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Mesa Public Schools Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
27 Reviews
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27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa Public Schools part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the working environment and the community.

    Cons

    The intentionally keep you just under full time so they don't have to give you benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mesa Public Schools

    Pros

    I love my job. The best K-12 district to work for in the state of Arizona.

    Cons

    As with any large school district, there are going to be issues. But overall everyone is working for the greater good of teaching kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student worker

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa Public Schools

    Pros

    low stress work environment
    fun work

    Cons

    being a student want able to get many hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I worked at Mesa Public Schools for two years and a half. I enjoyed working for the schools. The staff was great.

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    Former Employee - Facilities Assistant in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Facilities Assistant in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa Public Schools full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Calm paced, easy work, fair pay, Monday- Friday.

    Cons

    Non flexible hours, respond to multiple emergencies at once at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not have favorites!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a dead end job.

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    Former Employee - SEI Technician in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - SEI Technician in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa Public Schools part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Given holidays and weekends off.

    Cons

    No benefits or career advancement opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Instructional Aide in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Instructional Aide in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa Public Schools part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Come to work, do your thing and leave. No work to take home. AWESOME schedule. No surprises. I loved the fact that I could have a life outside of work and it was very low stress.

    Cons

    No money. Anywhere. Really sad because there are so many talented people here. The only way to make any money is to become an administrator.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's a falling system.

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    Former Employee - Cleaning Supervisor in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Cleaning Supervisor in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa Public Schools full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is generally stable. Benefits are great for a single person.

    Cons

    Layoffs have been an issue, along with work furloughs. Every department is streamlining, to the point they can't function as is expected. Benefits for additional family members is hundreds per month per individual.

    Government is unable to properly fund, there's not enough public support. In general, it's falling. I quit because I had over ten years in but over ten years to go until retirement. I honestly did not see my job and possibly department existing that long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are obviously overworked with the resources they're allowed. Not enough empathy is given for that. And quit wasting money on big screen, flat screens, and other non-essentials. Yes some things to make it appear better but it sure doesn't help as people are losing jobs and distrust in your system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I really enjoyed working for Mesa Public Schools. They showed a friendly environment and I felt like family.

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    Former Employee - Clerical Aide in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Clerical Aide in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa Public Schools part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I learned new skills for example: Industrial Lamination machine, Kronos system where I kept track of the instructional aides time cards. Learned how to run the Synergy system to retrieve student data for testing labels.

    Cons

    Part time hours and low pay was my main complaint. They only allowed classified employees up to 29 hours a week for a pay mostly under 10.00/hr.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Could be a lifetime company

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Teacher in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa Public Schools full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the highest paying districts in the Valley. Lots of professional development and mentoring. Laid-back work environment. Staff is usually friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Technology needs an upgrade, but that requires public funding. Need more consistent discipline for the students among staff and administration within certain schools.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overworked and underappreciated

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mesa, AZ
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa Public Schools as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's not bad if you want to be with your kids and you don't mind spending lots of time there.

    Cons

    Too many hours are required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The RIF is unethical. Requiring employees to volunteer 60 hours just to stay secure in their jobs is slave labor - literally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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