Kent County, Michigan

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Kent County, Michigan Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1.  

    Really excellent experience

    Former Employee - Seasonal Maintenance Laborer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Seasonal Maintenance Laborer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Kent County, Michigan full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. Managers were easy to work with and always listened to employees.

    Cons

    The job I had was seasonal maintenance. I didn't really have any challenges with this position. Overall this is a great place to work.

    Recommends
  2.  

    The variety of work is fantastic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kent County, Michigan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work in the public sector to improve service to the community is rewarding. The variety of 20+ departments allows for growth and opportunities that smaller, less diverse companies can provide. The benefits are fantastic. The pay is below average for professional staff while extremely competitive for the union employees.

    Cons

    The pace of government can be mind-numbingly slow. The pay rate for professional staff is on the low side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Sinking Quickly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kent County, Michigan full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about the job is that it doesn't involve nights, weekends, or holidays.

    Cons

    The business is poorly managed, and employee concerns and or suggestions are too often ignored. The morale of the staff is at an all time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that your employees are people too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Seasonal employment is unpredictable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zoo Instructor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Zoo Instructor in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Kent County, Michigan part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The zoo was a fun environment to be a part of. Teaching kids about my passion made me enjoy going in to work everyday.

    Cons

    The keepers do not appreciate the seasonal education staff. Education is where a lot of the money came in to the zoo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was hard only being a seasonal staff and no room for growth.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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