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2.5
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Gene Hatcher
71 Ratings
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  • "No pay raises in the last 9 years(in 16 reviews)

  • "There are almost never pay raises even though the cost of living rises(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Purchasing Specialist

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Respecting inmates as people as we respect citizens are are not in confinement.

    Cons

    There are no cons. becasue everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

    Advice to Management

    Always treat employees as the managers would want to be treated.

  2. Not enough stepping stones

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    Current Employee - Correctional Probation Senior Officer 

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, work is manageable.

    Cons

    No raises in many years, only 3-4 promotions an employee can receive.

    Advice to Management

    Increase funding for all positions.

  3. correctional officer

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    health, vision and dental insurance

    Cons

    under paid and over worked.

    Advice to Management

    give pay raises.

  4. Electronic technician

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

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Easy to start. A lot problems waiting to solve every day.

    Cons

    Pay is not enough to living in my current location, the salary will never increasing for current position, not a career opportunity.

  5. Sergeant

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    Current Employee - Sergeant in Ocala, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Very easy work. Once you get past the "working next to murders and sexual predetors" part, very easy

    Cons

    Not a lot of move up potential unless willing to be owned by the Florida department of corrections. Night shift, moving. Unless your in with the right people, probably will not get noticed

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to retaining good staff. Incentivise people to stick around, not just for retirement, but with good compensation and positive reinforcement

  6. Helpful (1)

    Probation Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The only pros are the insurance benefits

    Cons

    Management is horrible. No pay raises. Not a good place for a career in law enforcement

  7. Lowell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work great benefits

    Cons

    Staff is the worst of the worst

  8. Helpful (1)

    Not a single parent friendly job to work

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    Current Employee - Certified Correctional Officer in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Health and Retirement Benefits are about the only thing keeping most in their positions.

    Cons

    The Florida Department of Corrections is not an agency that allows for the care of your family in emergency situations. I am a single parent of 2 kids, I have over 300 hours of sick time accrued and almost 400 hours of annual leave hours. It is near impossible to get approval to use any of those hours of leave, and God forbid you have to take time off for your family like I had to, they will chastise you to the fullest...

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    Advice to Management

    The attendance policy should be reviewed and revised to better suit the staff when it comes to family care. especially if they have the hours banked to use. The punitive nature from FDC to their staff, it would at least give the illusion that the leadership team of the facilities run by FDC actually cares about their employees.

  9. Horrible, horrifying, disturbing...they don't give a damn about their employees , especially the ones down south!

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    Current Employee - C/O in Okeechobee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    There isn't any pro's with working for the department..

    Cons

    Everything is wrong with the department of corrections..

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone starting from the bottom to the top!

  10. It was not for me

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Florida Department of Corrections full-time

      Pros

      The benefits were good and schedule was flexible

      Cons

      Hostile work environment and not enough pay

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