Operations Manager (Former Employee), Atlanta – December 4, 2013
Pros: loved my job!
Cons: driving to state capitol in atlanta traffic
My daily activities included all that areas listed on my resume. It was my responsibility to take care of any problems that arose in any area and to be able to identify/prioritized what needed to be handled first. I Supervised three Administrative employees who were responsible for completing daily tasks in my areas.
Juvenile Corrections Officer (Current Employee), Macon, GA – September 12, 2013
Pros: good insurance working with the kids
Cons: no breaks hardly allowed to take any time off and always staying over without pay
A day at work usually consists of me monitoring the youth at all times throughout the day. Making sure that there are no escapes or residents attempting to hurt themselves or other residents. I shower the residents and make sure that they go to bed on time. The shift that I work on my co-workers are like family we help each other out and try to accomlish – more... the same goals by the end of the shift. The hardest part of the job sometimes come with being disrespected but you have to take it in stride because of the field that you are in and the most enjoyable part is working with the kids knowing that you've helped them overcome some obstacles that they may be dealing with it always puts a smile on my face. – less
Department of Driver Services (Current Employee), Norcross – September 9, 2013
Pros: flexibility, pay, close to my house
Cons: 30 minutes lunch
I was recently hired as a driver examiner PT and so far I love it!!! PTs have more flexibility than FT. I gave my management my schedule and so far he has worked with me. They also encourage internal advancement and you do not find that too often. I am extremely excited about my new opportunity with DDS.
Budget Analyst (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – September 2, 2013
I am the Budget Analyst for 11 agencies that are attached to the Governor's Office. As an analyst, I am required to project budgets for these agencies and ensure that they are within the alloted spending. The majority of the funding for these agencies are federal funds; therefore, I am required to ensure the agencies spend within the federal awaded – more... funds. I also manage contracts from inter-agency transfers. These are funds indirectly award from other state agencies. I have managed a staff of six, as an Application Specialist. This posistion licensed 7 professional disciplines to include; Chirporactors, Optometrist, Podiatrist, Pharmacist, Hearing Aid Specialist. The agency reviewed applications submitted from candidates interested in the above disciplines. I also provided sound advise and training for staff. – less
Computer Systems Analyst (Current Employee), Brunswick, GA – August 20, 2013
Pros: i have an excellent supervisor
We are a small IT Department only 4 of us. So we do everything. In a typical day. I could add a new user to one of our 4 Active Directory Server Domain, unlock user account. Clean up spy-ware, or virus off a user desktop. Rebuild a computer. Write up written documentation instructions for users. Add a rule in one of the 16 district Cisco Integrated – more... Services Routers. Update the firmware on our 4 Barracuda Web Filters. Assist users over the phone with desktop, printers or log-on issues. Check all 8 AD & Microsoft data server backups each day.
Recently learned how to build a Windows 2012 Active Directory Server from start to finish and make it a Domain server. Import users via Excel worksheet and create an forest. 5 or 6 years ago I learned how to setup and configure a Cisco Integrated Services Router as a firewall. Know how to write the configure file for the ISR. I've learned several more on the job training skills since I started with the company back in August of 2000. Since we are a small IT crew we work well together and help each other complete small & large projects in a timely manner. Management has a open door policy and they listen to our ideas about what's best for the whole District, 8 counties with 23 sites. The hardest part of the job is not having enough time to get things done in a 8 hour work day. And some time we are in the way when the nurses and our customers (co-workers) are trying to see clients. Most enjoyable part of the job is learning new skills. Traveling to the Health Department and seeing my customers face to face. – less
guest services agent (Former Employee), Marietta, GA – August 16, 2013
Cons: not enough room for everyone to grow
I worked at a hotel on a military base for almost 5 years, started there when I was 18 with hardly any experience. I learned a lot through the years about federal and state jobs and the military. The rules can be bent but only when management wants them to. Most higher grade officials are stuck in the same way things have always been done and are afraid – more... to change because it might make someones life easier. And it truly is all in who you know, because if you get to know the right person you'll go straight to the top. But this teaches you to kiss butt, and I guess after almost 5 years I had gone far enough that it didn't matter anymore I had already grown out of my position with no room above me without someone else getting fired. So they chose me before it was them. Can't blame them tho! But in all reality I would gladly work for the state again but federal jobs are way better benefits. – less
Asst MGR (Former Employee), Canton – August 15, 2013
Cons: 30 min brake for a 12 hr day, never greeting approved time off even though you may have over 100 hrs of comp time, pay is horrible, staff is hateful
By far the worst Job on the planet! Worst organization ever. They absolutely don't care about their employees. Hours, management, pay and coworker are all horrible. Unless you want to hate going to work everyday DO NOT works for the DDS. And if your even thinking of working at the Canton DDS you might as well work in hell. The people that work there – more... are by far the most hateful, unhappy, group I have ever worked with!! I have never worked with a company less than 5 years. I lasted 6 months here! YES it was that bad!! – less
Assistant Manager at DDS (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – August 12, 2013
Pros: kinda secure job, possible advancements
Cons: 12hr days, 30min lunch, no pay increase ever
GA DDS. Nobody cares about the employees and i only been there for little over a year but people who been there for almost 8 years have not seen a pay increase EVER. Very sad since everything has increased (gas, rent, food) but ppl still have not received a single penny of increase. at DDS you are told stories when hired but when hired nobody cares – more... what concerns u have. Asst managers make laughable money so nobody even wants to advance (24.400 before taxes) and you can't even afford health insurance unless your spouse makes $30.000 of other income because at DDS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD IT. – less
Legal Assistant (Current Employee), LaGrange, GA – June 21, 2013
Pros: this office is very flexible with taking time off.
