County of San Mateo, CA Employee Reviews

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CA (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CADecember 13, 2018
Overall, growth and development was gained, but one would have to seek out these opportunities and know who to reach out to for in order to succeed in your role. Due to lack of resources (including staff) and funding, projects and programs were unable to fully thrive. Roles and duties were simplified, preventing staff to develop and grow, as mentioned, unless one knew what proper channels to go through. Environment and interaction with the community was mostly positive and rewarding as well as being a steward of the environment and community. Based on supervision, one may have the benefit of added responsibility and opportunity for movement, decision making, and influence within the organization.
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health care, paid sick leave, paid vacation
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One of the best places to work
Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CADecember 7, 2018
San Mateo County is one of the best places to work for in my career. The people in management are very professional in their engagement with the peers and their staff members.
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Fun to work there.
Pest Detection Specialist (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CANovember 29, 2018
Cool people. Worked starting early in the morning and worked for 10 hours a day. Job was pretty simlpe to complete. Great team to go to work with everyday.
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Great place to work
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Daly City, CANovember 15, 2018
Cemax Icon was located in California in the silicon valley area and was able to draw many talented resources from the area. In doing so they developed a leading edge medical imaging product,
Pros
Supportive Management
Cons
Occasional lack of resources
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Great Benefits, stable job
Fiscal Office Specialist (Former Employee) –  Belmont, CANovember 5, 2018
if you are looking for stable job and great benefits, this is the place to work San Mateo County offers great retirement plan and health insurance. The job loading depends on which departments you stay, but, you can get overtime compensation if you need to work overtime.
Pros
Great benefits, stable job, nice working environment
Cons
Lots of rules and policies
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loved my job
Human Resource Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CASeptember 17, 2018
my boss was amazing, and so was the work environment. I enjoyed everyone! pleased just working 4 10's and having Friday Saturday and Sunday off. Great work environment
Pros
having 3 days off in a row
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Family Child Care Specialist II (Former Employee) –  271 92nd St, Daly City, CA 94015September 4, 2018
In my opinion, working for the County of San Mateo Human Services Agency as a Family Child Care Specialist II, it was excellent. Coworkers are respectful. The supervisor is excellent. A typical day at the office was getting ready for another day, and to make sure families providers should get pay on time.
Pros
I enyod helping families
Cons
I don't have any Cons
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Stable location
Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAAugust 7, 2018
Good place to work in a great County of San Mateo.

Many great people work here who want to do a great job for the community.

If you can get a full time regular position here, go for it!
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loved it
Front Desk Administrative/Reception Greeter (Former Employee) –  San Carlos, CAAugust 7, 2018
everyone was so nice it feel like family there you meet new people and u guys bond like you guys know each others for years. its a good mellow vibe there
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County work life is stable at least
Human Services Specialist (Former Employee) –  Belmont, CAAugust 2, 2018
I would say the enjoyment of helping people is your reward, besides the above average pay. The county really believes in promoting from within, especially if you are related to the right people.
Pros
Steady work
Cons
Nepotism
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Rather dry place
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJuly 25, 2018
Work was disorganized and everything seemed rushed, a lot of the work was offloaded to those who were more capable. Sadly those who did more work were not compensated for the amount that they put in, no incentive to work harder.
Pros
Government benefits
Cons
Short lunch, disorganized
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Fun work environment
LIBRARY INTERN (Former Employee) –  East Palo Alto, CAJuly 17, 2018
I worked with children from 2nd to 5th grade.It was a fun work environment and definitely gave me a lot of new experiences while working with children and adults.
Pros
snacks, time
Cons
only part time so no benefits
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Only worked for a day
Volunteer Registrar (Former Employee) –  San Mateo County, CAJune 25, 2018
Friendly Staff
Experiential Learning Exhibitions
I literally only worked here for one day, but I included it on my resume to show I have volunteer experience.
Pros
Free Lunch, Experience with registration
Cons
None
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Unprofessional pharmacy management
Pharmacist (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJune 14, 2018
Worse managers at the main pharmacy. So unprofessional and childish like behavior. Favoritism among employees and lack of communication among managers. Fake personalities and some have major psychological issues.
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Excellent place to work
Office Assistant/Veterans Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Belmont, CAMay 18, 2018
Great place to work. All benefits provided and ample room for advancement both lateral and upward. Education benefits to advance your college degree.
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fun place to work
Admin. Secretary/Unit Clerk II (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CAMay 4, 2018
This was my first long time job; Secretarial work. I learned answering phones, helping clients to different departments, greeted guests, typed, filed.
Pros
getting to know a lot of people
Cons
long days
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Good place
Public Health Investigator (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAMay 2, 2018
A good place to work for. It was a good enviroment to be in in which i felt valued and appreciated and above all that our opinions were always heard by management.
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Good Starting Point
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  San Mateo County, CAMay 1, 2018
Staff shortages have made it difficult and lack of advancement for the Correctional Rank. As a CO you work side by side Deputy Sheriff's but you are not offered presumptive coverages. With the cost of living in San Mateo County, the pay is not sufficient for most. Many staffers are commuters. Todays traffic in the Bay Area make it a challenging proposition. Take that and the staff shortages across the nation and the mandatory overtime with no sufficient medical coverage upon retiring. You have to consider your options and taking your experience elsewhere more affordable and rewarding.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Mandatory Overtime
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Working for the county was a rewarding and full place to work.
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CAApril 25, 2018
Working for the county was a rewarding and full place to work. A great many of the employees are professional and hardworking. Management was supportive and helpful with training. I liked that the department would hold people accountable for lack of follow through and poor work-ethic.
Pros
Good pay and get benefits like medical and pension plan.
Cons
It is very difficult to promote into high level leadership positions, there are so few opportunities compared to the line staff positions.
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Excellent workplace with work-life balance
Benefits Analyst II (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CAApril 24, 2018
An excellent place to work where you can make a difference in the community. People stay in the County until they retire which can be a problem with career advancement opportunities.
Pros
Work-life balance
Cons
Lack of career advancement opportunities
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