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State of Florida Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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State of Florida Governor Rick Scott
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  • Low pay and no opportunity for growth (in 19 reviews)

  • Low pay considering the case load and responsibilities (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "It pays the bills"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer Sergeant in Sneads, FL
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer Sergeant in Sneads, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, the benefits are good. Best retirement you will find in a rural area.

    Cons

    Lots of mental stress, staffing level is minimal. Request for leave get denied due to staff levels.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and more staff


  2. "Government Operations Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Florida (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to be of service, good benefits and stability.

    Cons

    Often under appreciated, under paid, and given large responsibilities without authority or tools to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Improve training for existing staff and onboarding for new employees. Provide opportunities for advancement and increased compensation


  3. "Great Benefits and Hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Florida full-time

    Pros

    The health benefits, retirement, hours are all great. We have the best (and best priced) healthcare in the state.

    Cons

    Not many, just keep your head down, come to work, do your job correctly, have a good attitude, don't call out.


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  5. "Case Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Florida full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, easy to grow

    Cons

    Salary, micromanagement, inconsistent processes, favortism


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very challenging and exhausting system to get things done"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations and Management Consultant
    Current Employee - Operations and Management Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits add to otherwise lower salary

    Cons

    Competing priorities make it difficult to feel successful

    Advice to Management

    Salary review would encourage dedicated staff to stay


  7. "Sanitation and safety specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Florida full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with the schedule

    Cons

    Grossly underpayed for the amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Understand that we don't make enough for the work we do and quality should be valued over quantity


  8. "Senior employees are ignored"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay, but not as good since 2011 when Rick Scott approved cuts to retirements plans. IMO, this has led to serious issues with retention.

    Cons

    Salary compression - In my agency, new employees have been receiving competitive salaries and substantial increases during the first three or four years of employment. However, senior employees have been left out which has led to salary compression. Consequently, retention has been an issue as the younger employees see no future with the state and leave for higher salaries after two or three years. This is leading to a lack of historical knowledge on what we do and why we do it. Not good for the citizens of this state.
    Cuts to benefits.
    Lack of cost of living adjustments for numerous years.
    Morale is very low.
    Very difficult to recruit good employees and even harder to retain.
    Lack of support from Tallahassee senior management, legislature, and governor.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries for senior, long-term employees, not just the new employees.
    Ask senior employees, supervisors and managers for input.


  9. "Lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer
    Former Employee - Lawyer
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leave and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Terrible salaries/no raises for anyone in over 5 years


  10. "Great benefits, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Florida full-time

    Pros

    The State of Florida provides a very good benefits package for its employees.

    Cons

    On average, it seems that state employees make far less than their counterparts in other locations


  11. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly people, great benefits

    Cons

    Low wages with regards to requiring a bachelors degree

    Advice to Management

    Raise wages to cost index of city.



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