ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 21, 2018
I like working at the City. The Department of Sustainability has a great work culture. They hire 80% from within, but there are not many admin positions available so its like a rat race. The managers are very flexible and the work is not difficult or stressful.
work life balance, flexibility, training
not enough admin positions for staff to advance, bad internal communication, stagnant progression
Chief Horticulturist (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 9, 2018
I was in charge of planting of all trees in the city. I had 5 people under me, I would get the locates for utilities and buy the trees. We would put them on the water trucks route. I planted an average of 7 trees a day.
IT Analyst (Former Employee) – City Hall – May 3, 2018
The city of Fort Lauderdale, like many other government agencies, is now fully immersed in the concept of government 2.0. The reality of Gov 2.0 is that “getting more done with less”, is q clear path to burn out, unless a clear change in process has been initiated. The city is made up of a collection of its employees, and citizens. The city of Fort Lauderdale has done a good job of making sure that those two never get the opportunity to collaborate. .
Sr. Network Engineer/Architect (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 – April 27, 2018
A typical workday would include working on active projects, performing system maintenance and extended efforts. I would also work to complete tickets as submitted by other stakeholders. I also provide technical guidance for my junior engineering as is required.
Aviation Regulatory Consultant (Current Employee) – Coral Springs, FL – March 2, 2018
I enjoy the aviation challenge and the growth in the work process. Communication with the staff, management and the owners at times was challenging, but the results proved to be successful. I look at challenge as an opportunity to grow.
CSR - T.A.M (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 19, 2018
Department is riddled with selfish managers and little to no respect for most employees. You are judged off of your looks, dress code or who likes you rather than work ethic or production. Favored employees can do no wrong and often can get their friends or significant other employed without going through the correct process of testing. Managers will also often ask you to complete tasks that they're assigned "to train you for the future" but will never acknowledge you active involvement in said tasks. Co-workers that have been there for years create a toxic environment. They will lie about you to everyone they can and won't won't know about it until people you've never even spoke to have a negative impression of you and show it. Overall, this is a top heavy department which continues to hire management positions while eliminating worker positions so staff will always be overworked.
Stressful environment, lack of communication, no room for earned advancement, micromanaging supervision, incompetent supervision
Planning Internship (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 26, 2017
I lerned a lot fronm this internship. My typical day was to go and kearn different skills. My manager was ok. The workplace culture was quite competitive. The hardest part of the job was learning the new skills on the job. The most enjoyable part was learning new skills.
Decent foot in the door for IT/Computer Science Students
Intern (Current Employee) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – October 14, 2017
Mostly grunt work but occasionally there is a real opportunity to gain industry experience. Involves lots of sitting and waiting and there's always bureaucratic red tape that makes something as simple as a pc replacement take weeks.
Horticulturist (Former Employee) – Riverwalk. – October 2, 2017
I was there for over 20 years. I moved up in ranks and enjoyed the different positions I had. At that time, I was looking for a management position, I took an early retirement and took a job at another city in a management position.
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 25, 2017
Working for the city of Fort Lauderdale was a great experience. I started working there right after high school. The knowledge and skills that I learned there are many. From data entry to how the water treatment system works to drafting skills. In 2003-2005 I was on a team that was working on implementing a new computer program that would GPS all of the underground utilities. I was learning how to use the program when I moved to central Florida. There are many great opportunities available for all employees.