Broward County Sheriff - Florida

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    Great Place to work- Excellent Benefits

    911 Operator/Dispatcher (Current Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGreat Compensation Plan, for every new skill there is a 5% raise, and a 5% annual raise.
    Not only a job but a career. Pay/ Health benefits keep employees happy
    Recognition for good work / training for employees struggling in any area of job.
    Easy to get days off by swapping work days with other employees. Vacation / Sick time accurals are fair.
    Never gets boring.
    If you love helping people, and the feeling of importance matters to you, this is for you

    ConsShift work, enough said.
    High stress environment. The first 1-2 years is the hardest.
    Predominant female employees, can be alot of drama at times.
    Favoritism with senior employees between supervision and staff.
    No job is perfect, the issuess you encounter does not have to directly affect you, unless you let it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep awarding employees with raises. We love it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor use of great resources.

    Deputy Sheriff (Former Employee)

    ProsMany training opportunities; many opportunities for advancement and specialized units; good place to work for minorities; decent pay and compensation.

    ConsThe opportunities listed above are hard to take advantage of if you do not have the right political connections in the department, or if you are not a minority. Management has a terrible vindictive side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing politics and political correctness, and take advantage of the talent you have; develop and encourage leadership and work ethic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    burned out dispatcher

    Communications Operator III (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Prosgreat co workers and great benefits

    Consmanagement does not fix the problems in the communications center. They talk about positive changes but nothing happens. Stop punishing everyone for the sins of a few employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more people so your current employees do not burn out. Stop promoting people by seniority and promote by qualifications. Punish those who you see are not doing the job instead of punishing a whole shift.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    BSO has the potential to be the best police agency, but falls short due to lack of leadership.

    Detective (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is a large agency, so there are usually many opportunities for advanced training, and transfer to specialized units.

    ConsToo concerned with being Politically Correct - often minorities are held to a lower standard, creating an unequal work environment and tension. Management has a tradition of leaning towards "management by intimidation". As common with a sheriff's office, it is very political. Leadership is discouraged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop developing "managers" and develope Leaders; stop the Political Correct PC and hold everyone to the same standard.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Politic Heavy. Can be rewarding.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking with the community is great. A very rewarding career.

    ConsToo much politics. When they love you, they love. When they are done with you, get ready!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all of the politics and focus more of serving the community.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was ok.

    Fire Service (Former Employee) Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsWell, the weather in South East Florida is the best in the country, so you can't complain to much. Even better was the fact they let you take a car home, and they pay for the gas.

    ConsThere really were not any Cons about working over there, they treat you ok. I guess they could've made some houses more restful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing outside of, heed the same advise some of you guys/gals, dish out, it's sad to see people get in trouble or fall on their face because they didn't follow their own advise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people who want to do the right thing. Professional work environment. Good pay and benefits. Lots of room for moving around to different areas.

    ConsAlot of politics which can get in the way of everyday work, as there are always budget issues to deal with and unions, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to employees and keep them your top priority. It's sometimes hard to get a feel for what's going on in the districts when you're at the public safety building.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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