Cons: salary does not compensate my knowledge, experience and work ethic.
I have learned more about the criminal justice system working here. Each day starts off by running a report of all the people in jail, I decipher which of those people have felonies and make a list of people that need to be seen at the jail to qualify. I return to the office and make files of all the people that qualified and refused our services and – more... assign them to attorneys.
You begin with first appearance and if a bond is not set, you will be put on the next Non-Jury calendar for a bond hearing. The Grand Jury meets four times a year, although, they may also have Special Grand Jury hearings in addition to that, and the District Attorney's Office will present cases to them that they want indicted. The Grand Jury foreperson will sign the documents - making it a true bill. The defendants will go to Arraignment, and have their cases set for a trial date.
I have contact with the clients and their families, prepare motions, orders and other documents. Assisting the attorneys with anything they need. – less
I worked for the State of GA for 9 years. For the last five I worked as a probation officer for the GA Dept. Of Corrections, or should I say, “Dept. Of Connections." My Chief constantly belittled and ridiculed myself as well as my coworkers. She had the worst attitude and was extremely unprofessional. She was constantly prying into the personal lives – more... of her employees. Her micromanagement style is so annoying. Her best friend works in the office as a probation officer and she is constantly allowed to abuse her leave. She is shown extreme favortism yet she hardly ever came to work. There was zero training yet there was constant reprimand if you made a mistake. Complaints were made to the administration, yet none of them cared. I was only in that office for two years and during that time, 22 officers either transferred, were fired, or quit. The turnover was ridiculous. That particular office was responsible for way more job duties than officers are responsible for in other counties. This is because the Chief is constantly “buttering up" the judges, the jails and the clerks. She made her officers be responsible for their duties as well. The only way to get promoted in that office was to brown nose. I was warned by other offices not to transfer there and I should have listened. – less
My manager made me sign my annual review and would not let me read it. She had a high school education and was in a 'Senior Accountant' Position; She was incompetent, conniving and cheated the taxpayers. I spent the last 5 years at the job, not only doing my job, but also correcting mistakes of her and other employees. No manager in the business office – more... had a Bachelors degree, but continued to be promoted and kept making mistakes. Many times I had to stay 48 hours straight to input information for deadlines, because management had not done their jobs. They promoted and brought in friends to work at the place - that were not qualified (skills or education) and kept putting the work off on the low-paid few. – less
GDOT only a stepping stone...learn something then get out quickly.. Trust me
Right of Way Spc. 2 (Former Employee), Atlanta, Ga – April 12, 2013
Pros: job security
Cons: pay, advancement, micro mgmt
From a former GDOT Right of way employee...If you want to advance, you will have to wait about 10-yrs and that's if you become a certified appraiser...(4K hours for Cert). Depending on your boss you "might" get hours from your job duties...not guaranteed ...then you have to be chosen by Good ole boy system...if you like that then you will thrive. The – more... mgmt style is micro management, and they prefer individuals who can't think for themselves or to always ask questions for routine tasks. GDOT treats college educated adults like 5-yr olds unless you get with the good ole boy system...then your good. Public record shows 30-yr retirees in right of way at the top salary of $45k that's it. Do your reaserch first – less
Food Preparation/ Cook (Former Employee), Zebulon, GA – November 21, 2012
Pros: free lunch, certification
Cons: no breaks
I learned how bake for a large amount of people and the use of large industrial kitchen equipment.I also learned sanitation. Management and coworkers alwalys work together to complete all tasks rather you were assigned to a specific job. The hardest part of the day is clean up at the end because by then your so tired. The most enjoyable part of the – more... day is our team working together to get the job done. – less
Child Support Agent (Former Employee), Jesup – November 10, 2012
Pros: no bickering among co-workers
Cons: manager micro managed office
Work was tedious and stressful. Management was more of a hindrance than a help. Co-workers were great! Hardest part of the job was the restraints and numbers that the State puts on certain workers to get their job completed. Often time it was not about the people we served it was about NUMBERS! The most enjoyable part of the day was the end of the day!
Good job but not given the resources necessary to perform up to my personal standards
Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Coordinator (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – October 18, 2012
Pros: working with the various state agencies - performing bc/dr tests
Cons: very difficult to obtain management support
Hired to do BC/DR for State. Not given any staff or funding. Worked with over 100 state agencies - assisting them in the development of BC/DR plans.
Worked with many platforms - IBM M/F, UNIX, Windows, for example. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with technical staff and IBM to arrange and conduct DR tests - to see the improvements from – more... one test to the next.
The hardest part of the job was obtaining management support. – less