Florida Department of Health

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Florida Department of Health Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
39 Reviews

2.8
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good entry level experience, Opportunities for promotion will vary by office

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Specialist  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Regulatory Specialist in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fantastic benefits, flexible with giving time off, over-all good management and training opportunities, management spent a lot of time focusing on open dialogue and chances to improve.

    Cons

    compensation, office culture can be touchy depending on the specific office. Open communication between different units was sometimes difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    foster better communication between different units

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience working for the health department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Health

    Pros

    Very flexible
    Engaging environment
    Nice co-workers
    Ability to go out in the community and meet with different partners
    Had the opportunity to meet different representatives in the community

    Cons

    Boring desk job
    Long hours sitting and performing tasks that sometimes take long periods of times.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Low morale.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Care Coordinator  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse Care Coordinator in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    State benefits are excellent and you get holidays off.

    Cons

    Inconsistency from supervisors. Training inadequate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience at FL DOH has been very positive with opportunity for education and mobility.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Even with changes in retirement contributions the benefits are competitive. Benefit time is sufficient.

    Cons

    Pay needs to be more competitive with the private sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A very warm environment with a comfortable atmosphere of professionality and casual camaraderie.

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    Current Employee - Consultant, IT  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Consultant, IT in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Health as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and facilities, a good sense of pragmatism and realism in projects.

    Cons

    The budget was in flux at my brief time there, and they were unfortunately unable to renew my contract.

    Parking at the Tallahassee office can represent a challenge, unless you arrive early and don't leave during the day.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    DOH

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Health

    Pros

    I enjoyed my co workers and received health insurance. Culture within department was okay. Ate a lot of good food.

    Cons

    No chance of raise, a lot of dogma. Bosses way or the highway, big focus on appearing to be working.

  8.  

    Ok to get your first year of nursing out of the way

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Health

    Pros

    Good hours. Autonomy. Off on all Holidays. Working with kids.

    Cons

    You are the only medical person on site. Can be boring. Not using skills.

  9.  

    High demand from you as an employee with little regard to salary or raises.

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    Former Employee - Medical Disability Specialist  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Medical Disability Specialist in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You talk to many different types of work in this position.

    Cons

    High Demand of statistics on claimants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would rather not.

  10.  

    Good but pay could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Health part-time

    Pros

    Management cares about you, family environment, good cause

    Cons

    Low wages, hard to stay motivated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Low morale, high expectations, low salaries, lots of hassle

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    Former Employee - Health Manager  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Health Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work is interesting and important. The people working at DOH are generally great!

    Cons

    Concerted effort by the governor and the legislature to ruin state government departments through ever lower budgets; poor pay; decreasing benefits; poor facilities; Florida has the smallest and cheapest workforce in the nation and that's the way the Gov/Legislature likes it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fund the state government and the workforce so people have an incentive to do good work for the citizens. Stop the campaign of disrespect that's been ongoing for the past five years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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