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    Public Sector value factors don't often favor progressive IT; City of Tacoma does this well.

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Tacoma, WA

    ProsStability and the overall notion of 'status quo' prevails which averts the hurry factor associated with private sector employment. This usually promotes a balance of work and home life.

    Government holidays and a generous benefits package also offer the prospect of long term stability. There is no 401k type product, but there is a mandatory pension plan that self-funds through your mandatory contribution of your own base pay. The City matches a percentage.

    ConsPublic sector never fosters the concept of urgent. Strategic planning is a long term, slow, process. Once you have obtained internal IT consensus then departmental/customer buy-in the version upgrade or new product is out of rev' or actually already being given a sunset date by the vendor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIT infrastructure must stay ahead of broad organizational needs. Departments/customers cannot be trained as 'in the moment IT specialist' to their level of satisfaction for every project that cost more than $199.99 . The improvement to business process, efficiency of staff use, continual improvement of 'ease of use' and no worry storage/performance (better than good enough) must be the sell points to be successful. Otherwise departments will see no value in having their Windows 95, x386, Access 99 ... systems upgraded or replaced.

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    Busy work mainly

    Administrative (Former Employee) Tacoma, WA

    ProsNice people, good work environment

    ConsBusy, no time for a break, lots of filing to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Times are tight for the city life

    Operator (Current Employee) Tacoma, WA

    Proslocation location location in the state of washington

    ConsIf not on the inside , not on the inside

    Advice to Senior Managementtake a salary cut like the rest of us.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tacoma, WA

    ProsGreat benefits and great people to work with.

    ConsOur customers/public are never satisfied with anything

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good civil service position

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocal job that provide support to user of the city. Good benefits and should have long term stability. End user look to analyst for Advice

    ConsLike any government a lot of politics involved.
    Some supervisors micromanage. Ther is a lack of consistent work procedure enforcement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to ensue there is consistent policy enforcement between work groups. Employees should be allowed to demonstrate skills beyond their functional areas.

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