Durham County

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Durham County Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
3 Reviews
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    Durham County Government is a progressive company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Durham County

    Pros

    Great benefits. Stable. Retirement and health plans top-notch.

    Cons

    The Board of County Commissioners are more about themselves versus the people. Need new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage mentorship, succession planning that is valued and effective.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bogged down with politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Durham County

    Pros

    The benefit package is good with a matching 401k and LGEERS program.
    You are given a choice of 3 levels of coverage for insurance.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get things accomplished because of the different levels politics involved.
    Some employees have become very complacent and are satisfied with how things are just because that's "how it's always been."
    Pay freeze that has been in effect for several years (except for County Manager who recently gave himself a raise)
    Advancement is all about "who you know" and if you are willing to play the political game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the ideas and thoughts of your employees into consideration.
    Work harder at developing work plans and advancement paths for employees. Every department/role should have a career path.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Organization - Lack of Vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Durham County

    Pros

    Good people working hard for the citizens of Durham County. Good benefits. Solid financial footing. Unlikely to be laid off.

    Cons

    The organization is stagnant and doesn't learn from its mistakes. Like many government organizations, it's too bureaucratized. There's too much activity and not enough output.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to reflect on decisions that are being made so that the same mistakes aren't repeated time after time. Focus on fixing the systemic issues instead of firing a cog.

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