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City of Las Cruces Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  1. "Good Pay and Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Las Cruces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid time off, retirement plan, and insurance are all great. Pay is decent, there is definitely room to grow and transfer within the city.

    Cons

    Things can get very political when it comes to favoring certain people for promotions. . Not very flexible with hours.


  2. "Great Organization"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Las Cruces full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leasership, good pay, and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    I wish I did not have to move out of the area.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the progress that is making Las Cruces a great city.

  3. "Mediocre/Definitely have to keep yourself busy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Las Cruces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay is good, Almost all staff is kind no matter what department you are at.

    Cons

    Minimal training in position when I arrived, kind of had to just figure it out.

    Advice to Management

    Management seemed to be a pleasant experience.


  4. "Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Las Cruces full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, a bit expensive but medical good options.

    Cons

    Key employee support departments are micro managed and not able to fully engage with staff.
    Employees with unethical behavior are rewarded.
    No confidential outlets for employees.
    No employee development/training coordination for department managers and directors.
    Hiring process is slow and not partnered with HR.

    Advice to Management

    Professional Development and training for all staff.
    Need more department support and "input" with regards to pay and benefits.


  5. "Youth monitor and"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Las Cruces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really flexible with hours, great management

    Cons

    At times you are asked to attend a mandatory meeting at inconvenient times of the day

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "It's more about the City's policies than what we do"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Las Cruces full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall, the compensation and benefits are not bad, especially for the region. There is opportunity to shape your job somewhat and good collaboration across the City departments. People often stay at the City for a long time.

    Cons

    Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Inflexibility, inflexibility, inflexibility. It's all about policy and procedure, which trumps goals and visions and efficiency and productivity every time. Want to propose a new program? Great: here's 87 forms to fill out that no one will read, except to reject it over formatting.

    Advice to Management

    Make some space for innovation. There are lots of great, committed people who are looking for new positions because of the onerous burden of procedural red tape. You have such great resources! Let them shine.


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    "Great but Strings Attached"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Cruces, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at City of Las Cruces full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company offers great benefits and good salaries with opportunities for longevity pay. The biggest plus is local government experience and community contribution.

    Cons

    This government is a bit of a good ole boy system with only those who have made connections rising to the top. Typically getting an interview is difficult unless you know someone or are willing to start at the very bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Play favoritism less and focus on encouraging your employees instead of automatically brining them down. It is hard to be a team player when the team never gets the credit, only management.

  8. "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Administrator
    Former Employee - Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, coworkers, training opportunities, salary

    Cons

    Some upper level managers do not adhere to policies

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to policies


  9. "City of Las Cruces"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Regular work force are great people.

    Cons

    No advancement, office politics, city politics, lack of vision, management not functional.

    Advice to Management

    No amount of advice would help.


  10. "Normal local government employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Las Cruces (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Administration tries to connect with staff. Salaries commensurate with area;

    Cons

    Inefficiency is rampant, and there are no repercussions for poor performing employees.


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