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Orange County Government, Florida Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great retirement, good benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • Career advancements, great benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • It's local government, so lower pay compared to other similar jobs (in 3 reviews)

  • It is next to impossible to negotiate anything more than starting salary (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Orange County Government, Florida full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic. The insurance, the wellness plans, etc are great and so helpful and affordable. The retirement is a huge plus. I like that it's easy to transfer departments throughout the county too.

    Cons

    The pay is way less than other municipalities for the same position.

    Advice to Management

    Work on fair market wages for each position.


  2. "Emergency Management Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Administration Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Government, Florida full-time

    Pros

    serve the public behind the scenes

    Cons

    stuck in position ...career management is lip service from HR and managers hire only the people that look and think like them. New ideas are not welcome and salaries vary depending upon gender and negotiation skills in the beginning of discussion. For example women are told "county only hires at the base level" while men are told "experience determines starting salary."

    Advice to Management

    Rewrite position descriptions to fit the position not the person in the position. For example, when someone improves and acquires new skills then place that person in a position that requires those skills and education. Instead of keeping people at same salary in same job for ever.


  3. "Orange County Convention Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Event Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    No matter what department you are a part of you have the opportunity to see and experience many different events.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership...amongst other things.


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  5. "Equipment Operator II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Operatator II in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Equipment Operatator II in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Orange County Government, Florida (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fixed five day week schedule (only changes for holidays). retirement plan includes employer contributions. Holidays off. High deductible health insurance.

    Cons

    Just like many other jobs, job politics plays a role in your day to day.
    Ignore the b/s and leave work at work and home at home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. "Program Supervisor / Vendor"

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    Former Employee - Program Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Program Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A professionally enriching experience in the field of environmental conservation.

    Cons

    there are no cons in my opinion


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Heavy Civil"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Windermere, FL
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Windermere, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Government, Florida (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most professional environment with great mobility within the group.

    Cons

    Difficulty in getting with more qualifications to be filled every day.

    Advice to Management

    Allow qualified candidates to make a difference.


  8. "Very happy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, plenty of PTO, FRS, coworkers are professional and fun to work with, Lots of education and support from Supervisors and Coworkers. Low stress compared to other companies I've worked for, Management is communicable and strives to appease everyone. Great group of people. There are opportunities to further your career.

    Cons

    Pay might be a little low but job stability is there. I honestly don't have anything bad to say.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, I work with a great management team in my department.


  9. "Correctional Sergeant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Winter Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Winter Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Orange County Government, Florida (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and opportunity for Career Growth .

    Cons

    unbalanced diversity , it all depends in which department your assigned too.

    Advice to Management

    People matter


  10. "ISS Desktop Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - ISS Desktop Support in Oviedo, FL
    Former Employee - ISS Desktop Support in Oviedo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orange County Government, Florida (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is steady and the bosses (Travis Price) are good...

    Cons

    This is contract because there is a hiring freeze and someone has to die, or get fired to become an employee

    Advice to Management

    For what you pay for contractors you could be hiring employees Contractors outsourced 39.00 per hour... for someone who would work for 20.00 plus...


  11. "It's what you make of it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Agent in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Agent in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Orange County Government, Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High appreciation for work. Great network of employees. If you have a positive attitude you will get great exposure, experience and many opportunities.

    Cons

    Few advancement opportunities. Promotional salaries are capped extremely low. It is next to impossible to negotiate anything more than starting salary.


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