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Jefferson County (Colorado) Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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Ralph Schell
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is encouraged and the wellness program is awesome (in 5 reviews)

  • Great people and a true desire to help others (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Case loads and turnover rate is very high (in 2 reviews)

  • Getting here in the snow can be a bit of a struggle, they don't close much for (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) part-time

    Pros

    work life blance fun staff

    Cons

    tons of red tape and everyone looks out for their own


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Lots to learn
    Room to grow

    Cons

    Snow plowing
    Overnight shifts
    8 hour shifts

    Jefferson County (Colorado) Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Human Resources Director

    Thank you for sharing your experience as an employee with JeffCO!


  3. "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits (specifically retirement) were good

    Cons

    Management changes and mandated procedures were difficult


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  5. "Social Caseworker"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker/Case Manager
    Former Employee - Social Worker/Case Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of support, decent pay

    Cons

    High case loads, high turn over

    Jefferson County (Colorado) Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Human Resources Director

    Thanks for sharing your experience with Jefferson County!


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The support from coworkers is better than many places I have been before. It was a good environment to be in. They are also very generous with vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    The cases can be tough and it is hard to coordinate with all professionals. Sometimes the courts can be hard to negotiate. It can be really stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Support the caseworkers in their decisions. It would be helpful to make sure employees know what they are getting in to when they apply and accept.


  7. "Review"

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good to be outside during the summer.

    Cons

    Incompetent supervisor who was hired for EEO purposes, whiny, back stabbing employees who have it easy and don't know it.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit and not for EEO or who you know.


  8. "High Caseloads and Turnover Rate"

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    Former Employee - Caseworker in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Caseworker in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Jefferson County offers great benefits and decent pay (with recent salary increase). Upper level management is tolerable if you align with their work style, values and opinions. I enjoyed the flexible schedule and large amount of time spent away from my desk.

    Cons

    Work/life balance as a caseworker is pretty much non-existent. Case loads and turnover rate is very high. Work week often exceeds 40 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Support employees in setting appropriate boundaries to maintain a work/life balance. The turnover rate will never decrease when there is an unsaid expectation to keep your work cell phone on and bring your laptop home to be available for emergencies 24 hours per day. Although not immediately achievable, lower caseloads would also be beneficial so caseworkers can better serve their families and maintain their sanity.


  9. "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generous holiday and sick leave, good health insurance

    Cons

    Low salary compared to local cost of living and similar positions in the region

    Advice to Management

    Allow flexible use of accrued sick time


  10. "Awesome place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and a true desire to help others.

    Cons

    Getting here in the snow can be a bit of a struggle, they don't close much for snow days.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility around weather absences


  11. "Coworkers clearly invested in doing a great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Definitely the people and the location are the pros

    Cons

    Inadequate funding or funding management to properly staff departments

    Advice to Management

    There are some incredible individuals working very hard for you and our community please show your appreciation



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