County of San Mateo, CA Employee Reviews
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That is staring in my role, but there are staged increases at 6 months and 1 Year. My postion is covered under a colletive bargining agreement .
Overall -- a great place to work. I thought it would have a far more bureaucratic, government office culture. I won't say there is none of that -- but it's definitely a secondary thing. The County management is always harping on 'what are we doing for our clients?' -- San Mateo County residents. Frankly, I've been blown away by that.
it was a good experience during my internship, I would highly recommend for future interns looking to learn and receive proper training on assessments, charting, and attending educational training for DV, LGBTQ*, and advocacy for vulnerable populations
San Mateo County was a typical government organization with a laid back culture. Even though they took very good care of their own employees(lol), I saw a lack of interest in working that was frustrating for me as a Project Manager. There was a lot of conflict within the upper management that made it a very sad and depressing environment to work at. Maybe this is normal in large old organizations. In general, I just hated seeing my local government squander away our hard-earned money.. That said, there were many projects to help the employees get healthy and happy which was nice : )
Always budget, budget, budget ...though wasteful. Like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Advertise for nurses but there been a freeze on hiring. They want hires to be "on-call", but work full-time hours all shifts. That way they don't pay benefits, and can let-go-at-will. So many work close to full time...but no benefits at all. Ca. in 2020 mandatory to have healthcare or $700 fine imposed. fine on taxes. Here there a county , government job, that drives nurses on slave labor
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I loved working for the county as a library intern and would highly recommend the position to anyone considering. It's very fun and I was always happy to come to work.
A typical work day involves checking in with the front desk office of the school you are assigned to that morning. Then you find the classroom you are assigned to work in where the teacher will assign you a student to monitor for the day. The work culture is laid back but the hardest part of the job is dealing with other co-workers personalities. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the students learn new skills.
I found the county to be extremely wasteful of tax payers' money. Misaligned goals and incentives drove division between employees, departments and fundamentally prevented good people from supporting the community in the most effective ways. I do not recommend working there if you want to make improvements. However each department's managerial approach is different so its certainly possible to find some great positions working there; but they are not norm.
It's a government job. The work load is fine, not too little, nor too much, which makes for a less stressful work environment. Since it is a government, the workplace culture is not the best, because it is hard to discipline or terminate less competent employees, which discourages employees that have integrity.
The County definitely operates on a who-you-know, not what you know basis. Things are incredibly political here. I think that a lot of people really want to do the right thing for the County residents, but if you don't play along with those in charge, things are made difficult for you.
Good health, dental, vision benefits
Lack of parking, politics
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the County of San Mateo. My co-workers were wonderful people who were supportive, generous, and kind. To my dismay, I accepted a job offer with a public entity which offered the best opportunity I couldn't refuse: proximity to my residence.