stable but culture nees work
Waste Programs Division (Current Employee) – Phoenix, Arizona – May 18, 2015
It is a very stable job, with flexibility for family and other issues, plus paid holidays. The current culture however is focused on process improvement more than mission work and getting job done. Upper management has lost the focus of agency yet the employees have not. The employee seem to have passion for their work, but are caught up in the process.
The constant changing budget also causes problems and hinders environmental work, but changes have been made to adjust to the shortfall. It just adds to uncertainty when budget are not certain. Employees do their best but budget seem to matter more than the environment.
It is very tough to move up and there are no raises unless the Legislature allows it. They pay very poorly for all the extra work they require, or knowledge you possess. however work has never been taken home and flex time allowed. They not very supportive of telecommuting and do not pay overtime.
They do offer certification renewals if you need and make sure you are up to date. They do value those that have been there a long time and have knowledge, but don't reward or promote them very much. Employee recognition is null.
Benefits and retirement are great. Technology is slow to keep up but useable. A saying is, "The only constant around here is change". It is all in how you adapt to it.