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Shelby County Government Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Shelby County Government full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work which is very rewarding

    Cons

    Many political games by hiring officials

    Advice to Management

    promote based on merit rather than politics


  2. "Stay away, especially from IT department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Shelby County Government full-time

    Pros

    Bonus days
    Separate sick time from vacation time
    Good health benefits

    Cons

    If you like being treated like a pre-schooler, this is the place for you. Inept management has proven they don't care about you or what you think. Too many unqualified managers and supervisors with no clear direction or goals. Too many inefficient and unnecessary processes and procedures in IT department. Morale is very low in IT. They don't care if you leave, they view you as replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all management, especially in IT. Treat your employees like people and not a piece of office equipment. Listen to what they tell you. Go back to simplicity and getting the job done, not dorking around with processes and systems that are inefficient.

  3. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shelby County Government full-time

    Pros

    The people in the department are great!

    Cons

    Upper management is very controlling. Very Stressful.


  4. "What is it like to work for local government offices."

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Clerk in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shelby County Government full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and work environment were okay

    Cons

    Little room to advance, few higher paid positions. Few cost of living increases.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees not just your picks.


  5. "counselor b"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shelby County Government full-time

    Pros

    great job experience and very p0rofessonal

    Cons

    none to speak of at this time


  6. "HR Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shelby County Government full-time

    Pros

    Flexible
    Family Oriented
    Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Minimum Salary ranges
    Mediocre Benefits
    Parking
    Adequate Staffing


  7. "Alright job"

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    Former Employee - Clerk Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Clerk Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Shelby County Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great branch supervisor and once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy.

    Cons

    Upper management is very manipulative and creates favorites that they mold into promotions. They pay very little money for such a high volume place.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on performance, experience, and consistency.

  8. "Clerical Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Clerical Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Clerical Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shelby County Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Monday - Friday schedule and paid holidays.

    Cons

    No room for advancement or growth, low pay, high insurance, no overtime in most departments, no raises available, and plenty of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly.....if some retires or dies.


  9. "This is a realistic review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shelby County Government full-time

    Pros

    Job Security and co-workers are like family members.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to advance within the organization


  10. "Stability without progression"

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Clerk in Memphis, TN
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable employment during rough economic times

    Cons

    Makes you complacent, you can forget valuable skills, ability, and knowledge useful to the private sector if ever looking for a non-public job. Hard for the private sector to understand how government functionality can relate to their job offers. Low pay and too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Management should take more responsibility for the department(s) and stop making job issues the employee problem. Disagreements among the hierarchy often become an unpleasant issue for the employees. Promotions are often bequeathed to an internal employee and not based on experience according to how they favor one employee over the other. Going forward there should be no favoritism in choosing a current employee for a position.


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