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City of Lenexa, KS Reviews

Updated September 28, 2016
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  1. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Lenexa, KS full-time

    Pros

    Amazing staff, great people.The city really cares about making the pools the best they can be for their citizens, which includes having great lifeguarding staff to maintain active surveillance and keep patrons safe. A fun and safe environment to work in.

    Cons

    There are not many down sides. The city trains its lifeguards very well, which some may see the training sessions as a hassle or downside, however they are only investing in their workers to make sure they have the tools in their pocket to succeed at the job.

    Advice to Management

    Management did a great job. They also have head guards who are very helpful in working under the managers to be a direct communication link to the lifeguards.


  2. "Fire Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic organization to work for. Great environment, culture, and benefits.

    Cons

    There are no cons working for this city.


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, working environment, skill and dedication of staff, excellent reputation of workforce in community.

    Cons

    Organization is working hard to bring pay in line with competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent and keep listening to your people!


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  5. "Firefighter/EMT-B"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Lenexa, KS full-time

    Pros

    Great city to work for.

    Cons

    Competitive pay is lower than surrounding cities.


  6. "Great culture, great staff and great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Lenexa, KS full-time

    Pros

    This city is committed to living its values:
    1. Make every decision with integrity;
    2. Deliver results through teamwork;
    3. Provide exceptional service;
    4. Lead into the future with vision;
    5. Dedication to excellence; and
    6. We care!

    The city provides competitive pay and an excellent benefit program. The employee wellness program is outstanding, providing an on-site medical clinic, fitness facility, medical screenings and wellness coaching, financial wellness programs, etc. There is room and opportunities for advancement. The organization is committed to employee development and promoting from within. Overall, it is a fun and dynamic place to work.

    Cons

    Some neighboring cities pay more but the benefits and culture at Lenexa make up for the difference in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the staff and keep your employee's engagement as a number one priority!


  7. "OK Local Government"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Lenexa, KS full-time

    Pros

    Excellent retirement benefits. In addition to KPERS, Lenexa offers a 401a retirement plan along with a 457 deferred comp plan.
    In general, a good management structure with dedicated employees

    Cons

    Some inexperienced and unprofessional managers make some positions difficult to work in.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion from within is not always a good fit. The lack of formal training when promotions occur is seriously lacking.


  8. "Beware of this one."

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    Former Employee - Temp in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Temp in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers a flexible four ten hour four day a week job that let's you enjoy Friday, sat, and Sundays off! sweet!

    Cons

    The atmosphere in some areas are great while there are some other areas that
    have co-workers talk to you in a bad way. If you ask them to talk to you with some respect you will be fired! This place is filled with a very diverse group of people that have been left to make supervisor's decisions. If they don't want to do a job they will simply place you in that job It's a lose, lose situation for temp's and black's move out and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Let the supervisor's do their job and stop ignoring complaint's from temps about over baring controlling and bad co-workers from your worst nightmare!


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    "To tell the truth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Lenexa, KS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you passion is in what you do then seek employement elsewhere.

    Cons

    Burn a cake, hide it with frosting, make it look great, but in reality it is rotten. Lack of leadership, gross favortisim based on what lower ranking employees provide as opportunities to there superiors such as vacation destinations. Lack of equal training opportunities, reverse discrimination, high employee turn over rates, unfair promotions automatically given without posting positions availible, hidden agendas, lack of teamwork, lack of accountability, mental abuse by superiors, veiled threats, lack of follow-up, supression of better ideas, unfair distribution of overtime opportunities, management stuck up attitudes, self interests, blocked vacation days and significant morale issues based on all of the above.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership, Accountability, Honesty, Communication, Compassion, Integrity. Promote vision, creativity, communication, professionalism.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "City of Lenexa, Kansas – Observations and assessment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The City’s benefit package offered substantial medical and dental coverage for individuals (employee) and dependents (spouse and/or children). Competitive with private sector packages.

    Cons

    •The BMPs observed and practiced by upper-management sometimes adversely affect non-management employees.
    •Encountered age-related bias from fellow co-workers and management.
    •Promotion and/or education opportunities discussed as inclusive terms of employment were not supported by upper/management during duration of employment. (Multiple requests for job-related training opportunities were denied by management, despite ‘Meets Expectation’ performance reviews.)

    Advice to Management

    •Encourage employees in personal development. Your employees are your assets.
    •Require ‘effective communication’ courses/credits of all management personnel, with potential for 'maintenance' level criteria.
    •Communication is a quintessential tool in contemporary America. Effective communication can ‘make’ or ‘break’ a deal.
    •Incorporate sensitivity training as part of employee curriculum for all personnel – non/management alike.
    •Re-evaluate City’s benefits’ policy and/or documentation on education reimbursement. If employees’ requests are within the guidelines, re-evaluate departmental policies on dis/approving continuing education requests. Be consistent.