Sarasota County Government Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Fair employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Sarasota County Government

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    Bring back Operational Excellence


  2. Good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support/Network Support in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support/Network Support in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Sarasota County Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good leadership. Good Work Hours.

    Cons

    No personal Growth. They can move you around for diffrent job. When you don't perform because no tranning they will fire you.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide good tranning when you move people around to give them opportunities to leard about new job and let them be succ.


  3. Business Professional

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership, flexible schedules, good benefits

    Cons

    limited growth, minimal raises, very clickish


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

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lacking salary increases. Politics. Job security.

    Advice to Management

    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.


  6. Great working experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sarasota County Government

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management was very good to work Supported continuing education great work life balence

    Cons

    several re-organization during employment


  7. Great place

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmetto, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmetto, FL

    I worked at Sarasota County Government (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance Always challenging, never boring Excellent training opportunities Great benefits Consistent schedule of evaluations

    Cons

    Silo mentality between departments (this is improving but still has a way to go) Long-term employees resist new technology and processes

    Advice to Management

    Its moving in the right direction. Keep making efforts to get the right people in the right seats on the bus.


  8. IT Intern

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

    I worked at Sarasota County Government (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The experience - seeing concepts in use, working with tools, etc.

    Cons

    Wasn't able to concentrate in security field as much


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    office

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  10. No true career path

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Practice the career advancement policies you preach.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Librarian

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent work environment - positive, encouraging, access to the best health and wellness benefits

    Cons

    No room for advancement ( in the library system); lowest pay when compared with other library systems



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