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Mesa Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Great City and great group of people!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Litigation Paralegal in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very caring and helpful people and salary is reasonable. I have really enjoyed my time with the City!

    Cons

    I wouldn't say that there are any cons of working here. When there is an issue, there are several avenues created in order to assist you and it's a "safe" environment.


  2. "City of Mesa"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The City of Mesa is a great place to work with outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is not great but if you can be patient you will receive a great pension.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop your people. I appreciate how City Management, and Executive Staff have invested in me and afforded me opportunities to advance my career.

  3. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for as a college student.
    Very flexible and always looking to help you pick up hours if need be

    Cons

    Takes up some time on the weekends but usually only the first half of a Saturday

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve relationships between employees and management


  4. "Horrible management."

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    Former Employee - Construction Equipment Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Construction Equipment Driver in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Mesa (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great lower level employees. Awesome medical insurance. Per-diem is low but it helps because they can give it to you each week.

    Cons

    Overtime is seriously horrible. The upper management are like chickens with their heads cut off, nothing runs smoothly. The pay is almost outright robbery for the work.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication skills is a must.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Mormons need only apply"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great if you are Mormon or if you are in with favoritism, nepotism, and cronyism. Benefits and policies do not extend to all. But if you receive the full benefits, such as 4x10 and flexible schedule, permitted overtime to complete heavy workloads, and tuition reimbursement (etc...), then it might be a good place to work. A few supervisors and fellow city employees are most excellent but that is not enough to tolerate the worst of the worst supervisors and employees.

    Cons

    Favoritism, nepotism, and cronyism. Rampant corruption, unethical, discriminatory practice and some of these employees should be sitting in prison for the things that they do. If you are working under one of the many tyranny supervisors then your life will be a living hell. If you complain, you absolutely will be retaliated against. Employees are prohibited from organizing a union and do not have anyone to advocate for them.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the corruption, hire and promote only the best qualified applicants, and audit departments on a routine basis. Verify that policies and benefits are not exclusive and that Mesa's Core Values are consistently applied. Reach out to the public and local business for feedback on employee work performance instead of just relying on supervisors with hidden agendas. Provide true advocacy for fair and equitable treatment and an outlet to report anonymously. HR should visit hiring departments to determine department needs instead of just relying on a piece of paper with key words in the job description. HR should also provide more assistance and resources to applicants. Resources and assistance that is available should be advertised during the application process (i.e. notify applicants that did not meet eligibility to see if additional assistance is needed or offer mock interviews to applicants that are scheduled for an interview). Allow employees to adequately cross-train or job shadow, currently they are allowed a maximum of 3 days which is not enough to prepare them for a career change. Allow employees to participate in internships without risk to their current position. I am aware of some employees that have had their jobs protected for one year while they worked in another position/department and some employees have left and returned to their position & department multiple times. If this is not going to be offered to everyone, then it should not be offered to anyone.


  6. "Nice people don't except to get a full time job if you are part time"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Instructor in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nice people, i love the students

    Cons

    don't except to get a full time job if you are part time

    Advice to Management

    hire people with phds


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mesa (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. One of the best places I worked for.

    Cons

    Temp assignment, no benefits but has nothing to do with the City of Mesa.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing...keep up the good work

  8. "Senior Auditor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization values its employees. It has excellent benefits. It works a 4 -10 schedule with every Friday off. Supervisors are well trained and supportive of their employees.

    Cons

    The 10 hour days take a while to get used to, If you have a long commute it will make for a long work day. Most home activities have to be pushed to Friday.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your employees and they will work hard for you. Thank you for having a good training plan for supervisors and employees so that they can reach their full potential.


  9. "Clerical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mesa full-time

    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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Itd in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Itd in Mesa, AZ
    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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