Okaloosa County Reviews

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    Government employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Good Benefits Sense of accomplishment providing necessary services to citizens. Good community, great weather, beautiful beaches. Support of outside activities. Salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    Poor vision for the future of the county by elected officials and senior management. Direction is sometimes not clear and expectations are not always properly defined making it difficult for an efficient work program.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a comprehensive vision for the county and respect the expertise that employees have. Listen to what you need to know rather than what you want to hear.


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    Operations Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Okaloosa County in August 2011.

    Interview

    Interview was straightforward on what capabilities I brought to the position. First interview was telephone, then a one on one in the interviewers office. Wasn't called back until approx five weeks later (I assume they pursued someone else who declined the position). Was asked on the telephone if I was still interested despite the "pathetically low salary." I said yes and had a final interview/verbal offer with the same supervisor.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were pretty straightforward and I wouldn't classify any as difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation regarding salary, benefits, etc, and I never got a written offer of employment. Advice: realize that county pay is fairly low and there isn't much flexibility with higher pay or other benefits to offset the low pay. It should be common sense, but I strongly suggest you get everything they "promise" in writing.

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Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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