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Oakland County, MI Overview
Waterford, MI
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Oakland County, Michigan consistently ranks among the top counties in the United States for quality of life, business success, and educational advancement. With approximately 4,000 employees and 20 departments, we offer comprehensive benefits, career paths and a dynamic culture ... Read more

Mission: Oakland County, Michigan is synonymous with excellence. We are the premier county to live, work, play, and raise a family. If you are looking for more information about Oakland County Government, please visit

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    I worked at Oakland County, MI (More than a year)


    It was a great place to work in certain departments. The people were great but that isn't true across the board.


    The pay is drastically lower than other similar government positions.

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    Two in person interviews, and a social media test.
    One on one phone interviews with the President, email correspondence with the entire staff and a personal kind of 1st meeting (mutual) at Starbucks, which was really cool.

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    • General Background questions regarding public relations experience, media contacts and government and political experiences   1 Answer
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    The hours were not right for me. The flexibility of working in the office and from home was challenged and the starting salary was lower than expected even though I was offered a 30% increase within 6 months. It was a created position and had to be approved by the Board of Commissioners..

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  • Last week we recognized a special group of elite business and community leaders at the 2015 Elite 40 Awards Ceremony. The event was held at Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak and brought together members of the Oakland County Executive Elite 40 Under 40™ class of 2015 and their guests for a night of networking and recognition. Take a look at our blog for a recap of the evening and to see photos of the event. #Oakla​ndCounty​​​​

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