Broward County Sheriff - Florida

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Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Law Enforcement Job review at Sheriff's Office

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Agency is one of the largest in the nation with opportunities in a variety of specialties in law enforcement, from road patrol, investigations to include property crimes, narcotics, robbery etc; also marine unit, swat, k-9 and many other areas to work in. The benefits are great and there is always opportunity for advanced training.

    Cons

    Required to work shift work, weekends and holidays; sometimes interferes with family time; the job can be dangerous and requires patience when dealing with the public.


  2. Non-Sworn Position; 10+ years.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work if you enjoy working within a law enforcement agency. Opportunities for both sworn and civilian personnel within different fields: Law Enforcement, Fire-Rescue, Detention, and Administration. Benefits are good and include health, dental, vision, and Florida Retirement System.

    Cons

    Excessive change of personnel, especially at the senior command level has resulted in a lack of direction and leadership throughout the agency.


  3. Positives and Negatives

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Most of the people I encounter are easy going. Government work. Employer paid state pension that allows you to retire fairly early.

    Cons

    Too political. Cronyism at its best. Hard work is not rewarded. Often times the person with the most longevity or the most friends gets the promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Don't reward longevity and your friends, reward hard work and initiative


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  5. Court Bailiff

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You meet people from all walks of time in your daily activities. My co-workers are some of the best people in the world.

    Cons

    There is not much upward mobility if that is what you are looking for.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those that work for you more. They are the actual ones doing the work and know if the current process is working or needs to change. Empower your staff sometimes.


  6. Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement Operations

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Chief/Executive Officer in Oakland Park, FL
    Current Employee - Deputy Chief/Executive Officer in Oakland Park, FL

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large agency with many career enhancement opportunities

    Cons

    Large agency difficult to know everyone

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote only qualified employees


  7. Diverse employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff

    I worked at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Very political and must know people to get promoted


  8. Helpful (1)

    Professional law enforcement organization

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

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Well equipped professional law enforcement agency. Many opportunities. Room for growth and promotion. Great training. Misconduct is not tolerated or condoned. Improving conditions under the current administration

    Cons

    Political organization. Many employees. Media critical of profession.


  9. Loved working for BSO

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida

    Pros

    Good money, some sergeants were nice, great benefits

    Cons

    Not enough time off, work holidays, seniority rule for everything


  10. Jaggernaut

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are staff who believe in serving the public and taxpayers. The training department is excellent. Benefits are good. Time off increases with seniority.

    Cons

    The Agency demands blind devotion and merciless sacrifice. Upper management promotes in it's own image and favorites regardless of ability. There is lip service to diversity. The ends justify the means which is frightening in a law enforcement agency.

    Advice to Management

    Gossip is not truth. If someone is not respected, promoting them and giving them a fancy title, larger office, and more pay does not give them respect. Staff aren't fooled. They know quality vs. personality. You undermine your own credibility when you promote slackers and political hacks.


  11. Could be a good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Broad based experience available in a wide variety of service areas; some very knowledgeable staff members who make achieving organizational goals easier; good working hours; good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Very politically driven atmosphere with employees hesitant to express their opinions; Executive management often afraid, unwilling or just unavailable to make key decisions.



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