Florida Department of Corrections

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Updated May 2, 2015
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Gene Hatcher
18 Ratings

Pros
  • High risk retirement, good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits, generous leave and holidays with time in grade if in career service (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Additionally, there have been no pay raises since 2006 (in 5 reviews)

  • The good ole' boy system is still alive and well (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Correctional Officer

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits - work 15 days per month

    Cons

    Prison setting and petty co workers

  2. decent job, decent pay, good benefits, retirement used to be good but decreasing, they dont care about their employees

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Bonifay, FL
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Bonifay, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits. They are willing to train almost anyone, and you can learn a lot there.

    Cons

    Have to deal with a lot of stressful situations, they could not care less about the people working there, high turnover, little room to move up or learn anything new if you are not in the good ol boy system, you mean leave you can't use, then you lose it at the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises occasionally, reward people who deserve it, not just your friends.

  3. Joke

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer

    I worked at Florida Department of Corrections

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

    Pros

    There were not any pros

    Cons

    Besides health insurance.... everything at that place sucked I mean like freeking everything everything everything everything EVER EYYYY THING

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  5. health support assistant

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    Former Employee - Hsa in Raiford, FL
    Former Employee - Hsa in Raiford, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Corrections

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

    Pros

    Good benifits, locations, able to transfer to other location close to home.

    Cons

    Doesnt support staff. Each person on their own, no true team work. A lot of back stabing

  6. Interpret and input offender sentence and cost obligations.

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    Current Employee - Criminal Justice Information Technician in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Criminal Justice Information Technician in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health Insurance is excellent and only $50/month for single.

    Cons

    Low pay, training insufficient, and office supplies minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a living wage, provide adequate training, and sufficient office & ergonomic supplies.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Supervisor over inmates and maintain the safety and security of the public.

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lowell, FL
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lowell, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Retirement and Benefits are of the best!

    Cons

    Negative culture, bad environment, low job satisfaction, high turnover, constant mandatory overtime, low pay over time, no raises, limited to job description with little room for growth and use of diverse talents, no cost of living pay increase, work on holidays and weekends, low incentive pay, very low pay for degree holders, no lunch break, and little recognition.

    Advice to Management

    The best advice that I can give is to start issuing personalized letters of appreciation. This will raise morale and employee motivation to perform at their best.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Should have left well enough alone"

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    Former Employee - Senior Licensed Practical Nurse in Chipley, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Licensed Practical Nurse in Chipley, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The FL DOC cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Contracting with a private company has been a disaster.

  9. Helpful (1)

    you need patiance

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    Former Employee - Cook in Century, FL
    Former Employee - Cook in Century, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I got to sample all the food I cooked.people were easy to work with

    Cons

    don't be friendly with inmates.don't leave you personally stuff laying around. don't give personal information to inmates could cost you your job

    Advice to Management

    fair &responable

  10. Helpful (1)

    Hard Work, Salary not Great, but co-workers help

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    Current Employee - Community Probation Officer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Community Probation Officer in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time

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

    Pros

    Very helpful staff, flexible schedule, power to help, or put away felony offenders. work hand in hand with law enforcement agencies as well as the court system.

    Cons

    Pay too low for risk of job, policies and procedures always changing.

    Advice to Management

    More positive rewards for work done.

  11. Not bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Corrections

    Pros

    Health care leadership in Tallahassee cared...

    Cons

    Trusting the private sector to run their health care operations.

    Advice to Management

    None

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