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"Promotion Difficulty"

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Current Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Tucson, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
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I have been working at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Start with 2 weeks vacation that goes to 3 weeks at 3 years, and ramps up again later
- A good amount of sick time that you can roll over year to year
- A lifetime pension, however, this could change in the future
- A bit more job security than private employers.

Cons

- Difficult to obtain promotions - once you get in, it is hard to move around, and good luck getting a promotion that will pay you more than around $1,500/year (and you may wait many years to get that).
- Forget raises - even if you deserve it. There are no merit raises; only those given to everyone by the Board of Supervisors whether worthy or not. Last raise was over 5 years ago, and paychecks have been eroded by increasing health and pension co-pays.
- Pension is not free - employees do contribute substantially to it, as they do to health benefits.
- Managers by and large are horrible with lousy skills. Those there the longest get plum positions whether they are management material or not, and they receive little if any training.
- The County makes no effort at retention of qualified people. The County trains employees, but fails to recognize excellence or reward it, so the best people leave.

Advice to Management

Re-institute a real merit system where excellence is rewarded. When pay raises are issued equally to all employees, it becomes a haven for the lame and lazy, while really talented, hard workers leave.

Other Employee Reviews for Pima County (Arizona)

  1. Helpful (4)

    "The good and bad of Pima"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Time off, no need to use your brain, its the government. Good group of coworkers trying to survive the management.

    Cons

    no promotions. will hire less qualified people over more qualified people from both inside and outside. No pay raises since 2007. Drastic increase in insurance, retirement, etc etc. Micromanaged. Increased parking fees in county owned lots for county employees.


  2. "Have found my experience at Pima County One-Stop challenging yet very fulfilling."

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    Current Employee - Workforce Developent Specialist - Employer Outreach Liaison in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Workforce Developent Specialist - Employer Outreach Liaison in Tucson, AZ

    Pros

    Opportunity to provides services to job seekers by helping them get back into the workforce after lay-offs, company closures or re-entry into the workforce. Being able to assist employers recruiting qualified candidates for employment opportunities. Providing training opportunities to qualified job seekers to upgrade skills or transition into new careers. Assisting all levels of job seekers i.e. professionals, para-professionals, skilled trades, adults, youth and mature workers to attain their goals and succeed in obtaining employment and self sufficiency.

    Cons

    Can be stressful when the economy is down and more and more individuals are out of work and fewer companies are hiring. Workers in this industry must be able to keep an open mind and understand the barriers that unemloyed individuals may have. Concerns about funding are always in the forefront as government spending to support these type of programs can fluctuate.

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