Forsyth County (North Carolina)

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Forsyth County (North Carolina) Reviews

Updated June 1, 2014
Updated June 1, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Decent pay, excellent benefits.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Forsyth County (North Carolina) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, excellent benefits, enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for employees to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its a job.

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    Current Employee - Production in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Production in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Forsyth County (North Carolina) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are interesting and friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training, more communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Forsyth County (North Carolina) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retirement plan and annual vacation

    Cons

    too few opportunities for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Technical Support

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    Current Employee - IT PC Support Technician in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - IT PC Support Technician in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Forsyth County (North Carolina) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Causal work environmnent. Employees are free to work at their own pace.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your staff is your most assest

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Micromanagement on a macro scale.

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    Former Employee - Paramedic in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Paramedic in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Forsyth County (North Carolina)

    Pros

    My co-workers and immediate supervisors were generally both technically competent and pleasant to work with. For the most part we were provided with all of the equipment needed to do the job safely and efficiently. Training and professional growth opportunities were above average compared to what I have seen and heard about other Emergency Services providers.

    Cons

    The director is a micro-manager who does not solicit input from even his direct reports until after he has made a decision. Decision and policy making is very reactive, rather than proactive "knee-jerk" is the term that comes to mind. Morale among operations division personnel is currently horrible (Summer 2011) due to a recent series of policy changes that make a large difference in the day-to-day activities of the agency, all made with no solicitation of input or feedback from line personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The agency is too large to micromanage. Forsyth County Emergency Services has good personnel and good field managers. Allow them to do their jobs without constantly putting every action under a microscope. Continue to develop opportunities for the personnel with 3-7 years experience - these are your next supervisors and managers, and they are currently leaving the agency in droves!

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