Mesa Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. In hindsight, I wish I never left

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    Former Employee - Flight
    Former Employee - Flight

    I worked at Mesa (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to see the world.

    Cons

    The pay is low....but my recruiter told me in advance.

  2. Clerical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Four 10 hour day work week with Friday's off.

    Cons

    Depending who you work for, very controlling, non-trusting, non-equal treatment. Zero flexibility with little communication and training. Favoritism is abundant. Opinions and ideas are not solicited nor encouraged. Extreme micro-managed environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly and ethically with equal opportunities. The HR Dept is pro-management and unethical with regard to confidentiality and needs to understand that no matter the person’s title, situation, or length of service, ‘honesty and ethics’ applies to all, as does the accountability of such. Train managers to truly set the example by walking the talk relative to the City’s core values.

  3. Great place to work, flexible work schedule, 4 day work weeks the norm for most

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    Current Employee - Itd in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Itd in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Four day work week, State retirement plan, good benefits, lots of interesting projects

    Cons

    Constrained budgets, moving away from a promote from within mentality, lots of outsourcing, very political environment, lack of training

    Advice to Management

    Better career path options and more support from promote from within efforts, smarter outsourcing, more training

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  5. Narcissist Culture

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    Current Employee - Finance in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Finance in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    4/10 work week and Health & Wellness Center

    Cons

    Lack of competent leaders. Nepotism is still allowed. Large organization still managed with 1950's philosophy. People not matched to position.

    Advice to Management

    Use Briggs Meyer test to match people to position. Stop bullying and narcissistic management.

  6. Great people and atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Good Base Pay
    Chance for Promotion - almost all in house
    Lots of fun

    Cons

    Aquatics administration chooses favorites
    Young staff can be immature
    Somewhat stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Less bias in promotion and hiring process

  7. Has its up's and down's

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, coworkers, and benefits.

    Cons

    Management. The only problem I ran into was regarding a promotion. After my supervisor's left, I was given the positions responsibilities, on top of my own. I asked about a raise many times but approval never came. Instead, it stayed on hold, and I was expected to overextend and be content with doing two jobs.

  8. Not a progressive city!

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Mesa as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The light rail will hopefully revitalize the city and it's conservative people.

    Cons

    You have to wait for someone to retire to move up the ladder, even if you have better work ethic.

  9. Small town mentality

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The City offers great health benefits and retirement.

    Cons

    At least for my job, I am expected to work 60+ hours a week, every week on salary and to just "be happy I have a job." Well, I am happy I have a job, but it would be nice if management showed a little more appreciation and respect for the work some of us put in. Promotional opportunities are practically non-existent. COLA's went away years ago. Raises were frozen for many years. It's hard not to get discouraged.

    Mesa is one of the largest cities in Arizona but is stuck in the past. It is extremely conservative, and not just because of the predominantly Mormon population. Any ideas that challenge the status quo are seen as threatening and objectionable. No wonder there are so many old people here and the downtown business are scratching their heads wondering how to attract a younger demographic and night life. The sidewalks roll up at 5pm and there is nothing to do here for those of us that are under 50 and don't want to go to bed at 8pm.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Some of the younger people have some really good ideas, but management tends to still do the same old things or only listen to tenured employees who have been here forever. Sometimes new ideas work!

  10. Helpful (2)

    Tread Carefully

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The City benefits are terrific, and your positions are protected much more than a normal company.

    Cons

    Employees that do not feel they need to excel at their jobs, hiring freeze within the City for 5+ years so no raises for anyone, bureaucratic paperwork, and most importantly extremely poor high-level management.
    The Executive Director only believes in BEING right, instead of DOING what's right. No creativity, collaboration, or knowledge of how to communicate between departments about goals, productivity or teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    That list is too long and they wouldn't believe it anyway.

  11. Bad middle management

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    Former Employee - IT CLERK I
    Former Employee - IT CLERK I

    I worked at Mesa full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    East Valley location and 4-day work week

    Cons

    Poor middle management
    No job training except for "pets"

    Advice to Management

    none

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