Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Reviews

Updated 30 Jan 2021

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3.9
86%
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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services  Commissioner Adam H. Putnam
Adam H. Putnam
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, and good management in FFS(in 5 reviews)

  • "Fringe benefits: payed vacation, payed holidays, payed sick leave, health insurance, retirement plan, and job security(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay compared to industry standard(in 7 reviews)

  • "no raises(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great for a free education!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Officer in Bradenton, FL

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

    Pros

    Paid for my Masters Degree!

    Cons

    Take your lick and keep going.

  2. "Great position"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Regulatory Consultant 

    I have been working at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of travel involved

    Cons

    A lot of documentation and department changes


  3. "Not a lot of pay"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Telecommunications Specialist in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, welcoming, friendly enough

    Cons

    They don't pay you competitive rates.

  4. "Good for work/life balance"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sanitation & Safety Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work hours and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are lacking. Promotion potential is slim.

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  5. "The BEST"

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

    I have been working at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services part-time

    Pros

    Love working for this amazing department Management is understanding "Normal" work hours (weekends off)

    Cons

    Pay is often not negotiable OPS staff does not receive any kind of care or attention when it comes to paid holidays or natural disasters

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  6. "Inspector plant inspection"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services full-time

    Pros

    Great work team, great benefits

    Cons

    Salary is not good enough

  7. "good entry level science position"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Chemist I in Pompano Beach, 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

    very good entry level job for learning

    Cons

    even if you move up in position the pay does not increase very much

  8. "State Worker"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Regulatory Specialist II in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral 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

    Own Officer. No Micromanaging. Flexible. Great boss.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Can become pretty mundane.

  9. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great department with many professionals whom help you learn and grow. Great benefits.. Enjoyed working everyday.

    Cons

    Not much options to get promoted. Low pay.

  10. "Good, but it could be better"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fringe benefits: payed vacation, payed holidays, payed sick leave, health insurance, retirement plan, and job security. Wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor communication between sections and from administration. Limited options and opportunities for career development and promotions.

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