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Updated Jul 11, 2014

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    It was positive overall.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poorly Managed and short-sighted.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Miami, FL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind someone who understands business processes to run the business. Keep the politicians out of the business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice experience, warm people, nice weather.

    Visitor (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    Prospeoples' warmness is amazing, security and atmosphere.

    Conseverything is far :(

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsSystem 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 Senior ManagementStart taking care of your employees in order to increase morale and get better productivity.

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    Mediocre place to work, no management, very low salaries

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Miami, FL

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementWhat management?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Good!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent salary, bank holidays, that's it!

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Litigation Assistant (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Personnel Officer (Current Employee) Miami, FL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more employee training and easier pathways to promotion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work here for low stress and adequate pay then leave.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsThe people are great to work with. There is never a problem when I need to take off. Pension, health insurance, bank holidays. Steady paycheck. I have a great boss but his boss, the department director, is horrible. After hours parties, free cultural events with lots of food. Diverse staff. Great place to work if you enjoy doing what you are told to do and do not think about anything else to contribute. Low stress. Diverse assignments. Good place to work if you are interested in a future in local politics (You will learn who to avoid and who will help you). Hard to get fired.

    ConsThis is not a place to work if you are very ambitious. Lots of beuracracy (it's government). Organization is slow to change. Possibilities for promotion are slim, specifically for me. Cubicles, drab carpeting and paint unless you work in a specific department which have been updated. Constant interruptions. Many times instead of a promotion a person will need to apply for the position and may not get the promotion because a better applicant will apply from outside the organization. Work is not stimulating. Miami-Dade County offers better benefits and are located a few blocks away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize individuals who want to make the City a better place. Incentivize idea generation that brings the organization into the 21st century.

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    City of Miami on a downward spiral.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMiami has a good benefits package, inclusive of a pension program and comprehensive medical benefits. Goverment discounts are also available to City employees.

    ConsThe nepotism and cronism in the City of Miami is at an all time high. Over qualified people are looked over for positions that under qualified people are being hired for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow the experts in their respective fields do their job. You hire competent people so you don't have to DO their work for them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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