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Larimer County Government Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. "Great Organization"

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    Former Employee - Aquatic Nuisance Species Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Aquatic Nuisance Species Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to get involved with and it was nice contributing back to the county that I live in.

    Cons

    Parks and Recreation depended on county and state funding and sometimes people had to be let go early then their original end date because of low funding.


  2. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Larimer County Government full-time

    Pros

    Service to the local community where you could see the results for all people of the county.

    Cons

    Management of budget seemed to be off.

  3. "I used to love it there."

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

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great. They work very hard and deserve more than they get. They are expected to work very hard for very little.

    Cons

    The management is very political. Very unfortunate. They get rid of their hard working employees by writing them up for things that they don’t do. Then you have to constantly defend yourself. Not worth it. Then they demote you and make you realize you don’t want to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Too top heavy. They need to be more fair and appreciate their employees. Maybe take more management classes and appreciate the work that their employees do.


  4. "Transportation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay if full time.

    Cons

    They don't care, you are a warm body

    Advice to Management

    Lean to communicate


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Okay if you're looking for complacency, not growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Larimer County Government full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are not too bad, depending on your supervisor you may have some schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Work environment is in cubicles, work schedule is very early, temperature is always too chilly. Very old school way to do business - inefficient and unhealthy. Managers are generally those who have been here longest, not the most effective individuals, and nearly impossible to remove. People stay until they die or retire - creates a very incestual work environment, inhibits change, and makes advancement nearly impossible.


  6. "Employment Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Employment Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Employment Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends

    I have been working at Larimer County Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment. Great benefits. Managers are responsive. Managers are open to team ideas. Many people are committed to their work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. Things can move slowly. Meetings are long.


  7. "Great Opportunities, Pay Insufficient"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Park Ranger in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Seasonal Park Ranger in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Larimer County Government full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Training comprehensive
    Lots of driving and travel for the job
    Great opportunities to protect natural resources and educate the public

    Cons

    Lots of time on "standby," waiting in vehicle for something to happen (many days, it never did)
    Long days -- four ten hours days in a row for full time employees
    Lack of backup/support in tense or unfamiliar situations
    Job description not the reality of this position
    Pay abysmal for the risk involved in the job

    Advice to Management

    Be more readily available for your employees! Make field training more similar to the day-to-day functions of the job, and set your employees up better with the resources, information, and practice opportunities they'll need to be successful in the field without supervision. Also, consider a pay raise? $10.25/hour is not enough to pay a ranger, especially when they are indeed unarmed and putting themselves at higher risk in areas where communication with backup is not always feasible.

  8. "Social Casework Manager"

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    Current Employee - Social Casework Manager
    Current Employee - Social Casework Manager
    Recommends

    I have been working at Larimer County Government full-time

    Pros

    Highly supportive of professional growth

    Cons

    Pay not comparable to similar local agencies


  9. "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


  10. "Field Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Larimer County Government part-time

    Pros

    Fun work experience, get to be outdoors with some cool people. Hardly ever a dull day, however this will be dependent on the team you are working with I suppose. Pretty much 40 hrs a week and you are out, with rare opportunities for overtime

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Similar positions at neighboring counties offer higher wages. If you work seasonally, you get no benefits. Now if you work full time you can only work 6 months, part time you have to stay under 30 hours. This probably makes it difficult to hold on to valuable employees, so the overall job knowledge and work quality may decrease since every year you have to retrain the seasonals, and make it pretty difficult to get consistent, quality employees.

    Advice to Management

    I guess you're obligated to skirt around the law to avoid paying health insurance to seasonal employees. This essentially makes it impossible to hire smart, capable employees that are willing to return. Although there are a few existing, offering a few more benefitted positions to valuable seasonals will encourage return and will allow working for the county for longer than a couple years a reasonable prospect. Otherwise, everyone is looking to jump ship ASAP to something full time, and you are left with some weird people that you are forced to hire.


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