Hennepin County Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Principal Child Support Officer

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    Former Employee - Principal Child Support Officer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Principal Child Support Officer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Hennepin County full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, work from home

    Cons

    Not enough mentoring, supervision too strict

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have mentoring for employees who want to excel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Good work/life balance but less than average effectiveness of recourses management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hennepin County

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    good benefits
    good work/life balance

    Cons

    lots of gossiping
    no room for career advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. mnsure representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hennepin County

    Pros

    challenging and exciting to learn the new Curam system

    Cons

    too much work and the Curam system is out of sync.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Workplace atmosphere/culture

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Hennepin County

    Pros

    Fair pay. Good experience with variety of illnesses and injuries. Good place to learn cultural awareness.

    Cons

    Bullying, bullying, bullying!! Worst work atmosphere ever! New employees are eaten alive and old employees utilize intimidation and hostile behaviors. Bad Supervisors. The bully's get the attention and are promoted. Doctors are arrogant beyond belief. Should be a premier teaching hospital and safe workplace but no one does anything about the negative work culture. Unsafe with neighborhood violence/assaults. High burnout because GOOD nurses unsupported and leave for better opportunities and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your negative anusive old employees! There is NO excuse for this! SUPPORT new employees!! Get some decent management and improve your education and computers support staff. Improve security around the hospital. Reduce your employee parking fees. Improve educational opportunities- your a Trauma hospital for Pete's sakes. Teach your doctors (including staff doctors) to be compassionate and DECENT to staff AND patients. Stop talking behing patients and staffs backs. Respect HIPPA and Fire those who go into staffs charts. Fire the sexual harasser residents, doctors and interpreters! It's NOT ok!! Get rid of the cell phones! The staff abuse them, record conversations and take pictures of patients and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hennepin County

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and mobile working

    Cons

    no bonus or incentive options

  7. IT Internship

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    Former Intern - IT Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Hennepin County as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I undertook a rather short internship in the Office of Budget and Finance. Everyone there was really nice, it was very easy to go around and talk to folks when ever in question. I also really enjoyed the location, plenty of food options and accessibility due to all the skyways. The work I did have to do varied quite a bit, some was very interesting and I was left with little to go on so I felt independent, while some of the work was kind of monotonous. It varied though which was good. Everyone was rather laid back and it helped create a stress free environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes I didn't know exactly what it was I was supposed to be doing. I just felt like they didn't have enough work for me to do, I'm sure this was the case because I was an intern but still I would've enjoyed to stay busier. There were times where I would go from supervisor/manger to another looking to see if anyone had any more work for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seeing as how I wasn't there for too long and I was an intern, I would just recommend keeping the interns more busy. Come up with more ideas for projects for them.

    Recommends
  8. Only good for part time job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hennepin County part-time

    Pros

    Good location, nice people, flexible work time.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity and terrible management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Hennepin County employment is still the good old boy system except it includes women.

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Hennepin County full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Hennepin County are the flexible hours and the generous benefits. It has opportunities for growth, but most opportunities are reserved for "favorites" and those who know important people. The office environment can be really great, depending on the person in charge of your group. Lots of things available including education reimbursement, social activities and discounts.

    Cons

    The challenges of government employment is that there is little incentive to do well. Once a position has been attained, there is no reward for doing well and no punishment for doing poorly. There is a lot of push back from lifetime employees to any changes or modernization. The main goal seems to be to stay employed. They plan and have meetings and develop strategies and do not seem to get to the implementation level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not allow upper management to pull others with them as they climb the ladder. Too many friends of important people are being promoted without appropriate skills or qualifications. So much of the environment and opportunities are dependent not only on the department you work in, but the supervisor you work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Good place to work, some room for moving up, but the process is slow.

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    Former Employee - Assistant County Attorney in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant County Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Hennepin County full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The comp time policy is nice. Provides flexibility throughout a pay period.

    Cons

    Terrible offices. Compensation often lags behind where it should be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Large, slow-moving organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hennepin County

    Pros

    Benefits, office culture, understanding management, work/life balance

    Cons

    Slow-moving, compensation, personal growth, training, underwhelming management, difference in pay for women

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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