Jefferson County (Alabama)

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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    this was a great way to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent pay for the work you put i

    Consno cons what so ever

     

    Coworkers are great to work around.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits package and retirement are unmatched

    ConsMost of the time pay is low.

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    Prime example of bad at the top

    Network Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A perfect storm of corruption, mismanagement and incompetence.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsMost employees are hard working and want to do a good job. Decent benefits. Good retirement if you can survive the political swamp

    ConsArrogant and incompetent leadership whose decisions are politically motivated. The sky is falling here. Run quickly and don't look back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Troubled County Government

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsCompetitve salary, decent benefits package (retirement, various insurances, etc.). Tuition reimbursement program (may or may not still exist) Strong employees' association

    ConsJefferson 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 Senior ManagementAdopt 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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