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Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
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  1.  

    It was positive overall.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    terrible job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Miami part-time

    Pros

    I got to see a lot of miami

    Cons

    i got to see a lot of miami

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Poorly Managed and short-sighted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Nice experience, warm people, nice weather.

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    Current Employee - Visitor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Visitor in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    peoples' warmness is amazing, security and atmosphere.

    Cons

    everything is far :(

    Recommends
  6.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  7.  

    Mediocre place to work, no management, very low salaries

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    What management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Not Good!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Litigation Assistant in Miami, FL

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Personnel Officer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Personnel Officer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Work here for low stress and adequate pay then leave.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Miami

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Recognize 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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