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29 English questions out of 29

24 December 2022

What is health insurance like at Oakland County, MI?

Pros

The support staff were helpful and pleasant. Pre-pandemic, the working hours had good flexibility. The health insurance benefits were excellent.

Cons

This place had a disrespectful, toxic atmosphere. I saw many people around me, and was myself, berated and disrespected in multiple ways by my supervisor. He ruled through fear and intimidation. He made fun of me like a petulant child would. I'm referring to name calling and gaslighting such as "Pathetic," "Self-Centered," "Meltdowns," etc. The Human Resources department, as a standard policy, will not provide a letter of good conduct or good clinical reference to any future employers or licensing agency, and I cannot obtain any future good reference due to personal animosity from my immediate supervisor. There is no professional reason for this, simply personal dislike, disagreement, and complaints. For any medical doctor, this greatly limits the ability to be licensed in other states or credentialed in a healthcare practice. That is why this place, Oakland County and specifically their Medical Examiner, is a career ending choice for a physician and probably other healthcare professionals. If you go there, don't plan on working as a credentialed provider in a healthcare system again.

Advice to Management

Establish and follow professional standards for physician/healthcare worker employment at your institution, and post-employment verification of good conduct for credentialing and licensing purposes, that transcend any kind of personal conflicts and animosities. Continued professional references, which may be required for many years after employment for healthcare credentialing purposes, should not depend on whether or not a former employee was or is liked by their supervisor or submitted to (or resisted) their abuse.

The health insurance benefits were excellent.

24 December 2022

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31 August 2021

Does Oakland County, MI offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

Affordable benefit package, tuition reimbursement, competitive pay

Cons

Sometimes tough to move up the ladder unless you "know" someone

Affordable benefit package, tuition reimbursement, competitive pay

31 August 2021

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20 October 2021

Does Oakland County, MI offer healthcare cash plans?

Pros

The only positive was the hours and health insurance.

Cons

Toxic work environment. Extremely negative culture. This was the worst place I have ever worked at. Nothing is worse than this place.

Advice to Management

Get new management.

The only positive was the hours and health insurance.

20 October 2021

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13 April 2021

Does Oakland County, MI offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

They have good benefits and time off

Cons

Not a lot of room for growth

They have good benefits and time off

13 April 2021

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5 July 2021

What is the retirement plan like at Oakland County, MI?

Pros

The benefits are pretty good. Medical is great, dental is ok, retirement is not bad. Lots of training & overtime available.

Cons

Very top heavy & very political. Advancement is tricky-not about merit or job performance, more about politics if you get my meaning. More reactive than proactive. Deputy/Inmate ratio is horrible and can be dangerous. The department preaches about safe job practices yet doesn't care about the stress when you are working with 50+ inmates for one deputy or the stress of forced overtime day after day. No incentives for shift work. You never know if you are working 8 hour days or 16. Very dangerous when you can barely stay awake. We've asked for 12 hr shifts which would give us 80+ more days off per year and be financially economical for the department, yet they refuse to allow it.

Advice to Management

Offer extra pay for forced overtime. Shift premiums, more days off. 10 hr shifts or 12 hr shifts would offer more days off and be more economical for the department. Returning the pension would be great too.

Medical is great, dental is ok, retirement is not bad.

5 July 2021

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