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Schenectady County, NY Reviews

Updated April 11, 2018
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  1. "County Employment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Schenectady County, NY full-time

    Pros

    Job security, Steady hours, Pension benefits

    Cons

    Low pay for experience and education, Does not offer professional development, Limited possibilities for vertical promotions


  2. "senior case worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits, annual pay raises, maternity leave

    Cons

    heavy work schedule, overly political

    Advice to Management

    balance work load

  3. "Senior Assistant Conflict Defender"

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    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Conflict Defender in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Assistant Conflict Defender in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Schenectady County, NY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good solid position you would be able to retire from

    Cons

    clients as well as co workers are very difficult to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Screen potential employees for mental health issues


  4. "A job when a dream almost came true."

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    Former Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Schenectady, NY
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Schenectady County, NY full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work for Schenectady County is a taste of "the good life.
    The opportunity for training remains as a high commitment for Schenectady County despite the limited funds that continue to become less. The results of training comes as a price on one hand; yet the early visionaries recognized that job retention and growth is excellent due to employees remaining at the job for a lifetime and offering those they serve a high quality of service that is flexible with the times. For instance, training for Defensive Driving, Workplace Ethics (working with diverse individuals while respecting their identity as an opportunity to learn and grow by exposure to the larger culture of the workforce) Other social workers who want to enter the field of employment are accepted with a Bachelor's degree in most areas of the Office of Children and Families and Probation Departments. Schenectady County offers tuition reimbursement as well as support to further Professionalism.
    Schenectady County is very open to "overlap" departments in order to reduce gaps in a County Services Delivery need. Although, most systems and organizations are not perfect and various directors or administrators may vary in this opinion, thus act as a barrier for growth; there are remarkably individuals with vision and a desire to offer a more polished service that are present to many employees who enjoy the experience of interacting with other departments.

    Cons

    There are multiple subjective and personal biases to employees who have to, at times, endure an individual who is a proverbial cancerous growth that chronically impedes growth.

    Advice to Management

    Dennis Packard, Commissioner of Social Services; you are the BEST! This employee recalls the first few years of transition from your previous position outside of Schenectady County and working with many populations and cultures from New York Urban areas to Schenectady County who is constantly at flux and transition. Schenectady County employees, based on this employee's experience, have witnessed the Boom of GE and Good impact on the County to the likely devastation of a Ghost Town with many unemployed, to the Federal assistance of Schenectady 2000, Mayor Duce's visits to those who lived in Queens whose homeland was Guiana and constant improvements that required intestinal fortitude through personalities and politics. The other departments are more unknown to me as an employee so I will not comment on them.