City of Tacoma

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at City of Tacoma

    Pros

    Stability 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.

    Cons

    Public 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 ManagementAdvice

    IT 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.

  2.  

    Busy work mainly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good work environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Times are tight for the city life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Operator in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at City of Tacoma as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    location location location in the state of washington

    Cons

    If not on the inside , not on the inside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a salary cut like the rest of us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    It's a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at City of Tacoma

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Our customers/public are never satisfied with anything

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good civil service position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Tacoma

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers 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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