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Broward County Sheriff - Florida Reviews

Updated November 7, 2016
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience, wonderful working environment, and excellent organization."

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    Current Employee - Communications Operator I in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Communications Operator I in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a positive experience attending the Communications Training Academy.
    Please keep in mind that the curriculum and amount of material you need to learn is intense!
    You need to devote yourself to the program entirely or you will fail.
    You must pass each test with a minimum passing score or you will be removed from the program.There are no second chances.

    Cons

    I unfortunately did not pass one of the tests and was removed from the program.
    I have no regrets about my decision to enroll in the academy.
    It was a great experience and the organization is by far one of the most professional and courteous places I have worked.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Child Protection Investigative Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time

    Pros

    The benefits were great: Comp-time, Over-time, initial salary, company car for official business.

    Cons

    Horrible training program. Inadequate training and inadequate trainers. Trainers focused more on the test rather than focusing on field training.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a more rigorous training process. Hire more personnel with social service degrees (BSW, MSW) instead of criminal justice.


  3. "Over all Ok…."

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    Current Employee - Detox Unit Rehabilitation Nurse in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Detox Unit Rehabilitation Nurse in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hands on experience, with Detox, Infirmary, clinic, wound care, orders, documentation,

    Cons

    pay, scheduling, Management, unprofessional management

    Advice to Management

    Need new management


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  5. "Non-Sworn Position; 10+ years."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you enjoy working within a law enforcement agency. Opportunities for both sworn and civilian personnel within different fields: Law Enforcement, Fire-Rescue, Detention, and Administration. Benefits are good and include health, dental, vision, and Florida Retirement System.

    Cons

    Excessive change of personnel, especially at the senior command level has resulted in a lack of direction and leadership throughout the agency.


  6. "Positives and Negatives"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Most of the people I encounter are easy going. Government work. Employer paid state pension that allows you to retire fairly early.

    Cons

    Too political. Cronyism at its best. Hard work is not rewarded. Often times the person with the most longevity or the most friends gets the promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Don't reward longevity and your friends, reward hard work and initiative


  7. "Law Enforcement Job review at Sheriff's Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Agency is one of the largest in the nation with opportunities in a variety of specialties in law enforcement, from road patrol, investigations to include property crimes, narcotics, robbery etc; also marine unit, swat, k-9 and many other areas to work in. The benefits are great and there is always opportunity for advanced training.

    Cons

    Required to work shift work, weekends and holidays; sometimes interferes with family time; the job can be dangerous and requires patience when dealing with the public.


  8. "Court Bailiff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time

    Pros

    You meet people from all walks of time in your daily activities. My co-workers are some of the best people in the world.

    Cons

    There is not much upward mobility if that is what you are looking for.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those that work for you more. They are the actual ones doing the work and know if the current process is working or needs to change. Empower your staff sometimes.


  9. "Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement Operations"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Chief/Executive Officer in Oakland Park, FL
    Current Employee - Deputy Chief/Executive Officer in Oakland Park, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large agency with many career enhancement opportunities

    Cons

    Large agency difficult to know everyone

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote only qualified employees


  10. "Diverse employer"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Very political and must know people to get promoted


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Professional law enforcement organization"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Broward County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well equipped professional law enforcement agency. Many opportunities. Room for growth and promotion. Great training. Misconduct is not tolerated or condoned. Improving conditions under the current administration

    Cons

    Political organization. Many employees. Media critical of profession.



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