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City of Phoenix Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Pros
  • You can have multiple careers but still maintain great benefits (in 16 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Good pay, Paid holidays (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Very little vertical mobility, no benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • I work part-time for the library department (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recretion Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Recretion Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Phoenix part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive management, cross-training opportunities, active role in staff coaching

    Cons

    Little ability for upward movement


  2. "Run, don't walk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Tech in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - User Tech in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job with some benefits.

    Cons

    Disorganization, Performance-enhancing humiliation, Lunch is for layabouts

    Advice to Management

    Get a real clue


  3. "No way"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady job, Eight to Five hors.

    Cons

    Lots of drama, favorites move up - qualified or not, lots of families employed here, many budget concerns, just a really sh1tty place to work, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up as the turnover rate continues.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from Phoenix"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Phoenix (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. You get tuition reimbursement that you can use for preparation of another career.

    Cons

    City "leadership" especially city council and city manager live outside their means. When they are short on money they will balance the budget on the employees back while they take pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Find some integrity, I know it is hard.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Police Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Detective in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Police Detective in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, opportunities for advancement, and a great city to be a police officer.

    Cons

    Shift work, dangerous, and hazardous - non of which can be changed by management.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the police department is managed well; for those who micro-manage, take some courses on the differences between supervision and leadership.


  7. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Accountant in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome professional people and upward mobility.

    Cons

    There are no cons to work for the City of Phoenix, especially Sky Harbor International Airport.


  8. "Building Maintenance Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Building Maintenance in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Building Maintenance in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good pay, Paid holidays

    Cons

    Had to take furlough days. But that's ending next year


  9. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Info Tech Analyst/Programmer III in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Info Tech Analyst/Programmer III in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    stability and retirement benefits
    Hard working employees
    a non profit driven environment

    Cons

    Golden Handcuffs
    Lower compensation than private sector


  10. "Good work schedule, great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator IV (Landfill) in Buckeye, AZ
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Operator IV (Landfill) in Buckeye, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work schedule
    Pay
    Benefits
    Management
    New equipment

    Cons

    City politics
    Commute to work


  11. "good place good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Chief in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Chief in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits are good and the compensation

    Cons

    furlough days have taken there damage

    Advice to Management

    budget better

    City of Phoenix Response

    Jun 30, 2016 – Director of Human Resources

    We are very pleased to see that over the course of the next few years, our employees will see an end to furlough days. Our efforts to restore are underway as we start a new labor agreement period in ... More


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