Dallas County

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Dallas County Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
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    Good ol' boy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dallas County

    Pros

    Benefits, paid holidays, no accountability. Easy money

    Cons

    no accountability, rotating scheduled, good ol' boy system. No raises in over 4 years, low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire early, all older people have seniority even if they are new hires. Unjust work conditions, stop siding with people who refuse to work over people who are forced to do their seniors work. Many times that a older guy complains about back pains or not being able to do the job because they are too old and make the younger employees carry the burden. If you cant do the job, you should not be working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Not for persons looking to advance in their career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good retirement package (7%), some good people and that's about it...

    Cons

    Retirement package, benefits, people, facilities, culture, management, human resources. Work is easy, but you won't learn much. There is no room for new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees. No wonder nobody wants to work in the public sector.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    If you want happiness don't be a juvenile supervision officer with dallas county

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    Former Employee - Lead Juvenile Supervision Officer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Juvenile Supervision Officer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great retirement, medical and other benefits. Feeling of fulfillment helping children.

    Cons

    They will make you work manditory overtime but you wont get paid monetarily. They will give you comp time. Which is off time. But half the time you will not choose what days you use your comp time. They have bully administration who truly do not care how you are spoken to nor how you are treated by your superiors. The buddy system is highly valued over your performance. Even if you have stellar performance, the person buddy buddy with management will be promoted. When confronted with these issues, management target you and ruin your name. Then you will be blackballed for the rest if your career. Oh and by the way all for very low pay. Pay is less than any of the other major counties. Good Luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positions in management are limited and very competitive. But if you know the right people you can get into management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Politics make all the decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dallas County

    Pros

    Great people who wanted to do the right thing at one time.

    Cons

    Political environment that dictates direction by those who are in power at the time. Few people are able to put away politics and do what is in the best interest of the County residents.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    dead end career for aspiration

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    Current Employee - Jso2  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Jso2 in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    none for me to relay

    Cons

    everything is poory managed by outdated adminsitration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    competence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very frustrating.

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    Current Employee - Clerk II  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk II in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I only work weekdays and get major holidays off. Also I get to help people with problems they do not deal with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    You are expected to be an expert in your field, yet there is virtually no training. No one expects the public to appreciate you, but your bosses don't show any appreciation either. I guess they have the attitude that you should be glad to have a job at all. I guess that is why some many people leave within two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you appreciate all their hard work. You cannot run a government without people. The average county employee does not make a lot of money, yet we come to work everyday ready to give 110%. At least pretend to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    When you're here you're on our time..... make sure you know your place!

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    Current Employee - County Clerk  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - County Clerk in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas County

    Pros

    The benefits are great! PTO is pretty good when you're allowed to use it. Great learning experience if you're interested in Criminal Justice or if you're trying to figure out a career path.

    Cons

    You aren't allowed to be sick, have kids, or have a life outside this place. You're captive and property of Dallas County. I am much youger than most of the people I work work with and have noticed that people are bitter and jealous! There are a lot of underhanded things that go on. The County is mostly about a dollar, or atleast how to keep it in their pockets and pay the big wigs. EX. commisioners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who work for you, take their suggestions into consideration. Most of the people there hae some pretty good ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend

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