Dallas County

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Dallas County Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
25 Reviews
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    Grateful for the opportunity to work for the County of Dallas.

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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 5 years

    Pros

    The work is consistent and it is easy to learn what is required. Task are simple and not overly complicated. Fast paced does not apply here. "Do what you can with the time that is given"

    Cons

    Advancement is nearly impossible to achieve. I took one week to feel confident enough to work unassisted and if you are looking for new challenges or even suggesting more efficient ways to perform tasks, those suggestions may not be taken seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability is lacking and managers are too lenient with employees to the point where managers are being taken advantage of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
    Negative Outlook
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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
  6. 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Generally great place to work

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    Former Employee - Support Staff  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially for retirement; little turnover; a lot of opportunities to move up within the court system if you are a prosecutor; flexible schedules for some support staff; friendly staff; supportive managers.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement for support staff; very busy building - crowded elevators and parking lots especially on Mondays; metal detectors; political atmosphere during election years; lots of competition to get a job here; some cases are sad to hear about especially child abuse cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep political views out of decision-making; offer training opportunities for support staff to expand their knowledge about the criminal process.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dallas County is a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Dallas County

    Pros

    The job is interesting, I am proud to represent Dallas County, communication is very good (lots of Broadcast e-mails about EVERYTHING).

    Cons

    The pay is average, opportunities for promotion are slim.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    my experiences are average

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

    I have been working at Dallas County

    Pros

    convenient for public transportation. near restaurants

    Cons

    salary freeze for the last 4 years

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a job.

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

    I have been working at Dallas County

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good, easy way to get into the county and move around to other departments. salary is ok too.

    Cons

    Our pay is mandated by the county commissioners and the county voters. Often times the voters dont realize that what they vote on affects the employees as much as it really does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the employees concerns. Keeping morale up will keep your workers working hard and productivity up. Listen, then direct.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    stressful

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

    I have been working at Dallas County

    Pros

    co workers, work days, vacation time,

    Cons

    really no chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do for others

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