Jefferson County (Alabama)

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A perfect storm of corruption, mismanagement and incompetence.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

I have been working at Jefferson County (Alabama)

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Most employees are hard working and want to do a good job. Decent benefits. Good retirement if you can survive the political swamp

Cons

Arrogant and incompetent leadership whose decisions are politically motivated. The sky is falling here. Run quickly and don't look back.

Advice to Management

Make serving citizens the top priority rather than pleasing special interest groups who contribute to your re-election campaigns. Oh yeah, and communicate with employees so that they don't have to learn about decisions you have made that will affect their livelihood by reading about them in the newspaper

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  1. Troubled County Government

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

    I have been working at Jefferson County (Alabama)

    Pros

    Competitve salary, decent benefits package (retirement, various insurances, etc.). Tuition reimbursement program (may or may not still exist) Strong employees' association

    Cons

    Jefferson County (as a governmental entity AND as an employer) is currently experiencing massive financial problems. Most of the those problems are the result of questionable leadership installed in a fundamentally flawed system. Unlike most municipal governments wherein there is some separation of duties and authority between the legislative and executive branches, the Jefferson County Commission serves BOTH functions. Consequently, both the citizens AND the employees of Jefferson County bear the brunt of the problems that arise from this odd arrangement. The policies and decisions made by current and former commissioners with various weakness (greed, incompetence, insularity, pettiness, etc.) have driven the County to the brink of bankruptcy and dealt a severe blow to employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a manager-commission form of government. We need a competent professional administrative executive to run the county, period. In the name of efficiency, accountability, and countless other benefits, the structure of the county government must be overhauled.


  2. Coworkers are great to work around.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferson County (Alabama)

    Pros

    The benefits package and retirement are unmatched

    Cons

    Most of the time pay is low.


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