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Tri-County Health Department Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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  1. "Employee comes first"

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

    I have been working at Tri-County Health Department part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is an amazing place to work. The management is very supportive of a work/life balance, and listen to their employees. Family always comes first.

    Cons

    Low pay. Narrow scope of practice.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work towards an increase in pay to be more competitive, and to improve employee retention.


  2. "Keep looking"

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

    I worked at Tri-County Health Department full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There a few good people at TCHD that mean well. The executive director is a smart man with interesting ideas.

    Cons

    The main problems are with folks at or just below the executive level. TCHD has Informatics/Statistics Manger that doesn't know very much at all about Informatics. What they do know is outdated or irrelevant to the specific needs of the agency. An IT department that is only willing to fix things, they push back against innovation or try to pass responsibilities on to others outside of IT. The agency talks about being data driven but with such inadequate personal in key positions regarding data, they fall way short of expectations.

    There are people that are great at specific tasks and get things done. However, there are very few opportunities for advancement. Most managers have been in the agency for a while and have no plans to leave until retirement - they have the 'golden ticket' version of PERA. New staff don't have the same luxury unless they came from another PERA organization.

    Advice to Management

    The agency needs an influx of new talent with strong technical skills.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here if you have any shred of ambition..."

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

    I worked at Tri-County Health Department full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, I supppose

    Cons

    Tri County is a stereotypical government agency...Attendance matters more than productivity and policies and procedures outweigh common, human sense.

    Furthermore, this organization is deathly afraid of change. This fear is very detrimental because Tri County refuses to defend their value and properly promote their work (I guess they do work) to staff members and the external community. As a result, nobody understands what Tri County does nor do they care (They probably like it this way…fly below the “why are we funding this place” radar).

    Tri County is also terribly behind the times as it relates to business operations, HR, communications and IT (just to name a few) best practices. Employees’ skills are severely outdated and if they worked for another organization, they’d be eaten alive (Umm, if you’re a director and you don’t know how to use Outlook, you will probably have issues at another company).

    Lastly, the admin building seriously lacks diversity. This is a problem considering the work world is becoming more diverse every day.

    I would not recommend working at Tri County if you have any shred or ambition, style energy, personality, talent, creativity, intelligence or motivation. If you enjoy an environment that values bringing cookies to the office over hard work and results, then Tri County is the place for you. Tax payers are definitely wasting money on this bureaucratic, soul-sucking black hole.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advise. There's no hope for a place like this. I suspect they'll be irrelevant and non-existent in 15 years.


  4. "TCHD Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tri-County Health Department full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and promotional opportunities. Leadership is open to change. Great training program for new staff.

    Cons

    Leadership recognizing workload and adjusting. Turning can be high at times. Compensation can be improved to decrease turnover.


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Tri-County Health Department full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    providing service to our community to better their health and to protect the environment

    Cons

    the lack of advertising and promoting our valuable work results in a lack of funding for successful programs


  6. "Good place to start career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

    Pros

    Supported work/life balance
    Salaries close to industry average

    Cons

    Little chance for professional growth within organization
    Poor leadership from senior supervisors; they supported personnel in main office, but no support to any satellite offices

    Advice to Management

    Most of the support by senior personnel were to people working directly for them, and not to the majority of employees who are in the satellite offices. The middle management were overworked, and appeared not to have much support from above


  7. "mediocre."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This company provides access to different training and educational opportunities for its employees. It covers a large service area, offering several locations and offices to work from. Health insurance coverage is good, and there is a reasonable amount of paid time off offered. Company provides more than adequate compensation for personal vehicle use. On the job training is above average.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for advancement in each office. Salaries are comparatively low in the industry, and workload is increased without adding additional staff or compensation. Managers and supervisors offer limited or no mentorship to employees. Management is uninterested in promoting team building and partnerships between employees.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage managers and supervisors to address issues between employees and attempt mediation and problem solving. Include employees in decision-making that affects job expectations and descriptions. Offer an employee mentorship program to positively affect technical job knowledge and performance. Recognize and reward exceptional employee work.