Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – September 7, 2018
I doubt this will be posted because it appears someone at indeed isn't posting any of the negative reviews so i will keep this brief. It is not a good company to work for any longer. Middle managers need to be expunged from their positions. B
Former Scientist (Former Employee) – WPB – August 5, 2018
All great scientists already left the District. Management is very poor in many sections. The fact that experts with PhDs are supervised by unqualified section leaders or so called science supervisors is just outrageous. There are great people still working there but they are often being diminished by unqualified lower and middle level managers. District used to be a great place to work, but not anymore. So if you are an accomplished and ambitious scientist, you won't be happy working there especially if you end up in a group run by unqualified supervisors.
Senior Scientific Technician (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – July 1, 2018
Probably half my time was spent in the field, traveling the Everglades by airboat or helicopter, collecting water, sediment, plant, and animal samples. I would then often process and ship the samples to a lab for analysis. Upon receipt of the analytical data I would then enter it into a spreadsheet or database and then review the accumulated data in order to write reports. My involvement, every step of the way, in the process of data collection, analysis, and interpretation gave me a great understanding of, and appreciation for, the Everglades. Spending hours in the field, year round, allowed me to live within the seasonal, and even daily, cycles of this unique environment. As a temporary employee (for 6.5 years...) I frequently found myself training someone to do part of the job I was doing, that person would then be promoted into a professional level, full time position. It often appeared to me, at least in some divisions of the District, that individuals with poor management skills would be promoted into positions "where they would do less harm", while competent lower level employees would be increasingly frustrated with an obstructive management.
Hands on experience getting to know the Everglades
II Tier IT Support Professional (Former Employee) – Palatka, FL – June 26, 2018
I loved working at this place, it was however time for me to move on for a better position. I would recommend them to anyone else. This was very fast pace environment and it kept me on my toes, but I loved those people.
Diesel Engine Technician (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – November 1, 2017
You could not find a more professional work environment if you tried, it is that good. I didn't mind working in the field, kept an eye on the gators and snakes, learned to laser align engine and gearboxes, was able to do a good bit if welding and fabricating which I love to do.
Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) – Davie, FL – July 5, 2017
Great place to work, I learned a lot from the HR Director while I was there. ( LOA, RTW, FMLA) SFWMD has a heart and cares about the community, typically they have a few charity events during the year that the employees would be involved in to raise money.
Accounts Payable Technician (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – June 7, 2017
Great company to work for. Would work for them again. Lost job due to cutbacks . I worked in the Accounts Payable Department. I checked all vendor invoices that were processed for accuracy. I also processed check requests and maintained all the files.
Wide range of job assignments directed over a very large infastructure.
Crane/Dragline Operator (Former Employee) – Saint Cloud, FL – November 26, 2016
On a day to day basis there would be multiple projects or maintenance operations in progress. I found changes in assignments were a common occurrence due to prioritization given to the most urgent need. Over the 35 years I worked there there was always a backlog of things that could be done and even should be done. Often our work had a ever present risk of damage to equipment, vehicles and District assets. A very careful and methodical approach to any given task was important. A tightening budget had a way of making the work process tense at times.
Engineer (Current Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – September 24, 2016
Used to be a great place to work. Now management looks for ways to criticize and diminish employees and cut tools used to do our jobs. Coworkers are great but everyone is demoralized. Looking for other opportunities. No chance for advancement and no pay increases in years. Sad what has been done to a once world class organization as so much talent and experience has been driven away.