Dallas County Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Working for the government is always great because you have job security.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dallas County

    Pros

    Great place to work if you plan to retire.

    Cons

    Low starting pay.

    Recommends
  2. Great benefits, but full of stress.

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    Current Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas County full-time

    Pros

    Working for the Juvenile department gives you access to a great retirement and insurance system. You also have the freedom to leave your office to complete the various obligations of your job at your own discretion.

    Cons

    Constant policy changes and an ever increasing burden of responsibility is shifted upon probation Officers whom already have to deal with uncooperative children and families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A reduction in the unnecessary amount of contacts and shift of responsibility to complete these contacts more so towards the probationer will raise morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Got to keep out of the drama

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dallas County

    Pros

    A lot of room for career advancement.

    Cons

    Poorly organized. Too much competition between the shifts. It's like crabs in a barrel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Alright. Used more for a stepping stone to do what you really want.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dallas County

    Pros

    Hours are great. Good holiday and vacations.

    Cons

    Pay is bad. Using the sick time you have is difficult. To call and when you are sick you are reprimanded??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the overall experience and work of the individual and base raises and rewards on this

    Neutral Outlook
  6. Dallas County Public Defender's Office Cares

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    Former Intern - Legal Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas County as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The attorneys here care about the work that they do. It's not a plea bargain they're looking for like most defense attorneys, the PDs care about each client that they represent. If need be, they'll come in on the weekend to prep for a case.

    Cons

    The office is a little outdated. Would be helpful to have more offices rather than cubicles, for privacy reasons when meeting with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be a benefit to get a larger budget to hire newly licensed attorneys - by training them, the PDs office will be able to assist more Dallas residents

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Should be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dallas County

    Pros

    Good benefits, Monday through Friday, Multiple offices to work for.

    Cons

    HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING!!! The pay could be a heck of a lot better. No foreseeable opportunity for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Great opportunity to get a varied work experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas County full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to get a wide variety of experiences. You have the opportunity to impact the lives of others; and help others make changes to better themselves.

    Cons

    There needs to be more opportunities for professional growth and development. More focus on life-work balance is needed.

  9. Dallas County

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Steady work and pay not much room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    lack of new ideas and stagnant leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. interesting

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    Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas County full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The DSO is a good steady job. Set hours. A very good benefits and retirement package. It's a Civil Service job, so there are very good employee protections in place.

    Cons

    There is absolutely NO professional development of any kind whatsoever. Leadership is severely lacking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 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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