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Found 82 of over 89 reviews
3.8
64% Recommend to a Friend
75% Approve of CEO

Found 82 of over 89 reviews

3.8
64%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
Approve of CEO
Sarasota County Government County Administrator  Jonathan R. Lewis (no image)
Jonathan R. Lewis
22 Ratings

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  • "competitive pay compared to other counties and expensive family health insurance when compared to State Health Insurance.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Salaries for librarians are not high enough for cost of living, flat structure makes moving up impossible unless you want to be a manager or admin.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Low Salary was the only concern that I can think of(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    data entry job

    Aug 12, 2022 - Data Entry 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I am new to this

    Cons

    company should pay salaries at time for their employeers

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for sharing your feedback and some time with us!

  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Its a job.

    Nov 25, 2022 - Compliance Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The health insurance is great.

    Cons

    Teeny tiny raises. No incentive to stay in your position. They refuse to pay overtime, insist that you take comp time.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Secure job

    Oct 26, 2022 - Manager II in North Sarasota, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A great place to work. Reliable income and benefits. Alot of approtunity if your a hard worker. Lots of self development approtunity.

    Cons

    Managers are salary so all the extra hours go unrewarded. If this was only 10 extra a week would be fine, alot of managers put in 20 to 30 a week easily to keep up and manage emergencys. Alot of turn over. Sarasota is a hot market and very expensive. The pay structure has not caught up. I feel that the tampa bay area is like California, but with lower taxes and wages.

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for your continued service to our community! We review and evaluate salaries and budget on a regular basis and continue to make slow and steady adjustments. Affordable housing is also top of mind and something we are continuing to monitor and look for solutions.

  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Inequitable Pay, Poor Morale

    Nov 8, 2022 - Manager 2 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Sarasota county has beautiful beaches and great weather for heat loving people.

    Cons

    Pay is not keeping up with cost of living, so in essence each year we are paid less. The county leadership does not show value for its employees and morale in most departments is pretty bad. Organizational culture is outdated, uninclusive, and cold.

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for sharing your feedback - we would like to learn more! Please reach out to your HR Business Partner, or AskHR@scgov.net to discuss in more detail. Our DE&I Workgroup is doing work to continue the culture of inclusiveness. We also continue to look at the cost of living and make steady adjustments.

  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Oct 16, 2022 - Staff Accountant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good people To work with

    Cons

    TimeTo work with Time management

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for sharing some time with us and our community!

  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Nice place to work

    Aug 31, 2022 - BPI in Sarasota Springs, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good community and helpful people

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to private sector

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for sharing your time with us and serving our community!

  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good and Bad

    Aug 23, 2022 - Technical Specialist II in Sarasota, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to move up. You will get promotions/title changes but day to day duties remain the same.

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for your feedback! If you want to review growth opportunities, please reach out to your Human Resources Business Partner, or AskHR@scgov.net. Thanks!

  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    A great dept at one time

    Jul 10, 2022 - Firefighter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good equipment, nice stations, benefits are average, salary is ok.

    Cons

    Understaffed, especially Paramedics. County wants to treat us as other county employees instead of comparing us with other comparable fire depts.

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for serving our community! We typically add 2 hiring classes per year to fill any open positions.

  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    May 21, 2022 - Operations Manager I 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, great hours, great management.

    Cons

    Pay scale could be better.

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for your continued service to our community! We review and evaluate salaries and budget on a regular basis and continue to make slow and steady adjustments.

  11. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great benefits but limited options

    May 31, 2022 - Program Coordinator in Sarasota, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Insurance, PTO is decent after time

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement, have to work in hurricane shelters

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    Sarasota County Government Response

    Manager, Workforce Planning

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! While some positions do not have career tracks or opportunity for advancement, many employees will transfer internally to other divisions or departments. Yes, as public servants, we all have pre-, during, and post emergency roles to support our community though emergencies and many of the roles are working in emergency shelters.

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Sarasota County Government has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 89 reviews left anonymously by employees. 64% of employees would recommend working at Sarasota County Government to a friend and 59% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Sarasota County Government employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Sarasota County Government. This rating has decreased by -18% over the last 12 months.

64% of Sarasota County Government employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Sarasota County Government 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Sarasota County Government to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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