City of Scottsdale

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City of Scottsdale Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale part-time

    Pros

    fun, great people easy work

    Cons

    bad pay, not alot of hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Stagnant Orgainzation

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    Former Employee - Bid and Contract Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Bid and Contract Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stable environment now and moving forward

    Cons

    Limited growth or compensation for the future

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    *Awesome co-workers. Supervisors for the most part are good.
    *good benefits
    *the citizens respect their employees.

    Cons

    *A majority of the city council does not support the police department.
    *pay for officers is low compared to other cities.
    *low morale
    *the mayor could care less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The city council claims that law enforcement is the #1 priority, but does not show it. The city needs to prioritize law enforcement and fire services or the City of Scottsdale won't be a world class destination.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Former supervisor was very fair and always supported growth.

    Cons

    Change in management was the demise of the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond the outer shell of certain employees to really see the talent that lies within.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Court Service Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, supportive management team and overall positive work environment.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for promotions during my years of employment.

  7.  

    Ehh ok for part-time

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    Current Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible and benefits are good

    Cons

    Bureaucratic management and mundane tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire some of yourselves, wasting time and money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was good in the early 2000s. Now? Questionable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time

    Pros

    Most Scottsdale employees were positive, helpful people, both with their other coworkers and the citizens/customers. Benefits were comparable to those offered in most other municipalities in the area. Management didn't just sit back and react to things, but tried to implement programs to improve city services and recognized employees for their contributions. We usually had the material resources we needed to do our jobs. Environment was family-friendly, and in my work group, management was very understanding to those with kids.

    Cons

    Serving an affluent citizenry that often expects more from you while giving you less than what another city would. After political changes in the years before I left, the city council became less supportive of employees, and begrudged the benefits employees did get, although they weren't that different from any other municipality (and in a some cases, not as good). The culture shifted negatively with the sour economy and the anti-employee city council. There seemed to be a more favorable attitude for long-time employees who lived in Scottsdale than those who lived elsewhere (usually because they couldn't afford to live in Scottsdale). Also, management was more supportive of employees who were married and with kids, looking out for their careers more and assigning them better job tasks and projects. I saw unmarried and/or childless employees get shifted to doing the grunt work, ignored for special projects, and having to struggle to get a promotion they were qualified for -- and most of these hard-working, talented people left Scottsdale for better career opportunities elsewhere because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving grease to the squeaky wheels who bring down the team. Take a closer look at which employees are actually working hard and supporting the team -- and support those employees. Weed out the nepotism and favoritism in the outside-of-work environment (like a subordinate hiring a manager's family member for services, or employees babysitting their supervisor's kids). Get rid of crazy rules and policies that hinder promotion or favor promoting less-qualified short-timers over longer term, more qualified employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Elected officials and City Manager ruining a potentially great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Passionate employees, great benefits, most departments offer a flexible work schedule option

    Cons

    High turnover, little direction from managers, nonexistent HR department, elected officials constantly bickering, petty politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall satisfying place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale

    Pros

    Great Benefits.
    Friendly co workers.
    Respectful community.
    Steady job

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy
    Upper management tends to change a lot in department not knowing what goes on around it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let managers manage their department if everything is going fine there. Don't make changes if it doesn't benefits the employee or community.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Departmental Management, good. Elected leaders, awful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale

    Pros

    Pride in giving back to community.
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Poor leadership affects the employees on all levels. No trust or respect of employees by elected leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Departmental managers need to speak up for their employees to elected leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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