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Florida Department of Revenue Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Don't regret starting here. Don't regret leaving here. Tax Auditor

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    Former Employee - Tax Auditor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Tax Auditor in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Revenue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours expecting only 40hrs per week. Tally has a beautiful, new office building. Job security, easy quotas, great benefits. Easiest job I ever held. Opportunities for advancement at entry level.

    Cons

    Clear career plateau. Low pay. Very few professionals. No respect from industry. Experience is very narrow and not highly valued outside of state government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminate SES employees that are not performing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    limited breaks, working in a box, literally (cubicle)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Revenue

    Pros

    Training and incentive for growth was good.

    Cons

    Working in a cubicle, timed bathroom breaks.

  3.  

    Good work-life balance/Very poor pay

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditor II in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor II in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Revenue full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance is good. lot's of vacation time to spend.

    Cons

    The pay structure is poor and raises are sparse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revise your pay plans to conform to industry standards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is what you make of it

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    Former Employee - Tax Auditor III
    Former Employee - Tax Auditor III

    I worked at Florida Department of Revenue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It will vary by manager and service center, but generally a lot of autonomy. Give the managers what they need to give to the next level and they will be happy with you.

    A different experience every week as you audit different industries and travel around. Lots of miles on the car but there is a mileage reimbursement, which is sometimes that little bit that helps keep you afloat financially...

    As for training, there is a lot expected of you to learn on the job. Don't expect a lot of help if you don't seek it out and there is usually someone in the center that likes helping others and you can turn to, even if that person isn't your assigned trainer...

    Managers are generally very flexible with your time schedule and days off. Relatively low pension contribution rate compared to over states (some states are over 15% of gross pay, FL is less than 4% as of this time).

    Cons

    Low pay, little formal training, only growth opportunities with through attrition/retirement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Promised a dream, but was given nothing .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Revenue full-time

    Pros

    The benefits include:
    Insurance
    Pension
    Dental
    Possibility of growth
    Family Plans
    Telecommuting

    Cons

    Very Discriminatory
    Dull
    Built on False Promises and pretenses
    Support from local branch was not what I expected after speaking with superiors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promise individuals a position when they won't be given one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    CSE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Revenue (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making a difference, co-workers, knowledge

    Cons

    Amount of work, pay, upper management

  8.  

    Revenue Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Revenue full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with my team. The benefits are pretty good. Supervisor is flexible and the work schedule is generally M-F 8-5 with a four day option.

    Cons

    The pay is a joke. Promotions and bonuses are given to friends and relatives there isn't any real chance for advancement, the favoritism is ridiculous and when management pretends it doesn't happen is even more ludicrous!! Use this to move on to something better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoying the work you do, will not fee your family. Senior Management doesn't consider the low pay as a problem because they're overpaid. The people who actually do the work are the ones who are left scrambling. Employee development is a joke, when the promotions are left for family and friends of management!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't work here. Career killer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Tax Auditor
    Current Employee - Sales Tax Auditor

    I have been working at Florida Department of Revenue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, government job so they don't expect a lot out of you, easy to transfer between DOR offices if you wish.

    Cons

    AWFUL pay, ineffective and inefficient management, tons of government red tape, no respect from industry peers, career killer - it will be very difficult to find a job outside of the government, no appreciation from management even though the auditors bring in literally millions upon millions of dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you appreciate and pay your employees then the best employees will stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    You give what you get

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    Former Employee - Revenue Specialist II in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Revenue Specialist II in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Revenue full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    only good thing about this company is the sometime approved overtime

    Cons

    everything else about this company sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider payign your employees for the amount of work they take on daily. The pay sucks and no one i know has ever gotten a raise without being promoted or transferred to another department. No one can live off $25,000 a year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Take the good with the bad.

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    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance in West Vero Corridor, FL
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance in West Vero Corridor, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Revenue full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively easy work, flexible scheduling and alternative work schedules allow for work/life balance, tuition waiver, benefits are actually pretty good compared with private industry. Travel and variety in work are pluses.

    Cons

    Growth stifled, insecure and unethical lower level supervisors. Professional development is not encouraged and there is no meaningful training for new or experienced employees. Insecure supervisors take it personally if you seek work somewhere else. New employee training is horrible. No sense of community-terrible morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management trusts the lower-level supervisors in the field offices too much. A few of them are just plain dishonest (fortunately-these are exceptions). Work product quality-especially on refund cases should be scrutinized and trends analyzed to see if any patterns may exist surrounding certain case types in certain work groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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