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Yuma County Government Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Public services provided by caring employees"

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    Current Employee - County Administrator in Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - County Administrator in Yuma, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Yuma County Government full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An opportunity to make a difference in teh Yuma County community. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Yuma County was affected by the Recession harder than other places in Arizona. We are coming out of that era now, and making good progress in revenues and ability to compensate our employees.


  2. "It was good, but was all about money."

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    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Yuma, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Yuma County Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay able to get as much overtime as you can handle. Plus if you need something around August, they tell you to make a wish list, to use it or lose it style budget money.

    Cons

    Bad hours and forced overtime. No one cares for helping the guys locked up. You are always walking on egg shells around your boss.

    Advice to Management

    Be a supervisor. Lead by example. Don't always pass it off to the next guy.

  3. "Disregarded dedication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yuma County Government (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits including the different types of leave available. Monday-Friday 8-5.

    Cons

    No accountability for upper management. Favoritism. No job stability. They like to make it seem they are supportive even when in good standing but in the end you are disregarded. Your years of service have no value to them.

    Advice to Management

    All upper management (Exempt, Non-Exempt, Appointed) should be expected to follow policy and not look the other way when they bend the rules to excuse their actions. Lead by example. Listen to non-management employees.


  4. "If you want to work in Government - Yuma is your place"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Queen Creek, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Queen Creek, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Yuma County Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great sense of community. While politics will always be a part of government, the political game is not as intense in Yuma as other places.

    Cons

    The pay is low compared to other government entities. Some departments don't offer job advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on providing advancement and training opportunities for your employees. Succession planning will be very important considering your aging workforce.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Yuma, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Yuma County Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, set schedule, fun activities, Ability to promote

    Cons

    No overtime, no pay raise

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for employees.

    Yuma County Government Response

    May 4, 2017 – County Administrator

    We have been fortunate over the past two years, and in the coming year, to be able to give raises to all employees.


  6. "Courtroom Clerk II"

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    Former Employee - Courtroom Clerk II in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Courtroom Clerk II in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at Yuma County Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a secure job in that you do not risk losing it suddenly. Everything can be counted on like clock work.

    Cons

    There is no career advancement at all.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't be afraid to give feedback to your new clerks.


  7. "A position in IT"

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

    I worked at Yuma County Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Salary to duties do NOT MATCH. They expect way too much for next to nothing in pay.

    Advice to Management

    Do a real salary study. Not just a local comparison.

  8. "Disappointed in the end"

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

    I worked at Yuma County Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid holidays and other benefits are good. Depending on the dept and supervisor - there are good ppl to work with! Pay is good although there hasn't been raises in years.

    Cons

    Lack of supervision on the upper management. No raises in years. Evaluation process. Unless you are upper management there is no support or backing.

    Advice to Management

    Administration need to be more involved with upper management so that everyone is treated fairly. Listen to all employees input for the betterment of the county.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Small town government, with little chance for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yuma, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Small atmosphere allows for easier recognition
    -Benefits are typical for government

    Cons

    -No focus from management level
    -Little to no regard for front-line employee opinions
    -Limited room for growth

    Advice to Management

    -Change view of front-line employees
    -Respect the opinions of all parties, and understand why you hire professionals


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Yuma, AZ
    Recommends

    Pros

    The IT department of Yuma County is a great place to work. Lots of nice people. The work/life balance is a real value here. I have had a great opportunity to work with, and learn a broad range of technologies. Working for the County is stable with great benefits too. The County Administrator, Assessor and Board of Supervisors have done a good job with budgeting during this downturn and there have been no layoffs or furloughs.

    Cons

    For IT positions the County is very non-competitive salary-wise. This has made it difficult to hire good talent and often positions are open for months or are under-filled. Formal training has not been a priority of our last CIO (he leaves this week tho). So employees have to be resourceful and self-directed in getting the information to keep the systems running.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get the salaries up and reduce the turnover