Slow and fast pace work, a lot profanity, and a somewhat political environment. I learned how to deal with people in general. Workplace environment consist of workers, employees, and people who need assistance are always trying to get their political point understood.
political environment, no disciplinary action against employees
Lead Clerk (Former Employee) – Dallas County, TX – July 29, 2017
When working for the county very strict with time and attendace. Once you have made it thru the probationary period there is opportunity to move up in the company also the retirement is awesome they match once the employee has been vested that is 10 years with the company.
It is a very low paying job for someone with a degree or experienced professionals. They use an outside firm to advise on salary. Politics play a big part in how the departments run. My opinion continue the job search, not worth your time.
Scientist (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 27, 2017
Pay and job security are top notch of you can get through the probationary period. Unfortunately all the mismanagement and systemic pettiness makes it an unattractive place to stay long-term. Good for building experience which you can roll into your next (happier) career. Also the health plan is awful! They've moved to a high deductible plan (lots of money out of pocket before the insurance even kicks in) which is great for young people but horrible for families or people with chronic conditions.
An environment experiencing a cultural change. A tremendous amount of turnover at Dallas County CSCD. I supervised felony offenders on a daily basis. Management allowed me to supervise the offenders with my style in order to assist them in succeeding and being let off probation. Co-workers assisted each other in the absence of an officer so that offenders would be seen and not just sitting in the lobby. The hardest part of the job was realizing that everyone doesn't want help and doesn't want to do better. However the reward with the job was that I was able to help a few people turn their life around and become productive citizens.
Elementary School Teacher (Current Employee) – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX – June 27, 2017
Elementary education is a wonderful place to work. It is not easy, however no position ever is. Educating young children also includes preparing a child to think independently and work with others. These are lessons that students learn first from home and bring to school, where we as educators mold that into productive citizens.
Detention Service Officer (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – May 24, 2017
Should definitely apply for dallas county if you want law enforcement tips. It's very stressful but an easy going job. You have to be safe in the environment at all times. Because at the end of your shift you want to come home to your family.
District Clerk (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – April 19, 2017
I enjoyed with the public and my co-workers. Everyday was a great learning experience and learned so much in my 3-4 years with Dallas County. I became more experienced in resolving problems, time management, and scheduling issues.
Working at Dallas County I was able to share life experience with some of the at risk youth, by showing them that you don't have to commit crimes in order to survive in the world. I got to be a positive role model by showing positive behavior. By letting the youth he or she needs an education and surrounding themselves around positive people. Paying attention to youth not only let them know you are listening, but you truly cares about their lives. It was a few listen to me and I was very proud the I made an in pack on their decisions of going back to school and make something of their lives, The only thing I dislike about the Dallas County is that they had a stay over list for their employees.
Clerk (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – March 7, 2017
My manager has really been so understanding of school and personal life balance and allowed me to work part time and adjust my schedule according to my school. Shes very understanding and easy to work for. The job isnt that hard, but a lot of important things are on a short time frame but very easy to keep up with the work because of management.
Internal Auditor II (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – February 3, 2017
Grants management is TERRIBLE! There isn't any training, only to look at the previous report and figure it out. Top management is terrible so of course supervisors are the same. Supervisors are sneaky and only out for their personal gain. Benefits are terrible for new employees. Micromanagement style. If they do not like you, they will pick on everything you do to force you to leave or find a way to fire you. Top management doesn't care what goes on or how people are treated. Supervisors do what they please and enforce rules of their choosing and to whom they choose. They fire people who don't deserve it and keep those who do. Management hates answering questions so they tell you to ask your lead or another employee. Worst place I've ever worked. I will tell anyone to run as fast as you can.