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Frederick County Government Reviews

Updated November 2, 2016
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  1. "Professional atmosphere where hard work is rewarded."

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    Former Employee - Correctional Lieutenant in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Correctional Lieutenant in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Frederick County Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great schedule, pay and benefits. Equal opportunity to get promoted. Employees watch out for each other. Excellent training and state of the art technology.

    Cons

    You work shift work, weekends and holidays. Overtime is hit or miss. On call on your days off. Really weak union, doesn't do much for its members.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the trenches. Management forgets what it is like to work long hours with inmates and walking on concrete floors.


  2. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Public service has intrinsic rewards

    Cons

    Bureaucratic processes means slow progress in making things happen


  3. "Great Job, Not Understanding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Job was great. MOST people were nice and helpful. Lots to learn. Job was a good mix of busy and quiet depending on the day so never too much to handle but enough to fill the day usually

    Cons

    Were not very understanding of single parent needing to miss work to stay home with sick kids. One employee would constantly run to management with complaints about other employees and instead of being disciplined, it was encouraged. Management seemed afraid of her and she was of much lower rank. It didn't make a lot of sense.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let power-hungry underlings run the admin staff. Supervise directly, not through someone else. If I don't report to you, you shouldn't be disciplining me. Also, just because one person isn't a tattle doesn't mean that the other person is totally innocent!


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  5. "Good pay and benefits, but limited advancement opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Frederick County Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Ideal work environment
    Good work hours

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. It sends a message to your current employees when you hire someone from the outside instead of giving your qualified, currently employees the opportunity to grow.


  6. "My experience was positive until layoffs began and then I was bounced around a few duntil my position was eliminated."

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    Former Employee - Community Educator I in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Community Educator I in Frederick, MD

    Pros

    Flexible work and easy work schedule. Nice co-workers, adequate office space and supplies, government holidays,

    Cons

    County Layoffs, poor management staff, silly mandatory meetings

    Advice to Management

    The Managers should be required to take Management training courses.


  7. "Software Integrator Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Integrator in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Software Integrator in Frederick, MD

    Pros

    Very good benefits package, especially generous holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and bereavement leave. Flexible hours...discretion to work whatever hours are needed to get the job done. Can be a good opportunity to work with some cool technology and make a positive difference, i.e. help make a county government function better and do a better job of delivering its services to the tax payers.

    Cons

    Correlation between actual expertise and job classes is out of whack, and badly needs to be inventoried and re-synchronized to restore a sense of fairness among non-management employees. Performance ratings depend not only on your own manager, but the assessments of other managers who you don't necessarily report to. Whether you get a promotion requires consent of all division managers. Work can be extremely compartmentalized so that skills are not well-rounded and balanced...which has prevented some employees from earning a promotion, only available to someone who acquires a complete skillset. The delegation of responsibilities does not support balanced skills growth.

    Advice to Management

    To get the best productivity and highest morale out of its employees, management would do well to openly address the perceptions described in the "Cons", and encourage some frank dialogue with employees on the subjects raised.