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Good Ole Boy System.
Deputy Sheriff (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLAugust 31, 2017
If you want to advance you must play the game and be accepted by clique leadership.
Cowboy culture on some shifts.
Some great people to work with. Some questionable persons to deal with.
Pros
Resources. Extra off shift jobs.
Cons
Training for new deputies is lacking
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Not a good place to work anymore.
Sheriff 's Dispatcher, deputy sheriff (Current Employee) –  Pensacola, FLJuly 4, 2017
Since the current Sheriff and his Chief have taken over, the place has turned into a bad place to work. Sheriff has no law enforcement experience and does not have a clue. They have together conspired to ruin many Young Officers career. Supervisors are scared to make a decision and will not back you up. Avoid this agency at all costs.
Pros
Good equipment, lot of time off
Cons
Poor work environment, low pay, no raises. No job security, dangerous street environment.
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Learned Alot
Deputy sheriff Trainee (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLMay 17, 2017
Day to day was fast passed and demanding.
Learned a lot on the job, more then in the classroom setting.
Management was mediocre.
They had decent workplace culture.
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Stressful, but worth it
Report Taker (Former Employee) –  Escambia County, FLMarch 16, 2017
Ideal job for someone who prefers to document law enforcement activities as opposed to dealing with the public and/or telephones. Ten-hour shifts were perfect for me. Atmosphere and coworkers were very helpful. Most went out of their way to help whenever you needed it. Negativity was demonstrated more often by supervisors than positivity regarding training.
Pros
Hours, benefits, work environment
Cons
Inadequate training program, politics
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I liked my time there
Deputy Sheriff (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLNovember 4, 2016
Great opportunity for those who want to get their foot in the door. FTO program is very intense. If you want to make it a career at ECSO you will have plenty of opportunity for advancement.
Pros
Great equipment / Co-workers
Cons
Pay
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Detailed oriented and expects perfection
Criminal Records Technician I (Current Employee) –  Pensacola, FLJuly 14, 2016
If you like reading and proof reading and being constantly watched and critiqued, then is the job for you. Atmosphere is highly stressful. Having to deal with public, answering phones and redacting reports with no mistakes, can be very challenging to balance. Benefits are good and generous PTO.
Pros
Benefits, flexibibility in schedule
Cons
No breaks, stressful environment
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law enforcement
Deputy Sheriff (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLApril 2, 2016
Some days were very busy, some days were dangerous, and some days were quiet. Law enforcement can be difficult on the family but it's worth it to see the smile and waves from a child on my way home.
Pros
The ability to help people
Cons
The weather
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A Good place to work doing a tough job.
Detention Deputy (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLJanuary 31, 2016
I worked there when it was attached to the Sherriff's Office. Starting pay is a little low but raises came fast. Offered good benefits package with plenty of opportunities for free training that can be applied toward promotions requirements. Good education reimbursement policy. Supervisor for the most part backed up their officers. Most officers could be trusted to back you up.
Pros
every other weekend off
Cons
the job
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Poor leadership
Deputy Sheriff Investigator (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLSeptember 27, 2015
The sheriff and Deputy chief treat their employees very poor. They micromanage. They believe in destroying employees rather then teaching them and encouraging them.
Pros
good insurance
Cons
the politics
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A good jail job.
Detention Deputy (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLSeptember 9, 2015
A more secure jail than some. Always hiring because of being under staffed. Don't expect to take a vacation or have days off for family events. They do offer good training opportunities.They treat reservists and guardsmen poorly.
Pros
pay was good. every other weekend off.
Cons
Half the work force were professional officers and supervisors.
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Important job.
Detention Deputy (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLSeptember 2, 2015
The day starts and ends with head counts. Shifts are 12 hours and you will work a rotating shift (days and nights within the same week). You will be responsible for up to 100 inmates at a time. They are always hiring because they can't keep staff. Time off or vacations for employees is next to impossible. They have very little respect for those that serve as military guardsmen or reservists because of staffing issues.
Pros
job security
Cons
pay, some supervisors are inmate friendly.
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Interesting place to work
Emergency Dispatcher Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Pensacola, FLMay 30, 2015
The most enjoyable part of the job is helping and supporting the community I live in. Being a 911 dispatcher is an eye-opening and amazing experience; no two days are ever the same.
Pros
Benefits, job security, career field I truly enjoy
Cons
No breaks, long hours, no opportunity for advancement, low pay, underappreciated, poor management
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very good place to work.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Brewton, ALJune 30, 2014
good place to work if you dont care about staying at 10 to 11 dollars an hr.
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Improving
Nurse Manager - Main Jail and CBD (Current Employee) –  Pensacola, FlAugust 5, 2013
Working to improve.
I have some very good co-workers who have made the difference in the quality of care for the individuals that are housed at our facility.
Pros
Family work life balance
Cons
Politics
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Excellent deputies to work with but poor county government.
Deputy Sheriff (Former Employee) –  PensacolaAugust 2, 2013
This was a great place to work with regards to the officers. Great place and awesome first line supervisors. The problem is that there are no raises and no step increases in pay. If you work there less than 6 years you will be making the same money as a new hire. This is a great place to gain experience before moving to a bigger agency.
Pros
Great teammates and first line supervisors
Cons
Low pay and no step raises
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very structured
Admin (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FlJuly 6, 2013
Started out in Civil Division, where we processed subpoenas for county court. Attention to detail was crucial. I was personaly selected by the Sheriff to come and be a receptionist for his executive office. Loved working with all employees from both departments.
Pros
the experience and knowledge learned
Cons
pay scale was very low
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Average county department
Law Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) –  Pensacola, FlAugust 17, 2012
The most enjoyable part of working for a mid to large size agency has been the opportunity to move around within the department to not only avoid job burnout, but learn specialized duties and allow oneself to find a niche in law enforcement that can be identified as his/her specialty.
Pros
take home cars, leave accrual, health and retirement benefits
Cons
lack of raises, advancement within specialized units
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