Larimer County Government

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3.5 8 reviews

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Kathay Rennels

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Larimer County was a good place to work. Great coworkers, good pay and benefits

    Payroll Technician II (Former Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsGreat people to work with! LCG has a very diverse employment population.

    ConsA lot of political interference and uncertainty because a Government job is based mostly on tax dollar budgets. Too many in upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter supervisory training for new supervisors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a pretty decent place to work

    Social Worker (Former Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    Prosthere are great colleagues there. managment not so great. not much recognition for good work.

    Consthere are not too many cons. just the management. you can work within it though. especially if you're a professional.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Specialist (Current Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsLarimer County is a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work.

    ConsBudget cuts are making it more difficult to offer all services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Larimer County worplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsOne of the larger employers in Fort Collins which allows for a more complete corporate environment. Nice people. Good technology and training opportunities.

    ConsPolitical officials make it difficult to have a strong leadership due to the varied agendas and goals fo each elected office. Difficult budget times in government.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide clear directives and seek common direction among elected offices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good and bad of working for local government

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsLocated in one of the best small cities in the Country. You can be paid in the mid range of similar professions within government offices in the state and still live in an special city. The government setting is very collaborative and due to the location has established a strong and talented IT group.

    ConsThe challenges of local government seem to revolve around the elected official structure. It is very difficult to have clear leadership when you have multiple elected and political figures. The power struggles and conflict between units creates a very dysfunctional work environment for leadership and is often difficult to find a clear vision. The retirement benefits are fairly weak.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job defining services and costs so the budget can be measured based on benefit to the community. Often budgets that support business such as IT get cut because they are not seen as directly related to operational improvements needed in areas less motivated to be efficient.

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    Larimer County is an excellent place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are quite good, better than much of the private sector.
    Healthy mandatory retirement plan.
    Salaries are reasonable, near 50% of median for each job sector.
    Management does communicate with staff.
    Staff has means to communicate with management at all levels.

    ConsSlow progression to top of retirement contribution rate (10 years).
    Commissioners sometimes become so focused on an objective that it appears that they lose sight of the repercussions of changes being made.
    Budget constraints are currently high. There will be budget shortfalls for the next couple years (at least) which will make for a very lean environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage more employee input to uncover and implement cost savings. Hold these employee harmless from negative actions related to them making these suggestions. Incent them to make suggestions in a way that they understand.

    Maybe even send out a required survey to staff (since management has required surveys), asking for specific input on cost savings/reductions. These could have numbers on them so they could be tied to the individual, not to be turned in to the supervisor, but a county wide survey team.

    BTW - Kathay Rennels is no longer the leading commissioner for Larimer County.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Discouaging, frustrating, pointless

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosbenefits and the people who actually do the work

    Consto many "retired on the job" managers - collect big salaries - do nothing.

    Advice to Senior Managementcut the dead weight

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good employer working within tight budget constraints.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLocation and flexibility of work hours.
    Professionalism of employees is good.
    Proximity to Colorado State University makes it easy to get additional guidance when needed.

    ConsColorado budget are tight so excess resources do not exist.
    Political environment can be challenging but when the two sides get along progress can be made.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek more funding through known and unknown channels.
    Keep perspective on what the county is trying to do.
    People are you best resource so treat them well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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