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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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3.1 35 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Miami International Airport

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work...Any time you are having a stressful day you can look out the window at one of the planes and imagine you are going far away on vacation...

    Constraffic and construction...the redirecting of the traffic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High bureaucratic and backward looking

    Parking Lot Attendant (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    Prosbenefits!! the pay is excellent, scheduling is amazing, supervisor works around my schedule (I go to school). an hour and a half lunch!! where else do you see that! it's suppose an hour lunch and then 15 min morning and 15 min afternoon but it's just combined.

    ConsThere are no incentives for innovation, good ideas on how to be more productive are not appreciated. As long as you work to the minimum effort possible it's ok with management. If you're an excellent employee it really doesn't matter to management. The mayor takes a huge cut from pay, and if budget calls for it, layout can happen at anytime, but that happens at any company. The only problem here is that management only fires new people instead of the ones that are not performing well. Career advancement only if you are buddies with upper management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing because they don't listen anyways...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has been a steady job. But 20 hours a week is not enough

    P S A (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsLooks good to work for the county, pretty hard to mess up

    ConsHours, difficult to advance, rules are arbitrary and depend on manager

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more available to your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Employment with Miami Dade County

    N/A (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGreat place to work with an excellent benefits package.

    ConsNepotism. Bias in hiring staff from within. Department leaders don't hire within first before looking outside the Miami Dade County (MDC). MDC does not offer management training, succession planning, mentorship programs for lower-level employees to advance to executive level positions. The job management system screens and weeds out potential candidates if the wording isn't what is listed in the job description. People believe they are coming in to an unbiased interview, little do people know that the job is already offered to someone else, therefore, interviews are just protocol.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate management trainee programs, mentorship programs, end nepotism and political favoritism in county jobs. Set standards and transparency by internal hiring first before external hiring. All hiring and interviewing should be done exclusively by HR department. Most often interviews are conducted by department staff which leads to extreme bias and political favoritism by department leaders. HR should offer incentives to department leaders that have a high percentage of hiring within first.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a exciting, and challenging experience everyday.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is never a dull moment. Plenty of opportunity for advancement. Great pay and benefits. Continuing education was encouraged and partly paid for. There are several facilities, shifts, and specialty positions to choose from.

    ConsIt is a high volume of daily stress and stressors. Dealing with inmates, staff, the public and administration is challenging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is too top heavy, and has too much favoritism. Needs to be more consistent with rules and regulations. Needs more unity, and fairness within the department.

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    Too much bureaucracy and too many cliques get in the way of making a difference.

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsThere's a state pension, for now. There are holidays, sick time and vacation time.

    ConsCliques, favoritism, bureaucracy, low morale among workers

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit hiring your friends, quit doing things just out of rote. Twenty percent of the workforce does 80 percent of the work right now -- give the twenty percent a reason to stay. They are overworked and under appreciated.

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

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    A lay back environment. (I am a Temporary employee)

    Accountant II (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsIf you just need a 9 to 5 job than it's the place to be.

    ConsThe work load is huge and under staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementAutomation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Educated coworkers and a purposeful place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGood camaraderie among coworkers, educated professionals make this a place have worked for. Efforts to assist the community also allow for daily personal motivation. Stability in the work place and flexible hours offer additional reasons for working at here.

    ConsSalary and incentive cutbacks for balancing county budgets have made this more difficult on employees. All the while The Miami Herald reports expenditures and monetary gifts, make for more questionable reasons.

    New management brought in, and highly bureaucratic environments sometime allow for those to attain decision making positions. Some of which are either incompetent or lazy career bureaucrats.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider listening to all rank and file employees, promote from within using key performance measures, sound decision making capabilities of those seeking advancement. Foster an environment of employee collaboration without any reprisals.

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

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    High bureaucratic and backward looking

    Software (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsStability is the main advantage as with most government organizations. But also, if you are civic minded, you may well get opportunities to do some good for the world (of Miami Dade) and perhaps improve a little on how the county services its citizens.

    ConsThere are no incentives for innovations. Management positions are attained usually through intrigues, back stabbing. Highly incompetent, lazy and corrupt career bureaucrats end up at decision making positions which makes for a very toxic environment, unless you are somehow shielded from them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved and penalize uncooperative behavior which happens so often due to petty power struggles.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarded misery

    Correctional Officer (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGreat salary compensation, with a decent retirement plan.

    ConsThe supervisors and administrators breed misery, if you are in a position and you're happy and doing well; they transfer you. They haven't figured out that when an employee is happy the provide better service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually listen to the suggestions if your subordinates rather than disregard their opinions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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