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Florida Department of Children and Families Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  • low pay / high expectations / high stress level (in 22 reviews)

  • 00 hr it will be worth it but unfortunately no raises in 8 years (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time

    Pros

    Good training, some great coworkers.

    Cons

    Interesting clients, large daily work load that can rarely be completed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees to help bring down the individual daily workload.


  2. "Decent job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible, Great Benefits, Kind Coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for raises or advancement

  3. "ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY SPECIALIST"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Studying typing there is a typing test. The people where nice.

    Cons

    You have to take a typing test.

    Advice to Management

    Make show the person interviews to study there typing if there not familiar with the computer


  4. "Economic Sufficiency Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Economic Sufficiency Specialist in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Economic Sufficiency Specialist in Pensacola, FL

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

    Pros

    Helping those in need of public assitance

    Cons

    Severely under staffed, high turn over rate due to this


  5. "Child protective investigator"

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    Current Employee - CPI
    Current Employee - CPI
    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

    Tons of overtime, good friends

    Cons

    tons of overtime, no work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Management asks for the impossible. Do eighty hours of work in forty hours. Put the families on your caseload before everything else in your life so that your numbers are good. Management only cares about NUMBERS. Cases are closed when the children may not be safe in the name of statistics. Problem managers are moved from office to office. Turnover is awful. Caseloads are too high. There is a problem with the system. Management is full of people who could not hack it at another job, so they stayed at the department. Innovative, creative, and intelligent people leave the department once they realize it is a joke. Do yourselves a favor and learn how to lead by example.


  6. "Mandatory review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop within the agency

    Cons

    Low salary, inconsistency within the agency management


  7. "Child Protective Investigations"

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, helping others, job security, benefits.

    Cons

    Sacrificing work/life balance, low accountability, politics.

    Advice to Management

    Address sub-standard work, not just numbers. Great numbers can sometimes mean crappy work. Deal with issues head on and hold people accountable - stop moving problem people around to other areas/units to avoid conflict. Stop with the politics - be fair, trustworthy and consistent.

  8. "ESSI"

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    Current Employee - Essi in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Essi in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    There is always work

    Cons

    This not a very high paying position.


  9. "CPI"

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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

    Flexible hours and good benefits

    Cons

    long hours and overworked. No time for family or personal life.


  10. "Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Florida Department of Children and Families full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great work environment with growth opportunities for those who work hard and are not afraid to make the most of what they're given.

    Cons

    The pay is not great! Pay rise comes only with promotions!

    Advice to Management

    The call center is the face of DCF and ESSSI feel under-appreciated since demands increase by the day. However, even those who exceed their work expectations have not seen an increase in compensation in years!


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