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Hennepin County, Minnesota Reviews

Updated May 7, 2018
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  • "There are no cons to working here" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Hard to get in, over-demanding HR department" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hennepin County, Minnesota full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Family Friendly, Great work environment, very flexible, Lots of discounts on parking/cell/legal aid etc. Many continuing education opportunities, and lots of benefits. Health insurance is great. Also stipends for public transit. Also a fairly decent pension.

    Cons

    Parking downtown/traffic. But it's unlikely that's going to change. If you don't like traffic/parking, and don't want to take mass transit, maybe working downtown isn't for you

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see some additional retirement options (401k/403b). But all in all doing a very good job.


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Principal Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Principal Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hennepin County, Minnesota full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hennepin County is a great place to work! In the 20 years I've been with the County, I've been supported to learn and grow so that I've had five different positions using different skill sets. I've advanced in my career without ever leaving my employer! When I meet employees across the County's seven lines of business, I am repeatedly amazed by the innovative, high-quality, professional and passionate work that happens here. Not only that, Hennepin County actively strives to live our mission. Success happens through employees, which Hennepin County supports with personal-work balance, good benefits, and numerous professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    I like to say that I can work anytime, anywhere - with an internet connection. I appreciate this flexibility but miss having assigned desks and consistent co-workers.

  3. "great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Hennepin County, Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    good people, good benefits and pay, good work being done!

    Cons

    driving to and parking downtown


  4. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I worked at Hennepin County, Minnesota part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, nice co-workers, nice management

    Cons

    Gets boring, not enough work, inefficient, some lazy co-workers, no repercussions to the lazy coworkers

    Advice to Management

    stop being afraid to discipline people


  5. "Internship Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hennepin County, Minnesota part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good internship program but useful for future

    Cons

    long process and tedious application process


  6. "As good as government gets"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hennepin County, Minnesota full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well run organization for being so large and potentially bureaucratic. Smart people doing what they believe in and doing it well.

    Cons

    It can be a bit disconcerting listening to people count the days until retirement, this was the one thing that made working at Hennepin County feel like a prototypical "government job." Bad for morale. Pay raises and advancement are on a glacial pace.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of how well-entrenched employees can negatively influence the next generation.


  7. "Hennepin County IT Operations"

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    Former Employee - Identity & Access Management Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Identity & Access Management Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hennepin County, Minnesota full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promotes individual growth, Pay Scales are good.

    Cons

    Unable to work remotely in IT Operations department

  8. "Zero training!"

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    Current Employee - Child Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Child Social Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Hennepin County, Minnesota full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance is better then most, compensation was decent.

    Cons

    There is ZERO training aside from the 1st day which is a company-wide training introducing you to the county, otherwise there is nothing. You are on your own. Sink or swim. There is also a 6 month probationary period. High turnover for those working in child protection.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain your employees (since its brought up so much during our first few weeks about the desire to retain us) then TRAIN us!


  9. "Sad Representation of the State of Mn."

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    Former Employee - 911 Operator in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - 911 Operator in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hennepin County, Minnesota full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay is OK and easy commute.

    Cons

    Poor management, horrible attitudes, out dated systems.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your teams don't let them manage you!


  10. "IT Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - IT Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hennepin County, Minnesota part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and learning experience.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent management.


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