City of Flagstaff

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City of Flagstaff Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Team philosophy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Flagstaff full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall great place to be. Work schedule is flexible. People are friendly

    Cons

    Pay stinks. Benefits are expensive, and way too may meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is aware of downsides and have tried to improve and are open to suggestions. Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Dead end jobs with few opportunities for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at City of Flagstaff full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Regular 8 - 5 work hours; okay benefits; downtown location is attractive; some very friendly, dedicated, hardworking staff (mostly middle mgt and below)

    Cons

    Very expensive community to live in at low pay; few opportunities for advancement; leadership is rigid, inaccessible and removed from ground level staff; no mistake is too inconsequential for a lecture; many in upper mgt do not know how to acknowledge what they don't know and seek the input of other staff with relevant experience and expertise. Staff who have done great work have been passed over for promotion in favor of people from outside the community. Bad behavior is tolerated and relationships seem to be more valued that competence, integrity and honesty. Staff are routinely thrown under the bus for the sake of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to listening to the people doing the work; get over your egos and learn to admit what you don't know and give individuals with the expertise the opportunity to contribute and shine. Invest in your staff so that they feel valued and part of the big picture - you'd be surprised the loyalty that generates from people who are underpaid. A thank you for your efforts under an impossible situation would have been really nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work if you can afford a place to live

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at City of Flagstaff full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regular hours 8-5. Previously had great benefits before stripped away from the recession. Working in a community that cares about where it is heading.

    Cons

    When it comes to making the hard decision, upper management doesn't step-up. Perhaps the decision paralysis occurs because they know if they lose their job, they wouldn't be able to find work elsewhere in the community and afford to live in Flagstaff. Due to decision paralysis, open and honest conversations do not occur. Division/department silos exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big fish and small pond syndrome. Regain your perspective -- remember your roots, travel outside the community, understand your limitations and don't be afraid of what you don't know and what your staff does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    They are very unorganized.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Flagstaff

    Pros

    There are a couple of friendly people who work their.

    Cons

    Management is really a joke.

  6.  

    It's good when you're apart of the good old boys club.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at City of Flagstaff

    Pros

    The work load was manageable. Most peers were sincere. Management improvementsr were seen over time.

    Cons

    Mistakes can easily turn into a big ordeal, professionalism was lacking in some staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The office equipment and computer software needs updating.

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