Mesa

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Mesa Reviews

Updated 21 October, 2014
Updated 21 October, 2014
15 Reviews
2.5
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people and atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Head Lifeguard in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Mesa part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Good Base Pay
    Chance for Promotion - almost all in house
    Lots of fun

    Cons

    Aquatics administration chooses favorites
    Young staff can be immature
    Somewhat stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bias in promotion and hiring process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Has its up's and down's

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I worked at Mesa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hours, coworkers, and benefits.

    Cons

    Management. The only problem I ran into was regarding a promotion. After my supervisor's left, I was given the positions responsibilities, on top of my own. I asked about a raise many times but approval never came. Instead, it stayed on hold, and I was expected to overextend and be content with doing two jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a progressive city!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mesa as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The light rail will hopefully revitalize the city and it's conservative people.

    Cons

    You have to wait for someone to retire to move up the ladder, even if you have better work ethic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Small town mentality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (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
  6.  

    Bad middle management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT CLERK I
    Former Employee - IT CLERK I

    I worked at Mesa full-time (more than an 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tread Carefully

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (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
  8.  

    Clerk

    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist I in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist I in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I worked at Mesa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Able to work 4x10, friendly people

    Cons

    It was a wonderful place to wrk

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I worked at Mesa full-time (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
  11.  

    best pharmacy to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech[
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech[

    I have been working at Mesa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    every body works a team to provide patient treatment.

    Cons

    its a new company and still growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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