Pima County (Arizona)
2.9 of 5 12 reviews
www.pima.gov Tucson, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Administrative Support Specialist (Current Employee)
Tucson, AZ

Pros- Start with 2 weeks vacation that goes to 3 weeks at 3 years, and ramps up again later
- A good amount of sick time that you can roll over year to year
- A lifetime pension, however, this could change in the future
- A bit more job security than private employers.

Cons- Difficult to obtain promotions - once you get in, it is hard to move around, and good luck getting a promotion that will pay you more than around $1,500/year (and you may wait many years to get that).
- Forget raises - even if you deserve it. There are no merit raises; only those given to everyone by the Board of Supervisors whether worthy or not. Last raise was over 5 years ago, and paychecks have been eroded by increasing health and pension co-pays.
- Pension is not free - employees do contribute substantially to it, as they do to health benefits.
- Managers by and large are horrible with lousy skills. Those there the longest get plum positions whether they are management material or not, and they receive little if any training.
- The County makes no effort at retention of qualified people. The County trains employees, but fails to recognize excellence or reward it, so the best people leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-institute a real merit system where excellence is rewarded. When pay raises are issued equally to all employees, it becomes a haven for the lame and lazy, while really talented, hard workers leave.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing people with great learning experiences

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona)


    Pros: Great people, great benefits, great opportunities for career growth, mostly… Cons: Pay not as good as private sector (although better than other local government), occasionally, poorly managed projects cause… Advice to Senior Management: Treat internal employees better or equal to outside hires. Just because someone stays at the County doesn't… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    The good and bad of Pima

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona)


    Pros: Time off, no need to use your brain, its the… Cons: no promotions. will hire less qualified people over more qualified people from both inside and outside. No pay raises since… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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