School Crossing Guard (Current Employee) – Athens, GA – January 12, 2019
I don't think about leaving I want to grow in the company and into another feild.great place to start and branch off into something better.I love the fact that I was given an opportunity to show my skills and achievements to help better the company...helping the community is a great thing to do expect to great results helping the people who reside in the community...I wouldnt have it no other way!
Police Lieutenant (Current Employee) – Athens, GA – January 6, 2019
The county government has no interest in retaining personnel. For decades, the focus has been on recruiting and there is no effort made for retention. The result is a ridiculously high attrition rate and poor staffing levels.
The police department functions like most would expect. The shifts generally function well and work very hard to get the job done despite the staffing level. The upper management is too politically motivated and bends over backward to appease the anti-police commission.
no take home cars for out-of-county residents, poor compensation
Captain (Current Employee) – Athens, GA – July 26, 2018
There is always something new to experience and learn working for the government. Coworkers are great people. Great training program provided to new employees. Wouldn't have stayed here as long as I have if I didn't enjoy the work.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Former Employee) – Athens, GA – March 7, 2018
Very good place to work. Management was very good and the atmosphere at a whole was great. Each division has its own pros and cons but the Public Utilities Department was one of the best departments to work in.
Diversion Center Superintendent (Current Employee) – Athens-Clarke County, GA – June 4, 2017
Corrections is a very low-growth environment for individuals with a passing interest in law enforcement. It is a hostile environment where inmates seek to undermine staff, and without adequate emotional and interpersonal skills, staff can be easily susceptible to manipulation. If you can overcome these things, you can excel.
Shift work offers flexibility
Hostile environment and limited advancement opportunities
Record Technician (Current Employee) – Athens, GA – February 9, 2017
> A typical day at work involves me answering emails, phone calls, and questions regarding peoples' training records and requests. > Being my unit's first Records Tech, I had to teach myself a lot of what my job has become today. In addition to learning the personalities and preferences of 3 immediate bosses and 8-10 higher up supervisors, I am also responsible for tracking the training records of 230 officers. > My unit also manages newly hired officers. Being the secretary for this unit, I am the first "line of defense" for the new officers. In a given year, I have assisted in the managing of 20-50 officers during their first year of training. I am there for them every step of their training, receiving weekly updates about their progress in the academy, on the road, or in our department's training course. > The workplace culture of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department is like none other. Everyone, from the Chief to the janitors are kind, helpful, and open. Our department has a very strong "Transparency Policy" to ensure that all employees abide by our moral ethical code of conduct when interacting with the public, other county entities, and among ourselves. > The hardest part of my job is dealing with individuals who can be lack-luster and unmotivated in the workplace. A career professional should always strive to be the best they can be in life, especially at work, putting their best foot forward and allowing others around you to assist in your success. > The most enjoyable part of my job is watching the new officers flourish into being successful and dedicatedmore... men and women of law enforcement. From their first day of hire to their exit interviews, these individuals grow and learn so much about their capabilities. It has been very encouraging for me to watch this process over the past almost 3 years I've been here.less
Supportive employers, comparable benefits, encouraging work environment.
Dealing with disgruntled public, low-paying salary, little room for advancement in a civilian position.