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City of Phoenix Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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City of Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher
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Pros
  • You can have multiple careers but still maintain great benefits (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits and growth opportunities, depending on what your experience is (in 9 reviews)

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

  • You have to pay for parking, downtown - 200 West Washington Street (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Library Page"

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    Current Employee - Library Page
    Current Employee - Library Page
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is the best I've ever worked at. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and I am good friends with nearly all my coworkers.

    Cons

    Hour cap is at 28 hours a week, usually there's not enough demand for that. Most weeks only 21. Can't work below 20 though. Not the most flexible schedule.


  2. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Phoenix part-time

    Pros

    good educational opportunities for all employees

    Cons

    difficult to learn the ins and outs of working at the city

  3. "harder to move around than people say"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, easy to get days off and hours aren't bad

    Cons

    not as easy to move around despite what people say. ive been with the city for 5 years and im still in the same spot. Jobs open up but the city rather give the job to someones family member who they dont know rather than to someone who has put in the time for the company.

    Advice to Management

    really start looking at your loyal workers when it comes to hiring. Who you know shouldn't be placed above what you know.


  4. "Caseworker I-Education Division"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Phoenix, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are good and tuition reimbursement is one of the highest that I have heard of.

    Cons

    Uneducated management, micromanaging,gossip, unprofessional environment, slow movement when it comes to growth and transfer opportunities, wavering policies at the HSD level that are open to interpretation and often refuted

    Advice to Management

    Shadow your staff so you can understand what it is they do. Listen to your staff's numerous suggestions. Address high turnover rate and aim to make it better


  5. "Inventory Management Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Government regulations tend to slow things down.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, pension, and opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Salary, poor management and communication,.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward the people that actually do the work.


  7. "Wow, I survived and made it off of the sinking ship."

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Secretary in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full-time job with benefits. Lots of choices to eat downtown.

    Cons

    Nepotism, corruption, unfairness, employee-paid parking (you have to pay for your parking every month-payroll deduction) etc. Wow, just a bad joke of an organization and they know it. I really feel sorry for the newly hired wide-eyed graduated kid with good intentions. They will destroy that kid faster than piranha's eating a cow crossing the Amazon river. I just kept my mouth shut until getting a new job out of there. I show & tell employees at my new job and they wonder about how the City of Phoenix can sustain that? My only answer is it's government.

    Advice to Management

    It's too big of a mountain for you to climb.

  8. "FED"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, health insurance and tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Some not so flexible schedules


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and has good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Phoenix full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Vacation time, sick time, holidays, good insurance.

    Cons

    No pay raises in the past 10 years. Assigned unpaid holidays and furlough days to employees to help balance the budget. The city continues to spend money like it's going out of style and will cry poor in the next contract negotiations.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront and honest with employees and citizens. The covert ways of conducting business is counter productive and cause negative morale in the employees.

    City of Phoenix Response

    Oct 10, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your comments. The City does work hard to stay competitive with our compensation and benefits packages for employees. Although across-the-board increases at the City have been modest... More


  10. "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Phoenix part-time

    Pros

    Great people work in the organization

    Cons

    Hard to move up


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