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Florida Department of Financial Services Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Financial Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of down time during slow season, but can also become bored during this time.

    Cons

    Poor compensation and little acknowledgement for hard work.


  2. "Need improvement overall"

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    Former Employee - Fraud Investigator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Fraud Investigator in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time

    Pros

    You're own desk.
    Knowledge of laws and experience.

    Cons

    Management, salary is very low, ethic behavior and values are very low, treatment to employee needs improvement


  3. "System Project Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Systems Project Analyst in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Project Analyst in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Department of Financial Services (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not very fast pace. You can pick up the technical side of things very easily. You get your own office.

    Cons

    Low and un fair pay, nepotism, far behind in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Get up to speed in technology. Hire candidates for management who are technical and pay them well.


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  5. "Insurance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time

    Pros

    Work in the Sunshine State, it is free but hot.

    Cons

    Low pay, no raise in last 10 years, political appointees get higher up positions, medical benefits reduced to nothing , Poor upper management

    Advice to Management

    get knowledgeable people


  6. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere. Great people to work with. Great benefits.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great.


  7. "College internship."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Met a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for career development

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Jobs at Florida Department of Financial Services can be very rewarding..."

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting important work for those interested in the public financial services sector. Working with peers is rewarding too, especially if the peers understand the importance of working towards total group success as opposed to forming small "exclusive" groups who do not share the same organizational goals and overall mission.

    Cons

    Professional leadership in most divisions greatly needs refreshing-- but not by replacing them with inexperienced people who do not measure up to the high standards required by this agency's important mission.

    Advice to Management

    There is a competent cadre of experienced support staff personnel that is being taken for granted and thus does not feel appreciated for the fine jobs being done by most support staff. When the Legislature refuses to appropriate sufficient money for employee raises (Florida employees have had no salary increases for six or seven years) and instead gives agencies a slush fund to make internal "bonus" decisions, there is a trendancy for some supervisors at DFS to use most if not all the money available to "take care of themselves" first, and then take care of certain long-time "friends" working directly under them.
    This greedy behavior adversely affects department morale and will continue to depress performance at all levels.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No stress whatsoever"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - low stress, great work environment, job security, decent benefits, management in my division is great - no micromanaging, they empower staff and communicate well

    Cons

    terrible, shockingly low pay, and absolutely no pay raises

    Advice to Management

    Okay, so there is never supposedly any money leftover for pay raises, ever. How about letting us work remotely every now and then, so that we can save money on fuel since we haven't had a raise in years?!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Government Service - what can i say?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    affordable benefits, fairly secure job

    Cons

    low pay, constantly being thrown under the bus by politicians who personify us as state workers sucking at the teet of the hard working citizens of Florida

    Advice to Management

    stand behind your people and get rid of the ones who are bad so we are not all termed as lazy and non-helpful. also, if you want young, talented people, make government service look good by providing ways to advance for promising employees.


  11. "Fun job, but salary was low. No raises in 7 years!"

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    Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Criminal Investigator in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun job, work at own pace with little supervision.

    Cons

    Low salary comparable to industry; no raises in 7 years...not even COLA!


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