Jefferson County (Alabama) Reviews
Pros – Excellent pay for the work you put i
Cons – no cons what so ever
Pros – The benefits package and retirement are unmatched
Cons – Most of the time pay is low.
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 Senior Management – Quit 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
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 Senior Management – 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
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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 Senior Management – 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.