Jefferson County (Alabama)

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Jefferson County (Alabama) Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
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  1.  

    this was a great way to learn

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferson County (Alabama)

    Pros

    Excellent pay for the work you put i

    Cons

    no cons what so ever

  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.

  3.  

    Prime example of bad at the top

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Systems Administrator  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Network Systems Administrator in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Jefferson County (Alabama) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable, great people, interaction with the public, some skilled departmental management, some skilled employees who take great pride in their jobs, great retirement options

    Cons

    Old leaders who haven't caught up with the times, leadership constantly bicker about all decisions even on public forums and to media. Pay scale based on 10 year old standards and have not been adjusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and let people who knows how to run an organization/government entity take over.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    A perfect storm of corruption, mismanagement and incompetence.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Jefferson County (Alabama)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Troubled County Government

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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