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City of Scottsdale Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Waste"

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    Current Employee - Solid Waste Program Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Solid Waste Program Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work with low expectations.

    Cons

    You must be friends with management or be from the same small town to get special treatment. There is no vision or accountability. Raises and promotions are not based on educations, skill or past performance. Seniority can get you far if you are in the in crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not understand the industry there for they make bad decisions. I would suggest a departmental over haul.


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  5. "."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Exciting and fast paced. Learn a lot of skills.

    Cons

    Summer can end slowly depending on position and events as well as management.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent in evaluations.


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great city, friendly people, safe and clean

    Cons

    The city bows down to money and the public as a whole is neglected while the wealthy get preferential treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget who we serve.


  7. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time

    Pros

    - Dedicated co-workers
    - Progressive, forward-thinking corporate culture
    - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Occasionally not enough funding for projects

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  8. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Wastewater Maintenance Tech II in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Wastewater Maintenance Tech II in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Scottsdale (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and training . Work at your own pace kind of place . No one really down your throat about getting things done

    Cons

    No raises . Expect to stay where you get hired ... Money wise


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Coodinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and staff that I was able to work with was by far the best part about working for the City of Scottsdale. Being able to get up for work and wanting to go to work rather than dreading it.

    Cons

    Politics, having the 5 main people that were higher ups talking about staff and hindering their abilities to grow. Recreation Supervisors coming to work speaking how ever they felt to other employees.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stagnant Orgainzation"

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    Former Employee - Bid and Contract Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Bid and Contract Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Scottsdale full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable environment now and moving forward

    Cons

    Limited growth or compensation for the future


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Ehh ok for part-time"

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

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

    Pros

    Hours are flexible and benefits are good

    Cons

    Bureaucratic management and mundane tasks

    Advice to Management

    Fire some of yourselves, wasting time and money


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