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Florida Department of Children and Families Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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  • "Low Pay, Hard to advance, training is lacks" (in 34 reviews)

  • "No raises or bonuses - many people haven't seen a raise in year" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Government Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for the state include work/life balance, working with a team of people who are motivated with the same mission and the work load not being too overwhelming.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up in corporate unless you have a degree.


  2. "Don’t work for DCF! 😱"

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    Current Employee - Child Protective Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Child Protective Specialist in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always overtime available if you want it. The job is never done.

    Cons

    Horrible management, supervisor does not help her team. Zero people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Only hire investigators that have children.

  3. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist
    Current Employee - Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist
    Recommends

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love my coworkers, love some of the management. Great work- life balance

    Cons

    Micro management, hard to move up, no regular pay increases and no bonuses. Ever.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing!!


  4. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - ESS1
    Current Employee - ESS1
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, college tuition assistance, life insurance, vacation time, paid holidays.

    Cons

    A lot of work.
    Monotonous.
    Limited opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    New hire training should be improved.


  5. "OAS"

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    Current Employee - OAS
    Current Employee - OAS

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Work Schedule, Good Management, Flexible

    Cons

    Low Pay, Hard to advance, training is lacks


  6. "not a good idea..."

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    Former Employee - Child Protective Investigator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Child Protective Investigator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Children and Families (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady salaried pay, you're doing good work protecting children from abuse

    Cons

    burn out, too overwhelming, too many cases. some supervisors are better than others, lots of driving around trying to track families down

    Advice to Management

    hire more people!! the case load is overwhelming


  7. "Child protective investigator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, feel achieved or happy after helping families

    Cons

    Stressful position due to abuse, neglect and abandonment of children, high case load at times, negative management and consistent change of management which means changes to work process

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive of your employees and maintain consistent

  8. "Discouraging"

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    Current Employee - Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist in Pine Hills, FL
    Current Employee - Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist in Pine Hills, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Paid holidays/vacation/sick days
    Insurance
    Retirement plan

    Cons

    Under paid
    Extensive workload due to under staffing


  9. "Ess1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time

    Pros

    Insurance, flexibility, pension, work st home

    Cons

    Rarely get raises, pay is low compared to cost of living


  10. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time

    Pros

    Location, flexible hours, benefits, time

    Cons

    Too much work, too much stress, long hours