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Working at Santa Clara County SSA — Reviews by Employees

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Reviews of Jobs at Santa Clara County SSA

3.8Rating Details
Job Security5
Work/Life Balance5
Career Growth3
Work Environment2

From San Jose, CA — 05/19/2009

PAY: The pay is decent comparing to the surrounding counties.
RESPECT: For the most part, employees respect each other. For political purposes, Upper Management pretends to respect employees and their ideas. They gather ideas but act on their own ideas. They lie to their employees when it comes to changes. They say it's only a few key strokes when it turns out to be a major change.
BENEFITS: Very good coverage for employees and their families.
Job Security: Considering this economy, the county is threaten with cutbacks just like the rest of the nation. Otherwise, it's very secure.
Work/Life Balance: Thank goodness, there is life after work.
Career Potential/Growth: Depends on qualifications, One can apply to other the departments. It's very potical because management want "yes man" people under their wings while meeting the EEOC requirements.
Location: This pertains only to the county office on Senter Road in San Jose. It's a large county. So it may be convenient for one but out of the way for another, especially with the morning traffic.
Co-worker Competence:Some co-workers are very intelligent. Some are just line-painters (doing just enough to get by with the "it's not my job!" attitude.) Some like to kiss .ss to make them feel important.
Work Environment: On the surface, employees pretend as if they get along and everything is smooth and fine. Dig deep, then you find that people are pitting against each other. One group would be talking smack about the other group. I guess it's a way of management to divide and conquer. Work area is terrible when you sit in a small cubicle in a warehouse with erected partitions to make pretend that you are in an office. The clients area is like couple hundred feet away from staff area which minimizes the effectiveness and the efficiency of customer service. There is only 1 clients' restroom area for about 150 clients. For some clients, it takes about 5 minutes to walk to the restrooms and another 5 minutes to get back. The rooms for the workshops do not have ceilings. Therefore, it gets noisy when 2 workshops are conducted at the same time.
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