Miami Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. It was positive overall.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Miami full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay rate in municipal government is better than state. Lots of employees will retire soon creating advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    The morale is on the ground due to the lay offs incurred by the crash of the economy in 2009. There are a lot of overpaid secretary/reception types who are lazy and do not work and stay that way because the unions protect them. This is not productive and can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Find those with institutional knowledge and ask, listen and learn. (if there are any left)


  2. Pro's and Con's of working for the City of Miami, FL

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Miami

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It pays well for certain positions. You meet interesting people and get to make difference in the community. You are a part of a system that controls how government is applied to a diverse community.

    Cons

    The work atmosphere is highly toxic, new employees are treated with hostility. There is a lot of petty politics and you get promoted due to who you know, not the quality of work. Everyone I know complains about the aforementioned stat.ement

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and do listen to petty and jealous people. Judge people by their skills vs. the gossip at the watercooler


  3. terrible job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Miami part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I got to see a lot of miami

    Cons

    i got to see a lot of miami


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  5. Poorly Managed and short-sighted.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Vast majority of employees are fantastic. Definitely do not fit the "public employee" reputation. Beautiful office location and nice building.

    Cons

    Administration is too politically influenced, to the point of dysfunction.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone who understands business processes to run the business. Keep the politicians out of the business.


  6. Nice experience, warm people, nice weather.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visitor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Visitor in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    peoples' warmness is amazing, security and atmosphere.

    Cons

    everything is far :(


  7. Doing time...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Miami

    Pros

    Good hard working people, good work environment. Decent pension. You can get paid a decent salary but will need to put in many years.

    Cons

    System in place gives no rewards, raises, and low starting pay. Place literally is who you know to move up. Incompetent management starting from the top. No training Of employees in order to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Start taking care of your employees in order to increase morale and get better productivity.


  8. Mediocre place to work, no management, very low salaries

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, great balance work/life, that's about it!

    Cons

    Very low salaries compare with other similar places, benefits used to be good not anymore, average benefits, no management at all, there's a culture of favoritism and preference among managers and some employees, if you are lucky to be one of the manager's favorite, then you will get all the perks, if not you will be miserable, no opportunity for grow, no promotions in years, lack of incentives.

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  9. Not Good!!

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

    I have been working at Miami full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary, bank holidays, that's it!

    Cons

    They are hiring temps through staffing agencies and are in no hurry to open new permanent positions where one can actually obtain benefits! Rude assistant directors that appear to have power complexes. Their motto is "I don't care who does it, as long as it gets done!" There are employees that do not pull their own weight, leaving others to pick up their slack. Upper management never notices. This causes resentment and stress between co-workers. Upper management refuses to listen to an employee when they are trying to share their distress with them. There is no "open door policy." They simply do not care.

    Advice to Management

    Open actual permanent positions, listen to your staff when they make suggestions, show empathetic qualities when an employee is sharing their grievances.


  10. Great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant in Miami, FL

    I worked at Miami full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent benefits and atmosphere. The City of Miami is great about training and cross training its employees to be able to assist in different departments.

    Cons

    Politics can sometimes create an upheaval in the structure in which we do business. Transitions in power can be better.


  11. This is not a place to look for a career, I am here for the benefits.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personnel Officer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Personnel Officer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good medical plan, holidays, vacation, work-life balance

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. Many positions filled by those who are politically connected even though we are under a hiring freeze.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more employee training and easier pathways to promotion.



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