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Florida Department of Financial Services Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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  1. "Computer Support Specialist II type of position"

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    Former Employee - Computer Support Specialist II in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Computer Support Specialist II in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Always something to do when you support PC users. Hardware refreshes were regular (every 3 years) so it was rare when a PC or laptop went down.

    Cons

    A lot of the same thing day after day. Other than newer versions of software coming down the line, not much variety.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward those who work hard. Even if it's a paper "awards" it's good to know an employee is appreciated.


  2. "It needs help"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Examiner II in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Insurance Examiner II in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits with paid holidays and insurance and opportunities to get promoted. The potlucks were fun and a few of the other employees are really great. They are flexible with school and life. People always left if their kids were sick or they had a class.

    Cons

    Everyone gives you different directions. You'll be told to do something one way but by the time the file gets to someone else they'll tell you to do it differently so there is a lot of back and forth. Describing the work here is almost useless if you try to get a job elsewhere so it's easy to get pigeonholed unless you plan on staying there and becoming a supervisor or something.

    Advice to Management

    Definitely needs better methods for training. Standing up and lecturing is terribly useless. Less meetings and phone conferences when we already have to deal with 3 hour webinars. Less managers and more leaders.

  3. "SAMAS Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment, paid holidays, good health insurance

    Cons

    Not enough work, Bad management, no schedule flexibility, low pay


  4. "Companies need to comply with statues."

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

    I worked at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time

    Pros

    The new CFO has the opportunity to turn things around.

    Cons

    Lot's of management and near zero leadership.

    Advice to Management

    DFS should be the impartial official. Not a cheerleader for industry or consumers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Insurance Examiner II"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Examiner II in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Insurance Examiner II in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is a okay and there is some opportunity to move up in pay and position fairly quickly.

    Cons

    Work is repetitive and you will not grow much knowledge wise but there are opportunities to keep learning via other paths like the online courses to get certifications and you have the 6 credit per semester college waiver. May get swamped on occasion. Some favoritism and brown nosing goes on. The promotion does not always go to the most qualified. Turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Better procedures and training material. Quicker responses to issues that come up and direction. Cut down on the number of meetings, an email would do for most.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management behavior."

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    Former Employee - Public Assistant Fraud in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Public Assistant Fraud 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 work using various investigation tools & techniques. Flexible work load.

    Cons

    Upper management is fake nice, there's always a condescending tone.

    Advice to Management

    More training for management on how to manage & communicate with employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Background Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Financial Services full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers to work with at one point in time

    Cons

    political and poor upper management

  8. "administrative asssistant"

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

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

    Pros

    health benefits and leave time

    Cons

    toxic environment and low pay

    Advice to Management

    bail out, the ship is going down.


  9. "Audit Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There were many opportunities for advancement. Please note: the company was the Florida Department of Financial Services.

    Cons

    It was a great job. The pay could be better, that is the only con I can think of.


  10. "Open to Creative Solutions"

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

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

    Pros

    I have liked the ability to go to my supervisors with creative solutions. They are willing to hear my advice.

    Cons

    Some of the management feels a need to keep information close to the vest and seem to get a sense of power by doing so. I think this may only be in isolated cases as most people I know report having great management. The pay is awful and raises are scarce.

    Advice to Management

    When everyone under one manager quits in rapid succession, it's time to look more deeply into what is going wrong with that manager.


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