Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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3.4
70%
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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Commissioner Adam H. Putnam
Adam H. Putnam
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, very nice colleagues, loyal and committed(in 4 reviews)

  • "Freedom of planning your work schedule(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Easy going which leads to slackers"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Metallographic Laboratory Technician IV in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and wants to help you learn when you're new. Friendly culture in the building. You will do well here if you are self-motivated

    Cons

    Many government employees are comfortable in their positions and don't produce much work during their time on the clock. Bosses turn a blind eye.

  2. "The duration of my employment with The FDACS was to stay updated on the Division:AES news and public relations."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Customer service, Economical growth, Help sites, Online license information and instructions to obtain the license legally.

    Cons

    Challenging part for myself was to explore out of my cubicle and ask for input from colleagues. I prefer to work in solitude and provide all completed work to Manager.


  3. "Good place to gain experience, every year you are paid less to live"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Health insurance, pension if hired before September 2018, guaranteed 40 hours.

    Cons

    No raises. Management has old military background and refuse to adopt new technologies. DOA Strives no being the cheapest/leanest local state government in the USA.

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  4. "Good experience"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Room to advance Good training opportunities

    Cons

    The pay is not that great for the workload

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  5. "Avoid a job here"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    Pros

    None.... maybe the cool pond in the back of the property and the pretty horses

    Cons

    The Connor building is old and full of mold and asbestos. Upper management is pretentious and does not like anyone speaking to them without going through “proper chain of command”..... almost comes off as a power thing..... administrators gossip about others and complain all the time. The staff department wide is grossly underpaid versus those same positions at other state departments. And last but not least, the parking is HORRIFIC!!!

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  6. "Great Department to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere. It is very laid back for the most part. Management is friendly and the vast majority of them do not micro manage

    Cons

    Pays significantly lower for its positions than other state departments.

  7. "Family Friendly State Job with good benefits"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Family friendly, flexible work environments, room for growth, free tuition and great benefits

    Cons

    Not always a clear career ladder

  8. "Great place to start"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OPS Laboratory Technician IV 

    I worked at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    No paid holidays, sick days, vacation days as OPS

  9. "A great stepping stone"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Annual leave and sick leave

    Cons

    You are not able to work from home.

  10. "Sanitation and Safety Specialist"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sanitation and Safety Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Freedom of planning your work schedule

    Cons

    It's hard to maneuver a ship. Government only moves in small increments so most of the work is status quo.

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