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Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "Juvenile Probation Officer Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (PTO, Insurance, Pension), experience is a nice stepping stone to other careers in social work.

    Cons

    OT is a common occurrence, due to the workload it is not easy to use PTO, hard to discipline/terminate non-performing employees, etc. No raises for 6 years unless you get promoted

    Advice to Management

    This is a review of my time with DJJ that ended in 2011.


  2. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    none run away this agency is terrible!!

    Cons

    Long hours, bad management, and LOW PAY!! you can make more money working at McDonalds..

    Advice to Management

    increase Pay by about $20,000


  3. "Down like everything else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, foot in the door for bigger and better law enforcement.

    Cons

    Everything, it'll be shut down soon. All of DJJ.

    Advice to Management

    For themselves.


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    "The truth about working here"

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

    Pros

    Overtime is the best part about the job. U will always have overtime. The people cool. Thats it tho.

    Cons

    Everything else. The kids all the way up to the administration is terrible. Would not recommend to someone else.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they are people and not machines. Give them a raise its been ten years since the last raise or bonus. And the increase was only 5%.


  6. "LMH Professional"

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

    I have been working at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice part-time

    Pros

    Working with the youth and having a good team around you.

    Cons

    It is a dangerous career and you do work with offenders with felony charges.

    Advice to Management

    Cobtinue with team building and team support


  7. "Worst job in the world. What good are benefits wen you can't use them?"

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    Former Employee - JDO in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - JDO in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    NONE! Literally none. The forced overtime was off-set by the fact that no male JDO was ever approved for vacation or personal days or holiday compensatory days. Working in Escambia, we didn't even get pee breaks because of the staffing levels, Everyone who left lost all of their accumulated time unless they went with another State of Florida job.

    Cons

    Boring, Tedious, Dangerous. It seems like an oxymoron, but it is a fact. JDOs who asked too many questions would frequently be assigned day after day to the mod with the worst kids. It had no TV, no phone to communicate with other Officers. The 15 kids got one deck of cards between them. Fights were frequent, and since the radios hardly ever worked, the Officer assigned there usually got hurt before the person in Master Control woke up and looked at the cameras.

    Advice to Management

    What can I say? I found Management's actions to be pre-meditated as if they were deliberately putting people in volatile situations without back-up, then punishing them when the obvious happened. While I was there, Escambia had more "Code-Blues" than even Dade County,


  8. "My experience with the department was ups and low"

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    Current Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you like delinquent youths and you feel like you can change they thinking methods go for it

    Cons

    Administration is at they worst,no professionalism what so ever needs to be retraining and learn how to talk to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff and respect them,value them


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting people all over south Florida

    Cons

    Low pay, Lack of training


  10. "Probation Officer"

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    Former Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Oakland Park, FL
    Former Employee - Juvenile Probation Officer in Oakland Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Florida Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was great as far as benefits and insurance.

    Cons

    The salary is absolutely terrible. The work atmosphere is very high school-like as far as gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Respect when others want to advance their careers.


  11. "Government Operations Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Working here was a great experience and training

    Cons

    Everything about the employer will start to get worse towards the end



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