The defined benefit retirement plan
Working as a Library Assistant through the City of Phoenix is a wonderful stepping stone experience. You get many training and experience opportunities professionally. Apparently they are just instituting sick time, but despite the higher hourly rate there are no benefits, and one person cannot sustain themselves in this position indefinitely. Part-time is their cheap way of using professionals.
The fact that your dental insurance will be dropped if you do nothing on open enrollment periods. This never happened prior to 2016
If you can get past the high percentage taken out for retirement, the remaining benefits are great for medical, vacation time, discounts and working environment.
Best thing is the 401K contribution by the City. It's hard to find any matching savings anymore. Worst thing is that they track your absences and lean heavily on you if you get sick.
All the benefits we have is good.
The city offers free transit passes (a $300+ value) to all employees. The retirement plans are reasonably generous.
Awesome benefits with competitive pay and a great long term pension.
We get to use the restroom pretty much whenever we need to. As a part-time employee in the library department, you WILL qualify for state assistance, i.e. food stamps, due to the low pay and zero benefits program. Don't expect vacation or PTO, you will be disappointed! Part-times get six unpaid sick days per year. Oh, and being part-time really means you are a temporary employee. That means that they can fire you without having to go through the cities disciplinary procedures first.
Very expensive, and no short or long term disability