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El Paso County, TX Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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  1. "Loved my job at the court house"

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    Former Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at El Paso County, TX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great to have Holidays off

    Cons

    Budget cuts caused me to get laid off


  2. "Juvenile Supervision Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at El Paso County, TX full-time

    Pros

    Community, Familial, and Judicial outreach

    Cons

    Limited ability for promotion

    El Paso County has small town legislation and government mentality

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Office Specialist"

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    Former Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at El Paso County, TX part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent for being a entry level position.
    Being able to work downtown had it's perks.
    Paid holidays and having most holidays off.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement.
    Strict policy in regards to dress code, conduct, adherence to nonsensical rules.
    Holiday music that begins in October at unsettling volumes throughout the day.


  4. "Assistant District Attorney"

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

    I worked at El Paso County, TX full-time

    Pros

    You will learn how to conduct a jury trial here. Many young attorneys don't have any trial experience, and you will be forced to think on your feet with limited resources. You will be a much better trial lawyer when you leave. This is the only reason to work here. Benefits are great with the county.

    Cons

    There are many things wrong with this office. There is a epidemic level of micromanagement in everything that is done. There is zero autonomy for the attorneys and everyone in the courthouse knows it. This makes it very hard to be taken seriously. There is extremely high turnover because the staff is overworked and supervisors do not assist in trial at all, despite being severely understaffed. There are some good ones but overall most supervisors will leave you to work on things by yourself only to Monday morning quarterback your every decision. There are too many cases for you to ask permission on everything. The attorneys have too many cases on their trial dockets because they have to run and ask a supervisor on every decision. This leads to cases just being set for trial instead of worked out. Supervisor's will force you to try cases not in the interest of justice but to avoid having to make a tough decision. The attitude is nothing can be blamed on you if you just try the case. Therefore you will end up trying cases with little evidence and sometimes look foolish in front of your peers. This behavior is rewarded. It doesn't matter if you lose. You will be working big law hours and with public servant pay in order to keep up. Office politics and not merit decides promotions. No one knows why promotions and demotions are really made and this adds to the already negative atmosphere. This job is good training but the work atmosphere is horrible and unless you have connections or know how to suck up you will not enjoy your time here. If you already have a good working knowledge of how to try a case don't work here. Management is the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Start actually listening to concerns of your employees, and maybe you can keep them. Either train your employees and let them work independently or continue micromanaging but get in the trenches with them. You cant have your cake and eat it too. Award hard work instead of brown nosing and posturing.


  5. "El Paso County Auditor's Office - if you have no other options"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at El Paso County, TX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The County overly pays their employees. There is job security. The position is not really subject to layoffs or replacements.

    Cons

    The high pay comes at a cost such as limited benefits, overbearing management, and a seniority mindset. Management has a very petty attitude.


  6. "It was okay. It's a good entry level job, or if you're looking for something steady to retire from."

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at El Paso County, TX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance, most staff is friendly

    Cons

    Lots of politics and dealing with elected officials. Management often doesn't things to keep people happy instead of what's right and good for the organization. It's hard to get a good raise or move up in rank.


  7. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at El Paso County, TX full-time

    Pros

    Job security, great women leaders, changes into transparency are happening.

    Cons

    Insurance and benefits keep being cut, holidays keep being cut, employees are not valued.

  8. "happy employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at El Paso County, TX full-time

    Pros

    The El Paso County gov provides good benefits and a good salary for el paso, as well as a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    There is very little incentive to do well after the first six months. Only ten days vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reward people for doing well.


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at El Paso County, TX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flex schedule option. Good benefits. Good salary.

    Cons

    A lot of turnover recently. People move around a lot.


  10. "county"

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    Current Employee - Court Clerk in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Court Clerk in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the work is very tintersting. you get to work with judges, attorneys, peple at the jail.... and numberous other agencies

    Cons

    little room for advancement. eerybody goes fo rthe same open positons when they do open up. very political environment