I was on a limited duration contract. i could work there for a year and be full time or 2 year being part time. I did the 1 year full time. My manager waited until 1 WEEK before my contracted ended to tell me my contract was up and i would no longer work there a week later..
Hennepin County does not care about work life balance. It takes its employees for granted. Promotions are based on WHO you know not WHAT you know. While compensation for my current position is decent, it isn't worth being unhappy.
Human Services Representative, Senior (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – July 28, 2017
Each division is managed very differently. The county itself is a great place to work with excellent benefits and pay. Depending on division and location management is not skilled or knowledgeable and they are starting to operate like a corporation, which is not working because it is a human services agency. We work with humans- not numbers.
I helped young people who were displaced and in the system sometimes they just spent the week end with me other times they stayed with me for months. Most of the time the students were sad because they had be placed in one foster home after another.
An excellent work culture that promotes positive working environment.
IT Intern (Current Employee) – 300 South, 6th street, Minneapolis, MN-55847 – May 16, 2017
It was a very fruitful experience for me while working with Hennepin County as it gave me some taste of a real world job. I learnt the work ethics and team work to achieve the desired goals. It was fun to work with experienced and knowledgeable people around and learn from them everyday.
Principal IT Specialist (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – May 15, 2017
I was hoping I would be able to make a difference working for the government. There are too many people that don't like change and makes it hard to do anything different especially when it comes to automating work. Also, the IT culture is too restrictive with moving projects in to production.
Would highly recommend that you look else where if you are looking at jobs in Corrections. I am currently an employee at the Hennepin County JDC & have been so for the past year and a half. I am currently job shopping as this is a HORRIBLE place to work.
Some examples include but are not limited to: -Poor pay -Unsafe environment (high resident to staff ratio) -Forced over time -Poor shift patterns -High turnover -Year long probationary period for new employees -Ineffective upper management -Poor Union representation (although they won't mind taking your $$$ on a monthly basis) -Very few opportunities for advancement within the institution or moving outside the institution -Very negative culture
As I said, please look elsewhere for employment. If you become employed here you will regret it 100%! I know I have...