at Shasta County full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to do meaningful work and be appreciated every day I go to work. Help people find and keep employment.

    Cons

    Have to work under government regulations that don't always make sense. Sometimes people who you serve don't appreciate the opportunity the program offers. There is politics in the workplace .


  2. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Everyone is approachable and there's always someone willing to answer any questions you may have.

    Cons

    No Answer. I enjoyed everything about this job.

  3. "Great place once they fix some issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shasta County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ok benefits. Some really great and helpful staff. Spontaneity. If you are accepted into the "in" crowd you get the family at work and support. Plenty of room for growth and promotion.

    Cons

    Lack of training with high expectations. High staff turnover. Unaddressed racial tensions. No overtime available nor an option for a different schedule such as 4 10 hrs shifts.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Just OK..."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Redding, CA

    I worked at Shasta County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being one of the largest employers in the Redding area, 2000+ employees, there will be some good people and some bad. Some people are super smart, some people are not. Some people want to do good work and some people just want to get benefits and count down the days until their paid retirement. Like all large employers (both private and government) there will be a variety...but the cons below are the problems.

    Cons

    It's overall an unhealthy place to work. Almost every meeting room has candy as the center piece on the tables. Even the new employee orientation had bowls of bite size snickers all over. I've worked at a number of large organizations and nothing compares to this place. The number of overweight and obese employees was shocking.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the candy bars at meetings. Promote flexible work schedules so people don't just clock it, turn off, and wait for quitting time.


  5. "Bureaucratic mess."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Redding, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shasta County part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience, ability to learn, some co-workers, ability to talk to Directors, face paced and deadline driven, learn how to problem solve.

    Cons

    Supervisors do not give equal reviews of your work performance, listen to suggestions and it's who you suck up to.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff and what they do even if you don't see it everyday. Supervisors are very disappointing here.


  6. "Fantastic and healthy work environment"

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    Former Employee - Agency Staff Services Analyst II in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Agency Staff Services Analyst II in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management knows limits of staff and assigns projects accordingly.

    Cons

    Pay is limited due to government work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the balance good for the employees and continue to emulate the excellence in you expect to receive.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Extra help"

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    Former Employee - Extra Help, Social Services in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Extra Help, Social Services in Redding, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shasta County part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    don't take an extra help position it could ruin your career

    Cons

    misrepresent pay, no rights whatsoever, no benefits and no real career advancement opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Nickel and diming people who agree to work part time, with no benefits and then pressured to sign contracts that they can be let go at any time and for no reason is borderline unethical. In the department I landed in, the micromanager didn't have the skills and education to do her job while humiliating her subordinates. When she wanted someone gone, she made up an accusation and said "get out". Shasta County doesn't demonstrate any accountability to the community with extra help positions. They just bury the bodies of expendable people and no one asks what happened. Its disgraceful, I wouldn't work for them or recommend anyone else consider it, in their social services departments. At general meetings I heard a lot of disgusted employees. The county
     needs to deal with their heavy handed power tripping unqualified managers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "County"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shasta County full-time

    Pros

    Safe, secure, position; easy job; some potential for promotion

    Cons

    Long time between raises and wage caps on positions


  9. "bad morale in some departments"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Redding, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A paycheck with benefits is great

    Cons

    One of my first required county wide trainings was an eye opener as coworkers from various departments shared their disgust with disrespectful managers. My own manager was not remotely qualified for her job lacking the education and skills to do quality work. She micromanaged her staff into quitting, or hating their work. She got promoted for that and this seems to be how the county rewards arrogance and incompetence. Arrogance is the operative word when dealing with management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and realize there is a morale issue that could be improved if you provided any indication that you cared for your staff's career and well-being


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Another Government Clone"

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    Current Employee - Cog In the Wheel in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Cog In the Wheel in Redding, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shasta County full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being a government job its a secure postion and there is opportunity for advancement if you fit in and know what you are doing.

    Cons

    Very Clicky, government is adverse to change and runs at a snails pace which makes innovation and change very difficult. Government is risk-adverse and employees are afraid of making mistake and there is alot of CYA going on or blaming somone else. Morale is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Wow! Where do I start....Communication is not very good between upper management and those below so they need to fix that. Also Managment should help with morale bring inspiration to the work place tell people they are doing a good job make it a place where people want to go to work not just some 9 to 5 job where you collect a paycheck. Where there is a lack of vision the people perish. Alot of employees are adverse to taking the lead or promoting a new idea as that is not enouraged within managment. There is alot of dead weight in the lower job functions as well but thats another question.


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