Sarasota County is the best employer in the area - don't pay attention to negative Nellies
Temporary Administrative Employee (Current Employee) – Admin. Bldg. – January 14, 2014
Although I am only a temp., I have been here for four months, have met people in nearly every department, and I can tell you from an eyewitness account that county employees are well-paid, have incredible benefits and are very happy to be working here. I think it is the happiest and most team-oriented environment I've ever seen. Management is nice, personable and professional. All of my coworkers are extremely talented, professional and friendly. I've never been in meetings that actually engage everyone and focus on proactive issues and positivity. It saddens me that there are no openings in my department but I am actively applying to other positions in the county to try to stay here. Unfortunately there is a lot of competition for jobs with the county so I have not had much luck yet as far as finding a permanent position. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars as opposed to 5 and left off a star on job security. I am just slighlty disgruntled that out of 6 positions I've applied for, I've only landed one, possibly two interviews even though I know I'm qualified. Expect to get a form letter rejection letter if you don't get an interview. And prepare to be up against many many applicants. It's not easy to get your foot in the door here.
pay, benefits, hours, holidays, friendly coworkers, great management
competition for permanent jobs, slow-moving processes, too many meetings