Sarasota County Government

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  1.  

    Fair employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Sarasota County Government

    Pros

    Like most local governments, they do everything and are very progressive and strategic in their thinking.

    Cons

    Hard to witness some of the waste that still goes on - like most governments though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back Operational Excellence

    Recommends
  2.  

    Currently employed for 10+ years. Very nice work atmosphere.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very fare. Benefits are good compared to local private companies. Positive and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Lacking salary increases. Politics. Job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead, not manage. Provide the appropriate resources for your employees to perform at their best. Research more on your individual teams to understand their necessities to get the job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    No true career path

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I'm getting insurance and the provide a little into a retirement plan (at the present)

    Cons

    No true career path, communication is bad from supervisors and management and they can be micro-managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice the career advancement policies you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    office

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Clerk in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Other employees, rewarding work, some benefits

    Cons

    no pay raises for 5 years, benefits dwindling, management has no clue on the lowness of moral or what communications are really important, too political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    step back and take a truthful look at the state of things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (although more and more are being taken away)

    Cons

    Dealing with forever shifting processes.
    Dealing with external customers that think they own you (employ us:yes - own us:NO).
    Pressure to constantly manage more responsibilities beyond expertise and then blame them when things go wrong.
    Finger pointing
    Unequal effort across business centers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsource procurement
    Either cut programs and services or increase staff.
    Cut out money wasting ventures and either reduce taxes or add staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    look before you jump

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    no shortage of challenging obstacles to overcome. Pay is better than average for Sarasota jobs currently. Benefits are o.k. , Maximo asset management and maintenance software is great. Too bad it isn't used in more departments. Information hotline is also very helpful.

    Cons

    Expectations are high but effective, constructive leadership on a daily basis is missing and while accountability receives much lip service there is more of a tendency to find fault and assign blame than there is to work together to find solutions that are realistic and pragmatic. Administration is plagued with unresponsive kingdom builders and some departments remain entrenched in political gridlock that prevents substantial progress. Sunshine laws that are supposed to promote transparency, have created more problems than they have solved. CYA is given priority over taking action and making strides to reverse former mistakes. Expect to work longer hours if you're salaried. Fear of job loss is epidemic and morale is measured in relative terms. If you are management also expect to spend much time traveling around the county to various spread-out locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you under-fund a department that is already struggling it will only find so much efficiency before it goes into a decline that is passed onto the community it is trying to serve. Vendors are built in waste unless there is sufficient informed, oversight which there is not. Staff are overworked and vendor inspections are not a priority. Low bid equals low expectations and requires oversight. Process building is only starting in some departments. As processes are implemented that improve communication between departments efficiency will be realized. But patience is necessary as those processes are built and adopted. Meetings need to start on time when there are so many to coordinate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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