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Oakland County, MI Reviews

Updated December 29, 2017
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Oakland County, MI County Executive L. Brooks Patterson
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Pros
  • Job Security is high, benefits are good with a lower employee contribution that the private sector (in 6 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, weekends off, all holidays off (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • As part time benefits not available (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor management, poor employee communication (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oakland County, MI full-time

    Pros

    I personally am in a great work environment and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Salary isn't very competitive.
    Being able to perform tasks that can build other abilities.


  2. "nepotism at its finest"

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    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant in Pontiac, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oakland County, MI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits pay and perks especially after your 90 day probation period

    Cons

    Favorites,lilly white get moved up ladder quickly Or you have relatives overseeing or supervising their own relatives. One female promoted after she watched a supervisor assault an employee.

    Advice to Management

    You should pay attention to what really goes on and double check who really lost 60k at Foc.

  3. "Very poor management, unskilled labor force, and nepotistic hiring."

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    Former Employee - Painter Ll in Waterford, MI
    Former Employee - Painter Ll in Waterford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oakland County, MI part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wages, 401k, close to home.

    Cons

    Bad management, unskilled supervisors and workforce, nepotism, good ole boys culture, workers like to hide

    Advice to Management

    Look for another job where your not taking advantage of taxpayers.


  4. "Dietitian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oakland County, MI full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, weekends off, all holidays off.

    Cons

    Very fast paced. Case overload


  5. "They will take advantage of you"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Laborer in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Maintenance Laborer in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oakland County, MI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offer good benefits, but use that to their advantage when negotiating salary.

    Cons

    They will stop you from advancing, pay you less than you deserve, and lie to your face about opportunities within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and lying


  6. "WIC program is HORRIBLE! Administration is crazy which leads to a lot of turover."

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

    I worked at Oakland County, MI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A few locations
    Offer Benefits
    Regular business hours
    401k

    Cons

    Administration
    Catty coworkers
    Overworked

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people who want to help. Don't deteriorate your staff by not supporting them. Treat them people, not garbage.


  7. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Operator in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oakland County, MI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are ok that is all !!!

    Cons

    The (Water Resource Commissioner) has so many cons it's unreal, no union backing the employees, the management is the worst in the entire county, salary is Terrible and they will fire you if you get injured. So don't get injured on the job or you will not have a job and if you fail to fit in with their ignorant culture they will find a way to weed you out so make sure you fit in if you want to work their anywhere in the county is better even part time jobs. Don't bother with the WRC it'd not worth your time.

    Advice to Management

    None they don't care about anything you have to say only the negative culture they have created.

  8. "I am lucky enough to be in a highly professional and functioning department."

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    Current Employee - Employee Records Specialist
    Current Employee - Employee Records Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oakland County, MI full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Medical benefits, tuition reimbursement, Retirement Benefits, vacation time and personal leave, room for advancement

    Cons

    No positive Culture, poor management, poor morale, below average salary, out of date policies and procedures


  9. "Low pay when compared to other similar government jobs"

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    Former Employee - Chemist
    Former Employee - Chemist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Oakland County, MI (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work in certain departments. The people were great but that isn't true across the board.

    Cons

    The pay is drastically lower than other similar government positions.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Waterford, MI
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Waterford, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oakland County, MI part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very close knit group with values in order. Very geared towards customer service and presentation to the communities. Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Very much about perception and appearance, sometimes clientele have extreme expectations and feel entitled to extremely high standards. Seasonal positions are hard in Michigan.


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