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Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "Grain of Salt"

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    Former Employee - Career Counselor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Career Counselor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Better comparative pay for field, benefit stipend, regular hours

    Cons

    All about the numbers, poor management, limited opportunity to advance

    Advice to Management

    Communicate. Create pathways for promotion. Offer raises.


  2. "Ok job (somethings I truly enjoyed other things were just terrible), don't depend to retire there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can be a truly positive environment due to results from working with clients.

    Cons

    Can be a truly negative experience depending on what management team you work with.

  3. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on which department you're in, your experience can vary drastically. If you don't have to deal with customers directly, could be a good place to work.

    Cons

    This place is a dump. The building is old. Rude customers, catty staff and low pay for the amount of work and stress you deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your staff actually do, be more personable and don't choose favorites among your team. Read through email chains before responding.


  4. "Cronyism is Unfortunately a Problem Here"

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    During events and year end parties, staff enjoyed great social therapy. A scanning system put in place is a relief eliminating folders and files. Performance evaluation is one of the good thing the organization invested in.

    Cons

    Supervisor micro-managing is a serious problem making it difficult for staff to work independent. Cronyinism is another problem that produce a lot of turnover. Lot of gossiping. Be careful who and what you speak about to any staff.

    Advice to Management

    practice fair treatment of all employees. avoid waste of organization resources and invest in your employees.


  5. "Not bad...but can be better!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay...good benefits...Mon-Fri 8-5 off all major holidays good PTO

    Cons

    Lazy leadership...no security in the building...no metal detector...people from ALL walks of life, lots of criminals that's why I mention security.

    Advice to Management

    Lead before you can manage...delegating is good only when you'll use your time for bigger & better things...not because your just too lazy to do it yourself


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ridiculous workload"

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    Former Employee - Career Counselor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Career Counselor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance full-time

    Pros

    You really get to connect with the youth on your caseload. They become your "kids". The confide in you and you are able to make a positive impact on their life.

    Cons

    The paperwork/reports is overwhelming on top of the 150+ candidates on your caseload. Incompetent managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more career counselors to lighten the load


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cluster****"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are extremely friendly, you have the opportunity to assist those in need, and compensation isn't bad.

    Cons

    Upper management and the leads are totally disconnected from the employees. Changes are made on a regular basis without colsulting with the people that it will effect. Change happens so regularly that no one knows exactly what the SOP's are. There is no communication with the various departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing things so much and try to get an understanding from what the employees think will work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrated employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping people in the community

    Cons

    inadequate training, train new supervisors accordingly - the blind leading the blind mentality

    Advice to Management

    increase morale


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive senior management out of touch with reality of operating programs"

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

    Pros

    Large facility, adequately staffed, generous compensation

    Cons

    Disrespectful senior management, unrealistic approaches, unwillingness to change/grow/listen to operational staff
    Low value placed on employees
    Toxic work environment


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Culture and mission is sound and provides assistance to those unemployed"

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

    I have been working at Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gratifying work; comfortable environment; people are committed

    Cons

    Compensation package; lack of management training in coaching and developing

    Advice to Management

    Management needs leadership training, not "manager" training. If you are not going to pay your staff appropriately, provide development that supports retention


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