Broward County Health Department

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Broward County Health Department Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Last choice for employment. Go anywhere else.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Broward County Health Department full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck every 2 weeks and benefits. Some people who work here are genuinely interested in others and doing a good job.

    Cons

    Just about everything else. Administration is corrupt as far as only caring about themselves. They manipulate facts to use against others as they see fit and to benefit themselves. Abuse of power abounds. No matter how hard you work or how well you do your job, you are not safe from harassment and the constant threat of termination. Many skeletons in the closets here. A cult-like environment. No advancement unless you are in the inner circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating others the way YOU would want to be treated. You should care about the employees here and be a good role model or you should leave and take all of your followers with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waring: Stay Clear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broward County Health Department full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Medical Benefits for Career Service positions

    Cons

    Senior Management are thugs that set a very negative hostile work environment. Middle management runs on backbiting, fear and finger pointing. Everyone walks around fearing for their job which compensation is beyond low for standards of living. The Senior management makes their $100,000.00 but deny the workers a fair wage. Most front line staff must work two or more jobs to live. This is considered normal to the management. There are two sets of rules of employment; those for the chosen and those for what senior management deem peons. After the latest round of firings it be clear racism and nepotism is used to make the decisions. An employee will be told who they can and can't talk to within the agency and with outside organizations. Senior Management runs this place like a state agency, a state prison, and the employees are the inmates. Also in case of a disaster employees are required to work in the shelters. The employees that must work two jobs due to the low wages paid to them must leave their families to work. Ask the Director where she will be during a disaster? This woman and her senior management seem to enjoy firing people. The only way to get ahead in this agency is to be Hispanic, a male and accept the rules set forth by the director.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek training in ethics and morals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Not What it used to be.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Broward County Health Department full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people......work can be interesting depending on what department you are in.

    Cons

    Overworked....underpaid......not much room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Truly Awful Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broward County Health Department full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    State Tuition Waiver, Health Benefits, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Cons

    Poor Management, Nepotism, Low-Salaries, Minimal Opportunities for Advancement, Micro-Management, Blatant Racism. Long-time employees are running to seek new employment as this place consistently gets worse and worse. The threat of losing your job is always present. Mid-level management is afraid of losing their jobs, so they don't stand up for their staff--even when the staff is undoubtedly correct. This environment is one filled with gossip that would normally be seen as "office drama," but here, it will very likely lead to someone being terminated. Upper management are "thugs" that disguise themselves as supervisors/managers that use intimidation to keep staff in line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Clean House" by relieving current management and hire new management staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    It was a positive experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Broward County Health Department

    Pros

    - The agency is receptive to embrace change
    - The co-workers are professional and supporting of new employees
    - The agency offers an excellent public health service to the community

    Cons

    There is a sense of instability with respect to job security due to budget cuts at the state level. The agency receives it's budget from the State of Florida.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feel bad for the people still working there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broward County Health Department full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    exceptional front line staff. with recent massive layoffs the agency is financially sound.

    Cons

    Top 3 management people offer no leadership in health for the community or the agency. they are insular and vindictive to staff not part of their little cadre. pointless performance indicators rule along with backstabbing and punitive punishments. the management pays only lip service to their own failed performance indicators and their vision statements of health for the community. lack of human compassion by the top management and a lack of professionalism. top management people have not earned the respect of physicians and other health professionals in the agency which is okay because they offer no respect to their own health professionals. If you have strong leadership skills this would be the place to come to once the existing management is gone to help clean up their administrative mess. as a employee of a state agency there have been no raises in the past 6 years and state employees are easy targets of every politician running for office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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