County of Riverside Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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3.2
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County of Riverside County Executive Officer George Johnson (no image)
George Johnson
9 Ratings
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  • "It's more so a who you know, not what you know type of work environment(in 6 reviews)

  • "No room for advancement unless you are friends with leadership(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Moreno Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity, good training

    Cons

    Patient acuity, management, low salary

  2. "Great Place to Be!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Board Assistant in Riverside, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at County of Riverside part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to local government Experience with working with people from all over the world Create a lasting impact in the community

    Cons

    The commute to Riverside is horrendous during rush hour time.

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  3. "Great place to work, competitive salaries compared to neighboring counties."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Therapist in Indio, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, Paid Time Off, Retirement.

    Cons

    Salary caps. Can change your schedule without much recourse.

  4. "Peer Support"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Mental Health Peer Specialist in Riverside, CA

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities to advance and transfer

    Cons

    No complaints with my job

  5. "Overworked"

    3.0
    Current Employee - IHSS Social Worker in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable employment, benefits, retirement plan

    Cons

    We have a lot of cases and are expected to get so much done, no overtime

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Public Sector job experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Accounting Technician in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you want to work for a government entity, the County is a good starting point. Depending on the department, you will learn various clerical and accounting skills. They offer a benefits package, vacation and sick accruals, and the salary is decent. There is room for growth for many entry level positions.

    Cons

    Management and supervision is poor in many departments. I worked for three different departments over the eight years I worked there and leadership is extremely poor. Thorough job training is not always provided so you end up self-training. Many departments suffer from lack of morale due to poor management. Promotional opportunities are not merit based, and supervisors can hinder you from being promoted within a department. Health insurance premiums are high and increase every year. Retirement package for non-management employees is a mandatory 8% with no match from the county. County funds are mismanaged and not well spent, resulting in many cutbacks in other areas which always affect the employees (layoffs, no pay increases, increased employee paid premiums.

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  7. "Great place to work and retire from"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Value employees and they provide all the necessary training for you to complete your job task.

    Cons

    Some employees can be difficult to get along with but that is with any job.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Eligibility Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at County of Riverside full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    9/80 if you are lucky and it is approved Holidays

    Cons

    Workload is excessive. Stressful environment. Management does not care one bit. Poor pay compensation for amount of work.

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  9. "Falling behind in tech and politics"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits are descent but are 7x more expensive than private industry

    Cons

    The County is always behind compared to the private sector and some people get silo'd and don't have opportunities for advancement. Politics are a major issue.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Okay Job"

    3.0
    Current Employee - SSP III 

    I have been working at County of Riverside full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Short commute, benefits, good coworkers

    Cons

    Caseload is way too high.

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