Broward County Sheriff - Florida

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Broward County Sheriff - Florida Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Jaggernaut

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Could be a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Poor use of great resources.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    burned out dispatcher

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    Former Employee - Communications Operator III in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Communications Operator III in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    great co workers and great benefits

    Cons

    management 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 ManagementAdvice

    hire 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Detective
    Former Employee - Detective

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Politic Heavy. Can be rewarding.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all of the politics and focus more of serving the community.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    It was ok.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fire Service in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Fire Service in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Broward County Sheriff - Florida

    Pros

    Well, 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Nothing 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.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work- Excellent Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 911 Operator/Dispatcher in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - 911 Operator/Dispatcher in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Shift 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep awarding employees with raises. We love it!

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broward County Sheriff - Florida

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Alot 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends

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