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Updated November 8, 2017
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Sarasota County Government County Administrator Thomas Harmer
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fair employer"

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

    Pros

    Like most local governments, they do everything and are very progressive and strategic in their thinking.

    Cons

    Hard to witness some of the waste that still goes on - like most governments though.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Operational Excellence


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support/Network Support in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support/Network Support in Sarasota, FL
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sarasota County Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good leadership. Good Work Hours.

    Cons

    No personal Growth. They can move you around for diffrent job. When you don't perform because no tranning they will fire you.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide good tranning when you move people around to give them opportunities to leard about new job and let them be succ.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Professional"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, flexible schedules, good benefits

    Cons

    limited growth, minimal raises, very clickish


  4. "Warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse
    Current Employee - Warehouse
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People, top to bottom. Not a typical government job. Innovation is welcomed, promotions are earned not given out due to time served.

    Cons

    Could always pay more, still a superior organization.


  5. "Great environment and team"

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    Former Employee - Design Project Manager
    Former Employee - Design Project Manager
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sarasota County Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in Public Works in the Capital Projects and Traffic Eng. Departments. I had a great time. It was a great environment and the team was great. Great opportunity for continuing education and training.

    Cons

    Low Salary was the only concern that I can think of


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Progressive County With Great Values"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Sarasota, FL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sarasota County Government full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, free dental, great individual health insurance, progressive values, excellent communication with management, fantastic pay for entry level.

    Cons

    Non-competitive pay compared to other counties and expensive family health insurance when compared to State Health Insurance. Would like to see more certification opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Please use neighboring counties as a reference for pay increases. Also would like to see more positions and chance for advancement.


  7. "Wonderful place to work!!!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and focus on work-life balance. Lots of paid holidays and time off (even for new employees.) Stand-up senior leadership with great values. The ability to work each day with purpose and be an integral part of a beautiful community. After being a part of the Sarasota County team for six years, I couldn't imagine finding a better place to work.

    Cons

    Differing cultures in each department. That being said, departments still work well together, and at the end of the day, all 2100 employees come together as One Team.

    Advice to Management

    Less hierarchy, more boots on the ground approach.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Currently employed for 10+ years. Very nice work atmosphere."

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very fare. Benefits are good compared to local private companies. Positive and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Lacking salary increases. Politics. Job security.

    Advice to Management

    Lead, not manage. Provide the appropriate resources for your employees to perform at their best. Research more on your individual teams to understand their necessities to get the job done.


  9. "Great working experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management was very good to work
    Supported continuing education
    great work life balence

    Cons

    several re-organization during employment


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmetto, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palmetto, FL
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sarasota County Government (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Always challenging, never boring
    Excellent training opportunities
    Great benefits
    Consistent schedule of evaluations

    Cons

    Silo mentality between departments (this is improving but still has a way to go)
    Long-term employees resist new technology and processes

    Advice to Management

    Its moving in the right direction. Keep making efforts to get the right people in the right seats on the bus.


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