City of Costa Mesa

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City of Costa Mesa Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
4 Reviews
3.7
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Lead and maintain an after school site for students, plan activities and games daily, sign participants in and out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recreation Leader II in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Recreation Leader II in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at City of Costa Mesa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedules, pretty easy to move up, employees are generally nice and fun to work with, kids are a blast to work with (most of the time).

    Cons

    Low pay, differences in how different sites are run, sometimes little to no leadership or training,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Got Fired

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Licensing Department in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Business Licensing Department in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at City of Costa Mesa

    Pros

    Nice Benefits. Holidays off, Paid two weeks vacation. Government Job.

    Cons

    On probation for 12 months at initial employment. Got sick on the 11th month and was fired afterward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they simply follow procedure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great fun being a rolemodel for children with sacrificed pay and benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recreation Leader I in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Recreation Leader I in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at City of Costa Mesa

    Pros

    Love for doing work that may help others. Contribution toward community.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best but for a high school student or early college is respectable. They do not allow overtime. Are very strict with dress code ex. I am a recreation employ whos job is to supervise children and assist with activities, sports, an games, but they insist on designer jeans being unproffesional, as well as any patterned shorts whether it is black and grey plaid or subtle stripes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To focus on both sides of the story when their is employee conflictions and put time in visiting the sites and providing necesities for proper functionality of the program.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Limited promotion opportunity

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Costa Mesa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    dedicated people, friendly staff, citizen oriented

    Cons

    court ordered lay off/hiring freeze, little room for upward mobility, under paid, current political climate,

    The city currently employs mostly unpaid interns as a result of the current budget problems and politicals. For a high school graduate or college student, the experience may be worthwhile but promotion is currently near impossible.

    Neutral Outlook

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