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planning director

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Current Employee - Planning Director in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Planning Director in Phoenix, AZ

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

Pros

job opportunity always available in most departments

Cons

size of organization was challenging

Advice to ManagementAdvice

look for creative type people

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Technology for Organization

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    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn a Diverse Technology Stack

    Cons

    Work really, really hard for less and less salary
    Peers in private industry do one part of tech for more salary, you do lots of diverse tech for less salary
    Reactive Environment
    Spread very thinly (personnel, technology, and mgmt)
    Too diverse of technology platforms
    Too much work, not enough qualified people
    Lack of Tech Direction
    Thankless work
    Customers are never happy
    Business is stuck doing things old fashioned way and wont even consider new ways afforded by tech
    Lack of Project Management for new work
    Lack of modern work amenities (no work from home, etc)
    One person is responsible to setup server, dev app, test app, deploy app -> see the problem here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change all your thinking
    Think tech and business and less govt
    Govt thinking isn't working nationwide and globally
    Expand the parameters of govt "how we've always done business" to be competitive with the world

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Decent place to work despite the lack of pay raises and ongoing budget cuts.

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Auditor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Diverse environment with exposure to numerous technologies and unique business processes; great co-workers; ability to make a contribution to the City and feel good about what you do.

    Cons

    Shortage of opportunities for growth, many things progress very slowly due to the bureaucracy, some employees take advantage of "protected status" and put for minimal effort.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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