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Dallas County Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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  • Low Pay, Few Opportunities to Advance (in 6 reviews)

  • really no chance for advancement (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A rewarding place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dallas County part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, rewarding experience, able to make an impact on children.

    Cons

    Being understaffed can lead to overworked employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make attempts to boost employee morale to decrease high turnover


  2. "Great people, poor pay"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse II in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with dedicated people who genuinely want to help Dallas county citizens; guaranteed pension plus voluntary retirement available; daytime business hours with weekends, holidays off

    Cons

    Typical government bureaucracy; very low pay compared to similar positions in the private sector; more emphasis on attendance than on quality work; requiring salaried employees to clock in/out with zero leeway on "tardiness"

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hire. Don't micromanage attendance. Salaried employees should not have to use a time clock. Time clock policies should allow some grace time. This is all coming from an employee who has NOT gotten in trouble, but has seen coworkers the victims of witch hunts.

  3. "Great employees and decent job, lots of micromanagement"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to deal directly with troubled youth and their families. Decent pay for the most part, great co-workers and dedicated staff.

    Cons

    Poor management- many of them have egomaniacal tendencies . Hard to get supplies or support at times. Only three call offs a year, plus a stay-over list that can be overwhelming if you have other obligations

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with more respect and do more to acknowledge individual high performers. Understand that the job is not the only thing in an employees' life. Have a more flexible work-life balance.


  4. "Probation"

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    Former Employee - CSO in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - CSO in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The 200 % retirement contribution is great but who wants to be miserable all of those years.

    Cons

    High turn over, stressful, no employee appreciation.


  5. "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dallas County full-time

    Pros

    If you want a steady paycheck then this jobs for you.

    Cons

    If you want to job growth and quality workers to work with then this is not the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing so much favortism to friends. Just pathetic


  6. "Helping others needs to be your priority."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dallas County full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to serve the public. Lot's of room to make improvements ( if allowed). Has a retirement system - a rare find these days.

    Cons

    Low pay. Political. Really old facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Behave more like the private sector. Improve systems, be good stewards,stop raising fees.


  7. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Work-life benefits depend on what department you work for.

    Cons

    Technology here is a bit outdated, but they're getting better about that.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to embrace new work-life balance ideas and perhaps allow employees to work from home when applicable. Flexible work schedules should be considered as well.

  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Recommends

    I worked at Dallas County full-time

    Pros

    No pressure of state testing scores.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to working for a district
    No state/local days


  9. "RUNNNN! FAR FAR AWAY!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Internal Auditor II
    Former Employee - Internal Auditor II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dallas County full-time

    Pros

    NONE!! Don't even deserve one star!!!

    Cons

    Grants management is TERRIBLE! There isn't any training, only to look at the previous report and figure it out. Top management is terrible so of course supervisors are the same. Supervisors are sneaky and only out for their personal gain. Benefits are terrible for new employees. Micromanagement style. If they do not like you, they will pick on everything you do to force you to leave or find a way to fire you. Top management doesn't care what goes on or how people are treated. Supervisors do what they please and enforce rules of their choosing and to whom they choose. They fire people who don't deserve it and keep those who do. Management hates answering questions so they tell you to ask your lead or another employee. Worst place I've ever worked. I will tell anyone to run as fast as you can.

    Advice to Management

    Leave, replace current management, learn how to be a manager!


  10. "Tax supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dallas County full-time

    Pros

    The commute to the office was good compared to an hour or more it was 20 minutes, 35 with traffic. The work hours were flexible. Nice mix of employees

    Cons

    Downtown parking was a for sure con. In addition the pay was lower than my prior positions

    Advice to Management

    The salaries will make it tough to attract and keep talent. Add creative ways to make work life balance more platitible like offering volunteer time off.


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