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Denton County Texas Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefits & Growth Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits from health benefits to retirement benefits are excellent. There are many departments so there is lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Some departments have elected officials and elected officials can often do what they want, when they want. So it is not always equal for all employees that fall under some elected officials.


  2. "bad management"

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

    I worked at Denton County Texas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good retirement, ok benefits, time off

    Cons

    poor management , foreman and administrative foreman have the "good ol boy network" going. doesn't matter how well you do your job or dedicate yourself to getting the job done, if the bosses don't like you, you get the dirty end of the stick.

    Advice to Management

    do your job and learn how to lead. get rid of the non performing foreman

  3. "Worst place to work in IT."

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    Former Employee - Senior Server Engineer in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Server Engineer in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting entry level experience.
    Benefits are ok.
    Budget for new equipment is decent.
    Job stability.
    Nothing else much to say about pros.

    Cons

    Pay is below average.
    IT Management styles not up to date.
    Training is very limited.
    Talent is subpar.
    Direct managers are intense micro-managers.

    Advice to Management

    Update management styles.
    Hire better talent.
    Update pay to make more competitive.


  4. "Great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Clerk I in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Deputy Clerk I in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Denton County Texas part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in the district clerks office part-time while finishing my degree. Good pay and benefits, especially for a part-timer. Management was excellent, and always flexible with my hours when school conflicted. Provided excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    Typical of any government job, there is only a finite number of management/upper-level positions, and typically individuals lock those positions up for many many years. This of course limits potential career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, I have no criticism to provide. I had a wonderful time working with you.


  5. "Terrible environment for productive and self motivated people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Denton County Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Retirement is great. Health benefits are OK - but they are gutted further each year..

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. 60% market rate. Due to low salary, bottom of the barrel "talent" is prevalent. Positions stay open for long periods of time because they can't attract good employees. Skilled positions are treated the same as unskilled. Nothing gets done quickly, processes are inefficient on purpose. Absolutely no risk taken. No upward mobility unless someone leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Competent employees are the ones that leave if you do nothing about the incompetent employees.


  6. "good people,good benefits for a government job. Fiscally responsible employeer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people to work with, not typical government mentality.

    Cons

    Upward movement is not available often.


  7. "Worth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun job at times .

    Cons

    the commissioners dont give raises and keep raising insurance

    Advice to Management

    stop micromanaging the few good people that stick around for the low pay

  8. "If you can turn off your "caring", then this is the place for you."

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    Former Employee - Deputy Clerk in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Deputy Clerk in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Denton County Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great opportunity to serve customers, and finally there is a mission statement with goals.

    Cons

    Stressful environment; "high school" mentality - if you are not "in", there is no promotion; pay scale is same for new employees and five-plus year employees - no cost of living increase.

    Advice to Management

    Need diverse training, stop changing job descriptions just to create salary increases within management, and listen to clerks to improve service.


  9. "Good job working with latest technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked with latest technology, software and hardware.
    Work that kept me interested the majority of the time.
    Creative freedom.
    Great manager.
    Very flexible work schedule.
    Health insurance and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Limited advancement opportunities.
    No rewards for good work.
    No penalties for bad work or poor performing employees.

    Advice to Management

    Implement pay for performance raises and increase pay scale.


  10. "Nice place but hope be more competitive in term of benefits and salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX

    Pros

    - New technology
    - Many Holidays

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic
    - Cosidered lower salary compared other local government agency around the area

    Advice to Management

    - Move Competitive!


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