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Florida Department of Revenue Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • low pay and it's the government, so there is nepotism (in 10 reviews)

  • There are no raises, and you will never be promoted (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    location, people, cleanliness, restaurants, apts

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not long-term employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Florida Department of Revenue full-time

    Pros

    Decent people and work environment.

    Cons

    Low pay. Have to get a second job just to maintain a life.

    Advice to Management

    Employees would stay if they made a livable salary.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "DOR Ignores the Taxpayer Bill of Rights"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Good Work / Life Balance

    Cons

    - As a Tax Auditor you are evaluated based on how much money you are assessing Taxpayer's under audit. This is a direct violation of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. The concrete proof of this lies in the fact that during your semi-annual and annual evaluation Management distributes a document with 16 measurements about half of which are related to assessments. i.e. Average assessment amount per audit, average assessment dollars per direct audit hour, percentage of audits that resulted in no assessment.

    - Management trains Auditors not to provide Taxpayer's the reason for why they are being audited. Instead we are trained to give the Taxpayer the run around. This is another violation of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. According to the Tax Bill of Rights, if the Taxpayer asks why they are being audited they have the right to receive a clear and accurate response. .

    - Upper Management micromanages like crazy. They arbitrarily give you a set number of hours that you can work on each audit. The hours used to be a guideline and now they are a standard. If you go over your hours you will be chastised by management and will hurt your evaluation.

    - Low Pay

    - Performance based salary increases were given annually the past few years for those who performed above average. As of 2017 those have been eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop breaking the law, eliminate the hours restrictions, treat your employees with respect.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a stepping stone job out of college. Shouldn't make a career out of this work
    Excellent Insurance deductible. Cheapest I've seen anywhere for any employer
    Stability and job security

    Cons

    Low salary
    Hard to move up based on merit. Good Ole boy network

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing the politics game and give employees incentives and encouragement to move up


  5. "Revenue Specialist II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Revenue full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Inexpensive health, life and dental insurance. Defined benefit retirement.

    Cons

    Stressful, Evaluated monthly, micromanaged including timing your calls, and upper management will not be responsive to your needs,

    Advice to Management

    No need to waste time offering suggestions; upper management will not listen.


  6. "Awesome benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family environment to keep balance

    Cons

    low page, promotional opportunities are limited

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say in this area


  7. "It's state work, not private sector"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Administrator II in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Revenue Administrator II in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's all but certain that Department of Revenue will be around forever (it's tax collection)
    The people/coworkers are pretty cool

    Cons

    The people
    The salaries are low compared to similar jobs in the private sector and even other agencies

    Advice to Management

    Focus on taking care of your people

  8. "Horrible Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Tax Auditor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Auditor in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good State Benefits typical of any government employer

    Cons

    Managers micromanage and are unreasonable in work performed.

    Advice to Management

    Get professional managers who have witnessed working in real world professional places. Career employees are no good in a changing world. Of course it will be hard to find quality because the government is so cheap in its approach to everything.


  9. "Stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Revenue Specialist I in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Revenue Specialist I in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Affordable health insurance, paid holidays, PTO accrual, straightforward work tasks assigned for the most part, and a standard work week.

    Cons

    There are minimal opportunities for advancement, toxic work environment and poor treatment by management. The pay is abysmal and sufficient raises are pretty much nonexistent.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Micro management kills you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 hrs per week, travel to other state, reimbursement

    Cons

    micromanagement, babysitting employees, no a lot of work, time sheet.

    Advice to Management

    STOP micromanaging people, they are actively hiring people when they dont have enough to audits to give out to current employees


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