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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Antonio R. Villaraigosa
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    Varied and interesting experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Senior Project Coordinator

    I worked at Los Angeles full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -You can gain exposure to many different disciplines and fields. You could be working at the Housing Department for a few years, then transfer to the Police Department, then get promoted to a position at the Zoo, then transfer to Rec and Parks, or one of 20+ other departments.
    -Generous compensation for most positions
    -Exceptionally generous benefits (see cons)
    -Prior to the recession, professional development opportunities were plentiful. I received advanced training in MS Access and Excel, HTML, Dreamweaver, and all sorts of soft skills. I attended regional and national conferences. All of that ended around 2009.

    Cons

    -Employees did not pay a dime toward health benefits. That made me very uncomfortable because the taxpayer was footing that bill. And that is not a luxury that most workers enjoy. Any efforts to raise the issue with union representation were frowned upon. I appreciated being part of a union, but believed we should be footing at least 25-50% of the bill.
    -If you are a civil service exempt employee or you work for an elected official, there is no such thing as guaranteed employment. If your boss terms out or doesn't get re-elected, then you are on your own unless they 'protect' you.
    -Attitudes of employees who 'clockwatchers' or are 'phoning in their perfomance' can be disheartening.
    -Very hard to get a non entry-level job with the City without knowing anyone.

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    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Los Angeles.

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    Civil service test and interview. Followed by dept interviews. And that's about all it takes. Making me put in 50 words to describe a very straightforward process is ridiculous.

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Website www.lacity.org
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1781
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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Los Angeles may be a Mecca for the rich, famous, and wannabes but there is little glamour in running a city of more than 4 million people. Governing responsibilities are shared among the city's mayor and city council, while more than 40 various commissions, departments, and bureaus see to the more mundane daily operations that keep the wheels spinning. Elected every four years, the mayor appoints most commission members (subject to approval by the city council) and serves as the city's executive officer. Also elected to four year terms, the city's 15 district council... More

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