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Jefferson County (Colorado) Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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  • Workload which impacts work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor pay comparatively, organization lacks integrity, culture of fear, high performers are singled out for intimidating non-performers (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Working for Jeff"

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

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) full-time

    Pros

    Company Benefits. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism and cliques

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They are the glue to the county


  2. "Caseworker"

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    Former Employee - Caseworker
    Former Employee - Caseworker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great retirement contribution matching. Some really great people, if you get into the right “circles.”

    Cons

    Terrible leadership and management, leading to terrible hiring decisions for supervisor positions. Poor morale. Very immature clique-ey environment where workers are valued more on whether or not they fit in and follow orders, rather than on being hard workers who try to do what they believe is right. Culture of fear, rather than a supportive environment. Awful priorities. Burnt out management and staff that lose sight of the purpose of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Management makes or breaks workers. Bad hiring decisions are repeatedly made for supervisor positions, and the workers suffer. Pay is not the reason for high turnover, bad (and sometimes abusive) supervisors are. You communicate to your workers what your priorities are when you promote people- make sure you’re promoting people who represent the values you want reflected. Be more thoughtful about who you hire, and figure out how to cut managers and supervisors who aren’t good at their jobs. Losing one manager or supervisor is much less expensive than losing many workers.

    Jefferson County (Colorado) Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – Human Resources Director

    Thank you for sharing your feedback . We are committed to creating a positive work environment and are disappointed to hear about your experience.

  3. "Overworked"

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    Former Employee - Permanency Caseworker (Child Welfare) in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Permanency Caseworker (Child Welfare) in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, camaraderie of staff, benefits

    Cons

    Ability to advance based on time-served opposed to skill/results. Workload which impacts work-life balance.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant County Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) full-time

    Pros

    Location in foothills. Salary is reasonable for job title. Receives staff support for job functions. Job duties have variety.

    Cons

    Job description is not close to on-the-job duties. Unrealistic expectations on turnaround times for multiple clients. Political pressure for decisions. No work life balance.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Deceptive in hiring practices"

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A boat load of time off, decent company match for 401

    Cons

    Horrible pay, horrible benefit package. Cant afford to live in the county you are employed by. NO OVERTIME

    Advice to Management

    No advice..... its a county job and what they say is what it is


  6. "Poor Management and Poor Pay"

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

    I worked at Jefferson County (Colorado) full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are comparable to other metro Denver counties.

    Cons

    Management is very nearsighted. Older workforce with no concerns about the future of the county. County Commissioners refuse to increasing funding in areas where it's desperately needed. The attitude from management is very much, "you're lucky to have a job."

    Advice to Management

    Jeffco needs some major overhauling. It's not the Jeffco of the 1980s and the county should be more concerned about it's operations going forward.


  7. "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

    Jefferson County (Colorado) Response

    Apr 4, 2017 – Human Resources Director

    Thank you for sharing you experience as an employee with Jeffco!

  8. "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!


  9. "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


  10. "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!


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