Lee County Southwest Florida Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2019

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Lee County Southwest Florida County Manager Roger Desjarlais
Roger Desjarlais
3 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician 

    I have been working at Lee County Southwest Florida full-time

    Pros

    Great health care Benefits and pension

    Cons

    The pay could be better

  2. "DOT"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lee County Southwest Florida full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. A generally friendly environment. Casual clothing and clothing allowance to choose your own uniform but do not HAVE to wear it.

    Cons

    No room for advancement in my department, would need to move to another department but usually hire within same department for promotions. Pay is not great and very rarely get a raise.


  3. "Not a long term job"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Toll Collector in Fort Myers, FL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee County Southwest Florida full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, easy job

    Cons

    Low employee morale, horrible wages with no raises, upper management is out of touch and does not care. start hiring from within first

  4. "Good and the Bad"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee County Southwest Florida full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great environment, co-workers, pay pretty good, good benefits

    Cons

    Long time staff are not open to more efficient ideas or suggestions. Not all library buildings have PA systems, which would be useful in emergency situations (as well as security guards or police, as they were cut from budget). Perhaps the worst is eRole - mandatory volunteering if needed in emergency or hurricane situations. This program was pushed out of the gate, with no plan or answers for anything. HR is rude when you do inquire about it and have no answers at all. They tell you they'll put you in an area around what you picked, and that is a lie, they slap you in the Shelters - when you never even picked shelters. Too many high up people and not enough workers. And the high ups want to tell the workers, how things should run when they often have no clue.

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    "Library System"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee County Southwest Florida full-time

    Pros

    Affordable benefits, though they don't cover much.

    Cons

    When there's a hurricane library employees are mandated to work the shelters or volunteer in some capacity unless they have FMLA. The county is known for managers harassing/emotionally abusing and micromanaging employees. There's no support for employees (financial or practical) affected by natural disasters. They take your vacation time for trying to take the time to find lodgings for your family. The county is rigid about what it will cover for education, health benefits, and other employee "benefits". The county fought with the sheriffs dept so much that the security contract they had with them was either canceled or placed on indefinite hold. Which means no more deputies at the libraries when there are violent or extremely disturbing events. Neither the employees nor the public are safe. Instead the county has opted to hire mall cop security who are not legally allowed to intervene. Just look "scary" walking around the library. There's a reason the county is always posting jobs on its site. The turnover rate is a joke. Hours are not flexible. Managers are bullies. County doesn't care about employee safety, welfare, or future. I don't recommend working for this county. There are no contracts and employees are given pay far below the rate of other nearby counties.

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    "Good working environment."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lee County Southwest Florida full-time

    Pros

    They provide all tools and equipment necessary and response fast to your needs. A safety oriented culture. Nice persons to work with. Very professional. Good balance and good pay.

    Cons

    Some bureaucratic structure. Not so open to changes and hesitant to new ideas implementation.

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  7. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Water Plant Operator in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lee County Southwest Florida full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful staff; any Human Resources requests are fulfilled in a timely manner.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Need to Start Raises Again"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at Lee County Southwest Florida for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, can't find better.

    Cons

    No raises in the last 9 years

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  9. "Executive assistant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lee County Southwest Florida

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good work environment enjoyed co workers

    Cons

    Did not like politics. Was a salaried employee and worked overtime w out pay. No regular salary reciews

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  10. "Project Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lee County Southwest Florida

    Pros

    Benefit package, paid sick and vacation days, and ability to make it your career home.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to accumulate time off. Also, after being there over 10 years you still do not earn many hours a month.

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