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Orange County Sheriff - Florida Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work, hard work."

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    Former Employee - Operator/Public Safety Telecommunicator in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Operator/Public Safety Telecommunicator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Orange County Sheriff - Florida (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation.
    Challenging work.
    Service to the community that leaves you feeling like you really make a difference.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Often only overnight shifts are available to entry-level employees.
    High stress situations are a given.


  2. "Deputy Sheriff"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Minneola, FL
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Minneola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up or over in the Agency.

    Cons

    Just a number and will leave you o hang out to dry.


  3. "Retired Deputy Sheriff"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Orange County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over my 30 years was an overall great agency to work for. Not without flaws bit so much better than most I have heard about through my network of associates. There is a wide variety of available duty positions and upward mobility potential is strong for a dedicated Deputy with a degree.

    Cons

    Pay was less than comparable sized agencies in the region. Losing several people to higher paying agencies. Morale low due to perceived indifference by the current administration.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget where you came from. Positively engage with and show support of your staff first and foremost.


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  5. "Political environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Sheriff - Florida full-time

    Pros

    Lateral movement, advance through ranks quickly, sick and vacation leave accrued, most are family friendly, can obtain a somewhat normal business day schedule

    Cons

    Management has lack of interpersonal training, inconsistent management roles, no promotions based on merit only lousy multiple choice tests, upper chain of command does not face consequences when they violate policy or the law

    Advice to Management

    Ask for more training on how to manage your people, promote based on merit, stop oppressing those who want to learn more and are overachievers


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run away!!!"

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    Current Employee - Deputy in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Deputy in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Orange County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Because of the size of the Sheriff's Office many opportunities exist to transfer to different areas of the agency. Very good vacation, comp, and sick time accrual rates.

    Cons

    This agency is extremely political. It's the only job where you can be 100% right and still be terminated based on a biased media report. Management has made it very clear that they will not back you if you're negatively portrayed by the media, even if your actions were justified. Not worth having your professional life ruined. I've never worked at a place where the morale was as low as it is here. Orlando Police pays more with better benefits and backs its officers when they're right.

    Advice to Management

    Morale matters! Back your people when they're right. No one joins this career expecting to get rich and understand its a thankless career, but at least treat your people with the respect and dignity they deserve.


  7. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity is great .... The agency is constantly growing and many specialized unit to choose from. So much to learn so little time

    Cons

    Lowest paid Leo organization in central florida. Very dangerous occupation and the pay does not reflect the duties.

    Advice to Management

    Very close minded


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Retired"

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    Former Employee - Deputy in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Deputy in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Orange County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great and talented people to work with.

    Cons

    Management seems to be reactive vs being proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fair pay good promotional policy. Benefits are fair with a cost that is also fair. Take home car for sworn members, 12 paid holidays for all, paid sick time that accumulates so you get rack up thousands of hours of sick time. piad vacation 2 weeks to start increases with time up to five weeks.

    Cons

    The pay is fair but needs to be addresses, with poor economy nobody has recieved a pay increase in the last three years.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with rank and file. She employees that you are willing to fight for them when budget time comes around.


  10. "Great Agency"

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

    I have been working at Orange County Sheriff - Florida part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for career advancement.

    Cons

    i dont have any cons to report


  11. "Good Place to Work if You Are a Sworn LEO - Civialns, Not So Much"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Orange County Sheriff - Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment with decent benefits and pension plan.

    Cons

    Civilian employees not taken seriously, especially females.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and carefully consider civilian employee suggestions before blowing them off. Just because you wear a uniform doesn't automatically make you right all the time.


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