Frederick County Government Reviews
“My experience was positive until layoffs began and then I was bounced around a few duntil my position was eliminated.”
Pros – Flexible work and easy work schedule. Nice co-workers, adequate office space and supplies, government holidays,
Cons – County Layoffs, poor management staff, silly mandatory meetings
Advice to Senior Management – The Managers should be required to take Management training courses.
Pros – Very good benefits package, especially generous holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and bereavement leave. Flexible hours...discretion to work whatever hours are needed to get the job done. Can be a good opportunity to work with some cool technology and make a positive difference, i.e. help make a county government function better and do a better job of delivering its services to the tax payers.
Cons – Correlation between actual expertise and job classes is out of whack, and badly needs to be inventoried and re-synchronized to restore a sense of fairness among non-management employees. Performance ratings depend not only on your own manager, but the assessments of other managers who you don't necessarily report to. Whether you get a promotion requires consent of all division managers. Work can be extremely compartmentalized so that skills are not well-rounded and balanced...which has prevented some employees from earning a promotion, only available to someone who acquires a complete skillset. The delegation of responsibilities does not support balanced skills growth.
Advice to Senior Management – To get the best productivity and highest morale out of its employees, management would do well to openly address the perceptions described in the "Cons", and encourage some frank dialogue with employees on the subjects raised.