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Arapahoe County Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Arapahoe County Chairperson Nancy N. Sharpe
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  1. "Stable employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arapahoe County full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much government red tape.


  2. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arapahoe County full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and fair pay. Great organization that cares about family. Improvements are being made slowly and management seems to be involved.

    Cons

    Benefits have been eroding over the years but so have other organizations.

  3. "Adequate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arapahoe County full-time

    Pros

    Ability to help clients adequately.

    Cons

    Lower pay than some other companies


  4. "Program Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist
    Current Employee - Program Specialist

    I have been working at Arapahoe County (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits & generally good work environment

    Cons

    High stress and lack of training in the call center.


  5. "Toxic environment"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arapahoe County full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady pay check , decent vacation/sick time . Health coverage is offered but is very expensive to use . There are no other pros to this job

    Cons

    The pay is incredibly low and the workload is unrealistic . Most people quit the job within 6 months . The expectations for how many cases to process in 1 day is completely unrealistic and rarely happens. Many of the cases are a mess and people just keep passing them however they can just to move on. In addition the crazy workload during a normal work day we are now on month 10 of mandatory overtime with no end in site . This job has no work life balance and upper management could care less. The supervisors and administrations work their 40 hours , while the program specialists who actually do the work have to stay after work during the week and come in on the weekends to get the workload done . The county was recently recognized by the state for being number 2 in the nation for timeliness in processing cases. A party was thrown and awards were given to supervisors and administrators ; not the actual people who do the work. I like most people will be leaving after I get the experience I need . Save yourself the trouble and don't apply for the program specialist position . The job pays 17 an hour and is way too stressful for the salary .

    Advice to Management

    If you require your workers to sacrifice their nights and weekends for the "clients " than you too should also be expected to be there . Also learn to have compassion . Stop telling your workers to have a good weekend , when you know damn well they will be at the county processing cases. The environment in the office is unbearable and no one is happy. Also thanks for the fake raises and than of course screwing us over by changing the OT rules .


  6. "Great Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arapahoe County full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to work for, people/employee friendly, flexible-family friendly.

    Cons

    Promotions based on good ole boy system.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower level people as they are the ones doing the work. To much upper level management - make promotion opportunities fairer - good old boy system.


  7. "An unhappy work environment"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Temp in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Data Entry Temp in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Arapahoe County (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable pay, really easy work

    Cons

    No one seems to be happy there. Everyone seems stuck and every small issue is blown out of proportion.

    Advice to Management

    Improve morale

  8. "Arapahoe County Review"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arapahoe County full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great time off benefits and overall benefits in general. Great professional atmosphere with a defined benefit for retirement. People are not generally micromanaged.

    Cons

    Does not recognize time in position in an appropriate manner in relation to pay. Poor locations in relation to where new work is located and where population centers exist. Organizational management structure is unconventional which causes problems in the divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more suitable organizational structure that allows for people to have upward mobility if they desire to move up. Allow compression to occur when the bottom end of the pay structure moves up.


  9. "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arapahoe County full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benifits

    Cons

    None to speak of that I can think of


  10. "Good for stability, bad for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arapahoe County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits -- the leadership team makes many efforts to mitigate healthcare cost increases for employees and assumes a fair share of the cost of the plan
    Flexible hours
    There are many talented, hardworking people throughout the organization

    Cons

    Almost non-existent opportunities for advancement -- promotional opportunities tend to be contingent on someone else's retirement/resignation
    Myopic leadership -- very few senior leaders in the organization focus on the big picture/ long-term
    Most mid-managers rose to their position through tenure, not competence
    Many units within the organization rigidly adhere to outdated management philosophies / practices
    The leadership emphasizes that "employees are our most valued asset" but then doesn't always prioritize raises (merit or market adjustment) in the budgeting process.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time to focusing on the big picture. Be willing to scrutinize the way things are and determine if it's truly the way things should be. Eliminate the phrase "we've always done it this way" from the vocabulary


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