Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – October 17, 2018
I enjoyed my job and my direct supervisor was amazing!! But management micromanaged and played favorites. There was no recognition for a job well done only when a mistake was made. They rushed you to learn everything and expected you to be perfect at it after only a day or 2. The office politics were ridiculous.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – October 14, 2018
It was a great place to work, the management was very friendly and ready to help you if you needed it. The co-workers were very friendly also, we had parties for birthdays, weddings, births. Working with the customers was great also, I enjoyed speaking face to face with people.
Working for the clerk's office was a great experience. Of course being a governmental agency there are always office politics going on. What was the most disheartening was the favoritism from the head management on down. If you were one of the chosen you could do no wrong. If you were not, it didn't matter how good of a quality of work you did, you were never their kind of person. Very sad to say the least. I enjoyed working in the courtroom the most of all. Working alongside the judges, attorneys and deputies made the job very enjoyable.
I loved my time with Pinellas County. I learned a lot about the workings of local government and expanded my administrative skills. It was fun getting out of the office to go to various meetings. Some of them were quite juicy!
Election Aide, Supervisor of Elections (Former Employee) – Largo, FL – May 22, 2018
While I enjoyed working for the County, there was minimal to no room for advancement. There was no room for movement within the organization latterally or upward. Great staff, decent management, just no career growth opportunities.
Human Services (Current Employee) – Pinellas County – February 9, 2018
A typical day at work will consist of your normal day to day operation and a few several interruptions from your supervisor or leadership of changes that will change your day or week. Regardless of having the necessary tools, leadership makes this position extremely stressful. Workplace culture is government funded and oriented. Some good employees and coworkers. Some departments are personally ran. Hiring friends into higher positions. the hardest part about the job is being undervalued and over used in areas that were not addressed originally in the job posting. This is very similar with other jobs but this may possible be inefficient and failure to properly utilize personnel. The most enjoyable part about the job is assisting residents of the Pinellas County, regardless of the sometimes tense, confusing, work environment to include leadership and management.
Traffic Signal Technician (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – January 18, 2018
Management in this department could care less about the morale of its workers they encourage others 2 not get along very competitive Cutthroat environment not a healthy workplace unfortunately. I would be very hard-pressed to recommend this job to anyone looking to get into this field. The pay is extremely low for the work that is required of you you are nothing more than a contractor that builds intersections for the county very little brain work mostly braund for $16 an hour hardly gets it for me.
I personally found my job rewarding. Pinellas County encourages personal growth and advancement for their employees. There are limited positions available which are budgeted for in advance making hiring new employees a difficult and long term project.
Educational opportunities & variety in work day
Time consuming authority & approval process is sometimes frustrating
Supervisor Building Services & Building Violations (Current Employee) – Clearwater, FL – January 15, 2018
Pinellas County has something about it. Hires the most friendly and hard working people that you call family. Fast paced, you learn a lot about the community. It takes certain individuals who want to work for their local community. Dedication is what I see around me. Many people who work here are married 30+ years and many work past average retirement age and enjoy people. Really enjoy working for the county and proud to be a part of it.
Electrician (Current Employee) – Clearwater, FL – December 11, 2017
I really have no compliants about working for Pinellas County. I am just not being used to my fullest potential, even the managers ask me from time what am I going to do. They have even told me that they are holding me back.
911 is a difficult job. It is hard to speak with people on a day to day basis that are having emergencies. The environment can be fast paced and very hectic, or slow and tedious. You must be able to be available during all major events (such as hurricanes).