Application Spe (Current Employee) – Modesto, CA – January 11, 2017
Dislike you are tied to the last minute on the clock. Need to log-in and be ready to take calls at your scheduled start meaning need to be there no more than 15 minutes early but early enough to login to computer and programs
FAMILY SERVICES SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Turlock Outstation – September 8, 2016
If you are pursuing a career as a social worker - Stanislaus County is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the social work culture and profession. You will make forever work comrades and learn a great deal about policies and procedures.
Benefits Analyst (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – September 21, 2016
Processing lots of paperwork. Learned how to help customers that were in need of public assistance. Management was a little tough. Co-workers were the best. The long sitting and all the paperwork was the hardest part of job. Most enjoyable part was all the potlucks.
Overall I believe the county is a great place to work for with good benefits and opportunities for advancement. I think while working for Stanislaus County it is important to build relationships with people within and outside your department. The building is quite old which takes getting used to. On the positive side having your own bathroom is very convenient.
Daycare Provider (Former Employee) – Turlock, CA – May 22, 2016
Organized planning took a role in my everyday life caring for multiple children. I would prepare healthy meals and snacks throughout the day and create a fun hands on learning environment for the children. I learned the importance of patience and how to give each child the 1 on 1 attention that they need so that they are successful. I enjoyed seeing the children excel and creating lasting bonds with them.
Administrative Clerk II (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – December 6, 2016
I worked for the budget department manager. She was not very friendly. I left a job of 5 years to go to the county. I was told it was full time, good pay, job stability. I was only there for 2 months and was laid off due to lack of work.
Deputy Probation Officer (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – November 3, 2016
I loved working for this county. I learned a lot about what it takes to be a Probation Officer. Being a a peace officer is very important to the community you work in and your perspective on the people in the cities we live in can change for our own safety.
The divisions and people I worked with were exceptional.
Accountant I, Treasurer-Tax Collector (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – May 2, 2013
The positions that I held, had job duties, tasks and deadlines clearly defined. Training and advancement were highly encouraged. Management was open and approachable. They encouraged assisting others and cross-training similar positions. There was camaraderie between the ranks. Each person performed their tasks with accuracy, dedication and with good work ethics. The interactions I had between other departments flowed smoothly, which created great working relationships. The hardest part was leaving my co-workers for each promotion. I enjoyed interacting and learning from the clerks, attorneys, investigators, officers, financial managers and collectors.
Excellent benefits and training
Knowing that there was a need for the justice system.
Social Worker (Current Employee) – Community Services Agency – January 8, 2013
As a whole the social workers, clerical, janitorial, and tech support are some of the friendliest and hardest working people I have ever known. Unfortunately everyone in management from supervisors upward to HR and directors with few exceptions are the most dishonest, crooked individuals I have ever come across. There is a reason the last 23 social workers hired lasted less than 6 months and why 16 of the most experienced SWs have left the agency within the past 3 years! This agency is going downhill faster than an avalanche and believe me you can't outrun it and you don't want to be crushed by it because the health benefits won't cover your expenses and you won't live long enough to reach retirement which amounts to little more than what you have currently hiding under your bed plus extra funds from recycling! STEER CLEAR! THIS IS YOUR LAST FAIR WARNING! I'm currently looking for a job elsewhere.
still thinking long and hard to come up with one...
everything one should expect to value in a career!
Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Community Services Agency – November 30, 2012
15 years ago working for Stanislaus County was seen as a great place to work with excellent retirement benefits. My first 8 years were great. I promoted and received training opportunities. My last 2 years were extrememly stressful and eventually caused me to seek employment elsewhere.
This specific department has individuals in management that provide unfair reviews, target individuals and harass and belittle you. You will be overworked and underpaid.
Safety Coordinator (Current Employee) – Modesto, Ca. – January 11, 2012
I have been working with the County for three years and have enjoyed my time here. The senior management group at the health Services Agency where I work are absolutley amazing and very supportive of my pursuit of a Safe workplace.
very supportive management, positive safety culture
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – December 3, 2012
My brief period volunteering for Stanislaus County provided me with the opportunity to reacquaint myself with the job environment after an extended leave to raise my family. The job allowed me to quickly resume and enhance my existing computer skills and encouraged me to return to school in order to further prepare for the job market. I appreciate my time there and the confidence it inspired in me.
Application Specialist III (Current Employee) – Modesto, CA – April 23, 2012
A typical day at work as an Application Specialist is to assist end user with day to day documents from scanning to data entry processing. Keeping data structure integrity clean of any duplications associated with clear images.
Management is always is micro manage by department head. Where they do 10% less work and we do the other 90%. Manager writes unfair performance reviews.
Working with co-workers are good to work with. I get along well with them.
The most enjoyable part of the job. I can't really say to be honest.
1 hour lunch, retirement plan
unfair performance reviews, micro managed, work furloughs with percent pay cuts.
Former employee (Former Employee) – modesto, ca – July 23, 2014
They promote their buddies, not those truly qualified. They do not care about the integrity of the programs, just how good management look. They keep less competent workers and "reward" the excelling workers with more work(their work?) Poor morale, Poor supervision. A Lot of lazy workers that are just collecting a pay check(those are ones that get promoted). They have become very strict with their sick leave policy and various other polices. Reminds me of a boot camp. They do not appreciate their workers. If you like slave work apply here.
Software Developer/Analyst II (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – October 17, 2013
Having been laid off twice from positions that were deleted was an eye-opener into the concept of 'Bumping'. This practice at schools and government positions was something I was not familiar with, nor something that I agree with. They basically give you someone else's position if you held that title at any time in your past employment history, even if it was at another agency. Needless to say, the last time that my position was deleted the issue came up with the affected employee at my cubicle as I arrived to work. This person was informed that I would be taking their job before I was informed that mine was going away. Not a nice way to start the day. I chose not to bump figuring that I had skills, and would find other employment. My last day was two days after accepting an award for my last project in 2010. It is very hard to get employment in private sector with only government employment history. First, there is the stigma of being a past government employee. Second, there is the assumption that you have no other experience that would apply to the private sector. It has been an education, and like all education, it did not come cheap.
Work with large case loads of families for state and local services
Family Service Specialist II (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – February 6, 2014
Process case loads up to 300 per month. Interview clients for potential state and federal benefits. Interpret rules and regulations as needed. Establish close working relationships with county liasons for other potential programs.
Fast paced, continuing changes of state regulations
If you never make mistakes, this library is for you.
Library Assistant (Former Employee) – Library – January 19, 2013
Even with talk of learning through mistakes and giving chances to improve, this place of employment destroyed my spirit. I worked very hard to do a good job. Even if I did 99 out of 100 tasks very well, that 1 task I had trouble with was brought to the forefront. Don't apply. There is a difference between striving for excellence and demanding perfection.