Howard County Government

  www.co.ho.md.us
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Howard County Government Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
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  1.  

    A great place to work, wonderful co-workers and a great experience for those who love customer service fields!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard County Government as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with children, customer service job, camps, field trips

    Cons

    Changing daily routine with field trips and camps

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    Professional organization although fairly bureaucratic.

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    Former Employee - Howard County Council  in  Ellicott City, MD
    Former Employee - Howard County Council in Ellicott City, MD

    I worked at Howard County Government as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work environment was very positive and deadlines were not overly strenuous.

    Cons

    Very repetitive cycle of work.

    Recommends
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    It was fun and interesting.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Howard County Government

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my job. I had a lot of freedom to work on a schedule that worked for me. Also, my job allowed me the opportunity to travel (in the county) as required to complete my duties. It was really nice on slow days in the office. Great people too.

    Cons

    Downsides about working for the government? Lack of motivation among employees; lack of funding - you're always afraid that the funding for your position or job is going to be cut; too much bureaucracy - need I say more?

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    Progressive, affluent county government...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Howard County Government full-time

    Pros

    Howard County Maryland is comprised of a population that is highly educated, savvy, and knowledgeable. As a result, their expectations of the county government are high, and fortunately they have elected officials that are very aware of this reality. Overall, great employer.

    Cons

    As with all government organizations, there is bureaucratic "red tape" that must be handled accordingly. I experienced a minimal amount of political game playing, but eventually it became enough to justify moving on in my career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to seriously consider the young professionals in your organizations. They are your successors, and as such you should train them for greatness. Encourage their ambition by offering them opportunities, and in turn they will make you look great.

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    DoD Contractor in MD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard County Government full-time

    Pros

    some flexibility, opportunity to meet people

    Cons

    Bad leadership, too much nonsensical driving required to travel between meetings, no coherent mission. Priorities always changing. No sense of team work.

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