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Sarasota County Government Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Sarasota County Government County Administrator Thomas Harmer
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  1. "Progressive County With Great Values"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    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.


  2. "Great benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, plenty of trainIng

    Cons

    Pay is very weak compared to non-gov sector

  3. "Great environment and team"

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    Former Employee - Design Project Manager
    Former Employee - Design Project Manager
    Recommends
    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


  4. "Van Wezel Performing Arts Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Better than no job but not by much

    Cons

    Pay is horrible but they can get away with it because it is seasonal

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and you will get proffesionals


  5. "Average place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits, people are generally friendly

    Cons

    Pay, not much advancement


  6. "Warehouse"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse
    Current Employee - Warehouse
    Recommends
    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.


  7. "Great place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Green Business Partnership Outreach Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Green Business Partnership Outreach Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really enjoyed work and coworkers. Great work with a lot of autonomy. Excellent customer service. When the new Communications Director came in, he encouraged staff that all are customers, external, but also internal departments and coworkers. The county is the most beautifully maintained of all I've lived. Roads, parks and beaches are well, we'll kept. Solid waste and recycling are professionally managed. They do a great job.

    Cons

    Hiring is strange. If a Manager leaves, the position becomes a Coordinator position, doing Manager work at Coordinator pay. Lousy for the applicants with management experience, paid as coordinators. Some duds are there, but very few in number.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work serving the citizens.

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    "Paycheck But No Respect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits (but they have diminished over the last 3 years).
    Lunch
    5 o'clock

    Cons

    Too much office Politics. Micro- Management oriented.. Opinions and ideas not respected by upper management.. No professional growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee concerns on occasion. Your employees are the heartbeat of the organization.


  9. "Court Clerk"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co workers. Amazing experience and opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Due to decline in economy, no raise for 6 years. Furloughs and mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    More thorough, consistent training for new employees


  10. "IT Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Sarasota County Government (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The experience - seeing concepts in use, working with tools, etc.

    Cons

    Wasn't able to concentrate in security field as much


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