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Pima County (Arizona) Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  1. "Corrections Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time

    Pros

    Friendly HR, flexible hours and good training.

    Cons

    Probation period is intense, pay is not great. Benefits are poor.


  2. "great"

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    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    varied work, consistent rules and treated fairly

    Cons

    low pay, poor career advancement

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Relationship Manager"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Excellent retirement benefit.

    Cons

    No overall vision or strategy. Poor upper management

    Advice to Management

    Communicate goals and make sure that your ideas are vetted and sound.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Deputy County Admin and Finance department think they can run IT. Surprise, they can't!"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In ITD we have great, dedicated people with really good ideas. Once in. Great while a fun project comes along.

    Cons

    Politics. Politics. Politics. Tom Burke (deputy county admin) thinks he can run IT for the county. Even worse, he thinks his old department can run IT for the county. They can't. If you see an IT job posted for Finance Department run for the hills. Unless you want to constantly deal with inept, micro managing bosses over you then by all means please, apply. Otherwise, avoid.

    Advice to Management

    Let IT run IT and keep Deputy County Admin and his lackeys out of it. Pima County as a whole loses when you don't let the qualified do their job.


  5. "WIC"

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    Former Employee - Woman, Infant, Children Worker in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Woman, Infant, Children Worker in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable income after probation period

    Cons

    Hostile environment, little to no advancement, and low wages and

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to medium level supervisors, they make or break the office staff based on the tone they set.


  6. "Commercial appraiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros that i can think of

    Cons

    Political environment does not foster growth

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and kindness


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Preference towards latinos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    At the worker bee level everyone is pretty nice and mostly motivated to do good work.

    Cons

    There is a preference toward Latino workers. Management at the upper levels are making a push to hire more Latinos into the higher positions. This makes it difficult for other races

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the beauty in diversity. Give non Latinos a chance.

  8. "No Merit Raises"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and if employed by the right dept. you may be treated well. A health plan and pension plan. A place to build your resume if you have little experience.

    Cons

    No merit raises, so the slug sitting next to you doing nothing gets the same raise you do. Also due to this, long time employees are sometimes rewarded with managerships (which brings higher pay) without training, leading to managerial problems because they are clueless. Salary is on the low side to start with, but health and pension plans are not as good as they used to be. You may wait years for a raise, and when it comes you find that Huckleberry has raised the amounts you will pay for health and pension, so a 3% raise may only be 1% in actuality.

    Advice to Management

    Return to a merit raise system, pay better wages and hire fewer people, because better employees often leave and the sloths are left.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Pima County"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pima County (Arizona) (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with great benefits. Although we haven't had a raise in a few years, most employees start at the middle of their salary range or higher.

    Cons

    It's big government which sometimes slows down progress

    Advice to Management

    Listen to great staff and eliminate those that are not performing.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits, vacation and sick days

    Cons

    second to lowest paid county in AZ

    Advice to Management

    salary increase


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