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City of Scottsdale Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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  1. "Detective"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and positive work environment. The residents of the city really support their local government and are active participants.

    Cons

    Slow to respond to employee input.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to critiques from the employees.


  2. "Recreational Leader II"

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

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale part-time

    Pros

    Love the people I work worth and experience I have received. Annual review with percentage of pay raise if you go above and beyond your work requirements.

    Cons

    Hard to advance. You really have to become "buddy buddy" with upper management and make yourself known to MANY people throughout many different sectors to be recognized for your hard work.

  3. "Used to be a top employer"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    City was the employer of choice 20 years ago...good staff members who work well together.

    Cons

    Lack of pay raises for the past 8 of 10 years due to City Council that refuses to marginally increae pay of staff has led to a brain drain over the past 5-6 years! No COLA or merit increases!

    Advice to Management

    You need to institute COLA for staffed who are "topped out" or they will leave you for other companies and cities that provide this benefit!


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work and grow.

    Cons

    The city can pay more money.


  5. "Very good emmployer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Broad range of professional expertise and available staff and an open door for communication. Good benefits and retirement program.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy slows things down and often frustrates citizens when they are expecting quick action on the city's part.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees and weed out others


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Leaer II in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Recreation Leaer II in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with flexible hours.

    Cons

    It's hard to advance sometimes, you have to know a lot of people to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more employees for advancement.


  7. "Court Clerk 1"

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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 Scottsdale full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, court experience,401k, tuition reimbursement,,

    Cons

    Advancement, training,turnover,leadership

    Advice to Management

    nothing

  8. "Assistant Pool Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Pool Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Pool Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Scottsdale part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very professional, fun, and friendly staff. Focus on safety, customer service and facility image.

    Cons

    No longer provides benefits to part-time employees.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment, good people.Very supportive. Wonderful city to live and work in. Great to their employees.

    Cons

    Salaries are a little low. Difficult for upward movement as people have been known to stay in their positions for very long amounts of time.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Go elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great mall area with beautiful flowers.

    Cons

    If you have the option working for another govt agency take it! COS runs on the good ole boy system and all smoke and mirrors. While employees have mandatory yearly ethics training, anything unethical that goes to HR is swept under the carpet. All smoke and mirrors. Employee evaluations are a joke; mediocrity is encouraged in the evaluation.

    Advice to Management

    COS needs to adhere to their "City Values" that they post everywhere but are a joke.


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