An industrious place to work
Dept of Public Works Stationary Engineer II (Current Employee) – Redwood City, CA – December 21, 2016
Working at the County of San Mateo has been a love hate relationship. Always working with budget constraints and a lack of tools one would imagine that the richest county in California would have the best in it's inventory. Constantly dealing with the Lowest bidder mentality has only led to a decaying system and infrastructure that only gets improved when it involves political benefit. Aside from the people I work, Management and it's entity have been stressful. I am a productive self motivating worker, this is not fostered at the county.
The enjoyable part of the job is there was a lot of work to be done to maintain and replace equipment. Being one of the most experienced it fell upon me to do a lions share of the work.
Plenty of work maintaining a decaying infrastructure
Bureaucratic management, corruption..