Pima County (Arizona) Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Secure job

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

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Secure job as long as you meet expectations.

    Cons

    Raises are hit and miss and mostly miss.

  2. Poor ITD leadership creates poor results

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonynous in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonynous in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona)

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

    Pros

    Some great people who have values and can still sleep at night peacefully

    Cons

    Cronyism rampant... Its about who you know and how willing you are to stab them in the back. Know someone on the board of supervisors? Get hired into management with no experience.

    Salaries below market.

    Non technical management promoted into positions they aren't qualified for and perform poorly at.

    Absolutely 0 metrics to measure employee productivity other than how many times they catch you going to the bathroom

    Distrust of employees

    Advice to Management

    Read some books on customer service and leadership.

    Stop trying to sell other departments a used car they dont want.

    Invest in existing talent rather than hiring the first person you find with a keyword in their resume, and treating them like they walk on water.

    Stop hiding behind locked doors to create an us versus them mentality with your staff.

    Stop buying $20k smart tvs with tax payer money. That's not very smart.

    True leaders take responsibility for their actions and defend their staff. Take note.

    Don't hire six deputy directors under you for a staff of about 200 people. You aren't Microsoft.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Coming on board with County ITD was the worst decision of my career and set me back 15+ years. I can't wait to leave.

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

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages/salaries for IT employees.

    Cons

    Orwellian health insurance policies penalize employees deemed to be living "unhealthy lifestyles" (non-participation in "healthy lifestyle discount" programs automatically deems you "unhealthy" and increases your premiums). Many unqualified people in senior or management roles. Actual skill or merit does not seem to factor into success.

    Advice to Management

    Don't use unqualified, non-technical people to hire technical staff. Don't routinely tell your employees they are "replaceable."

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Pima County is a good place to work for the most part

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits, Merit system, wellness programs

    Cons

    Depends on department - New Information Technology management is a disaster. (2014) Pay scale for Information Technology is competitive though.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from supporting the "Good ole boy" network. Anti-bullying policies are a farce and not seriously supported by upper management.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Typical Government Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer Senior in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Applications Developer Senior in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Stability and an excellent retirement plan.

    Cons

    Automatic withdrawal of the pension funds means your take home is 10% less than you expected (this may be a pro if you're able to absorb that), worse that they pay lower than market in general. Way too much structure and over-management.

  7. Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

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

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great location, staff is reasonable to work with, hours are somewhat flexible

    Cons

    Hard to manage work-life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    Roller coaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Health Nurse in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Public Health Nurse in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, holidays, few weekends, 8-5

    Cons

    Upper level management does not understand the needs of the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Comprehensive understanding of the work being done.

  9. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work for some

    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional co-workers; some of the best people that I have ever worked with. The job offers benefits, and you actually work 8-5 instead of 12 hours a day.

    Cons

    The salary is pretty low, and I cannot imagine that raises happen often, which is typical of a government job. It could be a thankless job.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Working at Pima County's IT Dept was considerably more stressful than most other places I've encountered.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - (Too Obvious to Provide) in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - (Too Obvious to Provide) in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Centrally located in the county, convenience of downtown more generally.

    Cons

    The professional environment was driven primarily by threats and fear, hailing from the CIO but rippling through the entire organization. Day-to-day is not based in mission-focused cooperation or even competition of ideas, but in placing blame.

    Advice to Management

    Run.

  11. Helpful (1)

    It was a great learning experience

    Former Intern - Legal Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to learn a lot through this. It was a lot of hands on work that I liked.

    Cons

    Some of the cons is that there were a lot of busy work that could of been assigned to someone else.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

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