The work can be stressful but rewarding, coworkers are all hardworking and good natured. The officers are gruff at times but we still work very well together and I'm proud to say that Mesquite doesn't have problem officers like other cities and towns. The only downside is management. It seems to be very easy to get in trouble and dispatchers often feel as though the rest of the department views them negatively and that has a severe impact on moral and the ability to keep dispatchers.
Working here would not add much experience and the only reason people tend to stay here is because of the retirement benefits. Nepotism is a big in here even if you have education and/or experience you won't be considered for any internal position. They have too much unnecessary rules and regulations which is only applicable for certain people, upper management can certainly get away without having to go through "RULES". if you are looking for career advancement then this is not the place but rather if you are looking for a stable job then this would be a good place for you.
Recreation Coordinator (Current Employee) – Goodbar Senior Center – January 24, 2018
Would continue to work there if there would be more room for advancement within the city with in the Parks and Rec department, I enjoy working with and around the senior citizens, always busy. I love driving the seniors on trips and enjoying their company. My boss is great and a fun to work for ~ we have well oil group of employees at our senior center.
Typical day at work was fast paced and busy I learned to focus on the end result Management was good workplace culture is very open the hardest part of the job was dealing with angry people the most enjoyable part of the job was helping the elderly.
This municipality is great for entry and mid-level positions. They require a lot from you; therefore you will learn a lot. They also have good benefits such as health insurance and retirement packages.
I have worked for the City of Mesquite for over 2 years now. It is by far the best job I have ever had, and great for a college student. The only problem is the recent hours being cut means you can only work 20 hours max a week. Other than that the starting pay is good and the people are great!
Public Works Construction Inspector (Current Employee) – Mesquite, TX – September 17, 2016
I have no complaints. I have opportunities there that just a few years ago, I did not have. I weathered the Economic downturn and horrible job market for 9 years. It's the best job I have had in 10 years.
Super fun working everyday got a nice tan and was around beautiful children everyday that knew how to make me laugh. It was always scary trying to save someone but that what you gotta do when your a lifeguard!
A typical day at work for the Budget Analyst consisted of approving invoices for contracts, going over contracts, helping others with issues that they might have with the budget. Year long cycles consist of setting up budgets and helping the departments set up for the next fiscal year.
I learned the MUNIS system very well.
Management for the budget office could work on their communication skills. More often than not the management staff would not communicate their desires effectively. Co-Workers are some of the best people that you will work with.
The hardest part about this job is keeping busy. There are times that you will be done with work and there will be nothing that you can help with. If you can't find anything to do they will hit you with a "loafing" violation.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the work life balance. The job is 8-5 and once it hits 5, you can go home and not worry.
The employees are some of the best people that you will work with, Work is mainly 8-5 with an hour break for lunch
The compensation is lacking, the benefits are lacking, there is no upward movement within the city, You will have to stay in a position at least 10 years before you can be considered a higher position, Lateral movement is limited, Training at the City of Mesquite is almost nonexistent