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Frustrating.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at Pima County (Arizona)

Pros

You can gain valuable experience in a short amount of time.

Cons

You will die before you get a raise and this was the case even before the recession.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A little less dead weight and politics might increase productivity by exponential proportions.

Doesn't Recommend

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    A pretty good place to work, but its size creates challenges

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    Current Employee - Librarian in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Librarian in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona)

    Pros

    If you have specific interests or skills, you can usually find a way to employ them. You can usually work pretty independently without micromanagement from immediate supervisors. Transfer opportunities are available.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low. The annual review process is meaningless becasue there is no incentive for good performance, and no real penalty for poor performance. There is no merit pay. Promotion within the system provides very little benefit -- small increase in pay, but huge increase in stress.
    There is an emphasis on centralization, which undermines innovation on the department level and creates sort of a "cog in the machine" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think things through before making sweeping changes, and proceed slowly. Institute a merit system and make it easier to remove underperforming employees. Understand the unique requirements and activities of each department.

    Recommends
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    Pima County is a decent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona)

    Pros

    Good experience in a municiple government. Plenty of opportunites to vary specialties between, wastewater, transportation, flood control and developmental services.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Vacation time could be better. The pay and the State requirement to have 8 years of experience before you can test for PE is a major draw back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better next time. The planning by upper management is mostly knee-jerk reeactions and not thoroughly thought out.

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