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Hillsborough County (Florida) Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Brandon, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hillsborough County (Florida) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, wonderful co-workers, high enthusiasm, team spirit, opportunities for growth and advancement, innovative.

    Cons

    Not a lot of access to company sponsored wellness options for staff that do not work downtown.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the high spirit but expand the wellness program options for staff to access a gym.


  2. "Okay first job, but nothing more than that"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Lithia, FL
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Lithia, FL

    I worked at Hillsborough County (Florida) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great for students and/or anyone else that needs a bit of flexibility with commitments

    Good starting pay, good amount of hours (mostly during summer)

    Will provide the uniform and equipment necessary for guarding

    Job is easy to perform, even with an overcrowded swimming area and an underdeveloped park

    Cons

    Downtown leadership is disconnected from the park
     - This has led to changes that go unannounced to staff until the last minute

    No real mobility - pay barely goes up yearly, and no job opportunities.

    No benefits for part time or seasonal workers, even though summer hours are 40/wk

    Forced Florida Retirement System joining for part time and seasonals, meaning pay is additionally taxed

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect with the staff of the park. There is a lot of feedback and input that goes disregarded by the very people who work at the park. Changes can be good, but when they come unannounced and after years of nothing but the occasional complaint from downtown, those changes are challenged.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Representative II"

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hillsborough County (Florida) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health insurance, real pension plan, most people are friendly, excellent vacation package, and the guidelines for promotions are clearly set. Looks great on your resume, as companies know you can deal with all kinds of "red tape."

    Cons

    Minimal work load, low expectations, micromanagement is prevalent, opportunities for advancement are scarce within entire administration, and there's no sense of urgency or accountability. Old world mentality, meaning it's more about who likes you than your actual skills.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employee's the opportunity to do their jobs without interference. Create a training department that has comprehensive training/materials and mandatory classes. I've worked in more than one department and the issue is the same, everyone does what they feel is "right" without any frame of references for what is actually correct.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT WORK AT ANIMAL SERVICES (Hillsborough County Pet Resources Center!"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hillsborough County (Florida) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to love on the animals. Other than that, absolutely no pros whatsoever. The environment is horrible. Management doesn't care about staff. They don't care about the animals. They only care about themselves and their ridiculously high salaries.

    Cons

    Lots of manipulative employees who only care for themselves. Low pay and a crazy amount of work for an extremely ungrateful Director (and management) who won't even know your name...EVER, unless you're in trouble and on the radar. Unbearable work environment. Terrible, TERRIBLE management. I wouldn't recommend any job at this place to my worst enemy. Extremely unprofessional bunch of nasty people!

    Advice to Management

    Dear BOCC & HR:

    The director should be fired along with his bratty, EVIL little "favorites" who can do no wrong, and most of the other managers. The county needs to clean house at Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center (also referred to as Animal Services)!!!


  6. "Steady and good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Good income, good benefits, good work environment.

    Cons

    Stagnant wages and not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Would prefer the parking garage to be free.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Government Nonsense"

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

    I worked at Hillsborough County (Florida) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good talent and welcoming personalities at mid level and lower levels. Has the capability of producing great work for the county.

    Cons

    The marketing department is a complete mess due to unqualified and petty senior leadership. Completely micromanaged to the point of ridiculousness.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "System Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Hillsborough County (Florida) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, different situations every day

    Cons

    too stagnant, no opportunites to advance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "TiME to Change"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant
    Former Employee - Office Assistant

    I worked at Hillsborough County (Florida) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice calm work environment.

    Cons

    Management needs improvement here, things happen to quick here to assess what the ramifications are going to be.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Library Aide"

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    Former Employee - Library Aide in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Library Aide in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hillsborough County (Florida) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They give an hour lunch and two 15 min breaks every work day

    The library is an easy place to work at, as long as you manage your time along with your co-workers

    Full-time hours and good benefits

    Are able to apply for other positions to further your career opportunities

    Cons

    Some co-workers have been there for 15+years and seem to have given up on their duties.

    Others have bad attitudes as far as customer service for patrons

    Library can be dangerous if you don't watch your back while shelving books.

    A large homeless population and children often left unattended by parents.

    Advice to Management

    Move a children's librarian desk inside children's room so that the lower levels employees don't have to babysit/risk handling children without proper training.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "No Vision, No Goals from ITS Director"

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

    I worked at Hillsborough County (Florida) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to live in Florida

    Cons

    This is a public entity with civil servants, so pay is low, management is mediocre, and politics is a necessary language. As is always the case in public service, one has to wait years for real change because it usually involves a new County Administrator.

    Advice to Management

    Dump all senior management including the director of ITS all the way up to the uniquely coined, and equally ineffective office of CIIO.



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