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Larimer County Government Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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  1. "Career Transition Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Career Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Career Counselor in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends

    I have been working at Larimer County Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Our department is progressive and responsive to community needs

    Cons

    I cannot think of a negative related to working for Larimer County


  2. "Working for the County"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Intern in Loveland, CO

    I have been working at Larimer County Government (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of exposure to different software, applications and businesses. A lot of workers with a wealth of experience and information

    Cons

    Pretty loose in some of their internal architecture. They keep people in temp positions for over a year before offering anything full time.

  3. "Natural Resources"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Larimer County Government (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment and co-workers. Very family friendly. Great to have public holidays off and paid. Good insurance.

    Cons

    Wages could be higher. Some disconnect between departments.


  4. "Keeping It Real"

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    Current Employee - Clerk and Recorder Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Clerk and Recorder Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Larimer County Government full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great interview process and timely in responding to questions about interviewing and hiring. After being hired, the list of cons continue to grow. Great group of staff, VERY supportive environment and invested in their workers' well-being, health and productivity. Yes, it is government, but if you put your heart into it, you get the same and more out of it. I've found EXACTLY what I'm looking for!

    Cons

    You may run into weirdo people, but that comes with any job. Longer hours may affect your family life, but if you land in the right department, you get (you guessed it) MORE benefits for the overtime and extra efforts. Again, because it's government, you need to go through chain of command and the amount of paper wasted can be concerning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Keepin' On!


  5. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Larimer County Government (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment in a large administrative government setting

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and staff

    Advice to Management

    Train people before promoting to management, monitor their behaviors


  6. "GIS Specialits"

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    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Larimer County Government (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with a very good co-workers to get the jobs done.
    Enjoyed job very much.

    Cons

    Not really have Cons. Some time others wanted work before we had the information done.


  7. "Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I must enter five words for pro's? There were a few co-workers there that were encouraging and helpful. A few.

    Cons

    Low Pay and little room for advancement. It's government. People that work are yes men and women that have worked there forever. Unless you want to work somewhere for 10-20 believing in the outside chance that you might move into management when someone dies or leaves the job after 30 years, forget about moving up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy your high salary! You have been in the job putting up with b.s. for the past twenty years and have stayed with the county. I guess you deserve it.

  8. "A Dead End"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Health in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Environmental Health in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Larimer County Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (minus a weak retirement plan). Reviews were on time and mostly fair and raises were given accordingly.

    Cons

    No employee development of skills or hope of advancement. We were encouraged to look for employment elsewhere, even job announcements were shared with us. There was very little encouragement to get certifications, more education or to acquire new skills. The aged management in the Environmental Health Division only expressed concern over budgets and saving face after an employee satisfaction survey which was ultimately used against us. Do not go to work here if you are serious about public health.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of "retired" management and hire some new intelligent people who know the value of developing and retaining employees with education, training and passion for the future of the field. Maybe an improved retirement plan would allow the dinosaurs to retire when they should have.


  9. "a pretty decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    there are great colleagues there. managment not so great. not much recognition for good work.

    Cons

    there are not too many cons. just the management. you can work within it though. especially if you're a professional.


  10. "Mission Statement"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Larimer County is a fulfilling and enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Budget cuts are making it more difficult to offer all services.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


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