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Updated Apr 19, 2014

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    No true career path

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNo true career path, communication is bad from supervisors and management and they can be micro-managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice the career advancement policies you preach.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Sarasota, FL

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

    ConsLacking salary increases. Politics. Job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLead, 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    look before you jump

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sarasota, FL

    Prosno 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.

    ConsExpectations 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

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

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    Clerk (Current Employee) Sarasota, FL

    ProsOther employees, rewarding work, some benefits

    Consno 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 Senior Managementstep back and take a truthful look at the state of things

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Sarasota, FL

    ProsBenefits (although more and more are being taken away)

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair employer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sarasota, FL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back Operational Excellence

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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