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Mesa Public Schools Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • The day starts very early and very few employees are able to continue driving a school bus full time through the summer (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, in my experience they didn't want you to go over 39 hours per week otherwise they would have to give you benefits (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Special Education Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    Summers off allows for recovering from the school year.

    Cons

    Long hours during the year

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to the teacher that ask for it.


  2. "Guidance counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Holidays and summers are off

    Cons

    More work than paid for

    Advice to Management

    Salaries must rise to maintain and recruit employees


  3. "Ed Tech Trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director Tech Trainer in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Director Tech Trainer in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An Ed Tech position allows you to be creative and it is a great team to work with.

    Cons

    Salary freezes and the new salary formula means little to no pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Better teacher pay leads to teachers feeling valued for what they do.


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  5. "Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mesa Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Great Management. I learned a lot working at this school and the Mesa Public Schools District. I would recommend working at this location to anyone.

    Cons

    Large Class sizes. location in mesa.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Great District"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Teacher
    Current Employee - Art Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of money to support students and teachers.
    Great support system for teachers.
    Clear goals to meet.
    Work to make the students and teachers successful.

    Cons

    Same as any teaching position in any district: Red tape, red tape, and more red tape for what seem simple procedures.


  7. "4th Grade ELD Teacher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Several paid professional trainings offered through the district. Wonderful National Board Certification financial and coaching support.

    Cons

    Too many assessments for students throughout the school year.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  8. "Teacher -MPS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Public Schools full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Co - workers will assist you.
    Freedom with materials to work with and teach students
    Strong support systems

    Cons

    May be burnt out easily
    Schools are not new
    Management of students can be challenging at times
    Drive time can be far


  9. "School Bus Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere with friendly coworkers. They are very flexible to your schedule if you are going to school.

    Cons

    Depending on the route the kids can be frustrating or obnoxious. Have to have a clean driving record.


  10. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Kids were great! Lots of professional collabiration.

    Cons

    Little support from admin, district, or parents. Environment of sabotage and ambush.

    Advice to Management

    Value the professionals you have.


  11. "This place is awesome to work. Great hours!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa Public Schools full-time

    Pros

    Summer off, weekends off, no evenings, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Little opportunities for full time.



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