City of Phoenix Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Charles T. Thompson
14 Ratings

Pros
  • Good pay and benefits and yearly pay increases (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits and many talented people within several departments (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work really, really hard for less and less salary (in 2 reviews)

  • They have already decimated the pension of new employees and will continue to erode the benefits that attract qualified people to work for the City (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Parks

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people

    Cons

    No communication from management and hard to move up the chain.


  2. Great job and benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fire Fighter
    Current Employee - Fire Fighter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good schedule.

    Cons

    Politicians trying to take away our benefits.


  3. Utility Tech

    Former Employee - Ut Tech in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Ut Tech in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for the city of Phoenix was very good and we were sent to classes to learn about hazardous materials and learning about the city's policies and procedures

    Cons

    Well in construction there were a lot of injuries from lifting very heavy materials we did not have equipment to lift most of the heavy things so we did most of the lifting by hand on our crew we went from 22 co works to 4 because of in juries some coworkers had to go on disability and we had to always be on the look out for drivers who went threw our traffic control and hit a co worked we had a foremen had his right leg broken in a few places from getting hit he had to retire we were always out working in the street fixing broken sewer mains .

    Advice to Management

    get better equipment to lift most of the big heavy materials so there can be less down time for injuries


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  5. Awesome Place

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk I in Library, PA
    Current Employee - Clerk I in Library, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible scheduling, easy to work with upper management.

    Cons

    Hard to get rid of bad employees.

    Advice to Management

    Review your firing policy's and make it easier to sack the bad employees.


  6. Downhill slope

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay for right now.

    Cons

    Nepotism, pay for parking, decreased benefits, lack of trust/respect, and decreasing budget.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to the organization versus your own welfare.


  7. Lack of Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move around departments if you meet the "right people".

    Cons

    By far my worst job. The management micro-manage and there is no leadership. Employees are treated like children, people will go behind your back, Human Resources is not there to support you, they are only looking out for the City.


  8. Detective

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work never stops. Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    The city's budget is decreasing. Understaffed.


  9. Don't Let the Revolving Door Hit You

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Worker
    Former Employee - Library Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Phoenix part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Part time work is, essentially, filler employment. Work for the library provides something to do between real opportunities, but does not represent an opportunity itself. Low expectations and low level work demands make this an ideal spot for someone lacking in ambition but interested in receiving money in their bank account on a routine basis. This position also offers the exciting chance to travel on any of Valley Metro's fine Bus Lines for FREE* (safety not guaranteed).

    Cons

    The mantra "it's hard to get fired if you're working for the city" was overheard too often. Lots of human paperweights, inefficiency, missed opportunities and calcification. "I work for the city," and "Why would I bother?" should not be equivalent statements.

    Advice to Management

    You have one life, do you really want to spend it doing "all right" or "good enough for government work"?


  10. Library Assistant at Saguaro

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Phoenix part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and atmosphere. I love the control I have over what I'm doing that day and I feel like my opinion matters to my boss. The hours are good too, I can pick up more if I need to at other libraries as long as I stay under 28 hours a week. Dress code is also not bad.

    Cons

    It's pretty difficult to move from part time to full time.


  11. Good place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits to include a 457, vacation pay, retirement, sick leave.

    Cons

    City keeps giving salary "decreases", retirement age is increasing, political in nature.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your personal agenda get in the way of what is most beneficial for the organization, and maximize your resources by tapping into the talent you already have. Utilize the people that are getting a post-graduate education on the City's dime, for the City's benefit, don't let them continue on doing what they are doing but mentor them and guide them. They didn't get that degree for nothing. Give them the experience they need in that field. Don't promote just your buddies. Let bygones be bygones.



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