Mesa Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
12 Reviews
2.5
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Bad middle management

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

    I worked at Mesa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    East Valley location and 4-day work week

    Cons

    Poor middle management
    No job training except for "pets"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Clerk

    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist I  in  Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist I in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Able to work 4x10, friendly people

    Cons

    It was a wonderful place to wrk

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Place to work

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are lazy and like to kiss butt, this job is for you.

    Cons

    People are lazy...seniority wins...regardless how talented you are.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor organizational planning and outlook

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    Former Employee - Police Officer  in  Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Mesa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good potential to have a clean run city

    Cons

    Top heavy administration without checks and balances on their activities. They do not value their employees. They make alot of unfulfilled promises and treat the employees like their enemies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement accountability to command staff and have an external auditor check into their business practices. There is a lot of activity they are involved with that is left unchecked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tread Carefully

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mesa full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    No respect given to new employees

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

    I worked at Mesa

    Pros

    Can be a fun place to work

    Cons

    Total Good old boy network

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Budget woes make working here dicey

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mesa

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefits and good vacation and sick day policies

    Cons

    They keep laying off staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making bad budget decisions. Upper Mgmt. is overpaid, and Middle mgmt is underpaid, or first to be laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mesa is unable to reward upcoming talent due to the entrenched policies that promote experience over ability.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa

    Pros

    Mesa provides is employees with a great benefits package and competitive pay ranges.

    Cons

    The majority of Mesa management are control freaks.... constantly looking to protect their position within the organization rather than developing and promoting employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad to work for, but remember you are just a number

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Mesa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is good. Benefits are very good. It still has somewhat of a small town mentality so you feel a part of a group.

    Cons

    Not very good at money management. Not too many attractions so tax money is very lacking in hard times. Raises may not come for many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if the little guy was given some weight when they spoke instead of always relying on top management to be right.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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