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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Location, relaxed work environment (not a lot of evils of corporate America), can maintain work life balance better here.

    Cons

    Some teams within the city are far behind in technology, too much hierarchy, typical "government attitude", red tape. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but this is typical.

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    It's got the best working environment more favorable to employees. Some may be pushing it. Several people who should have retired continue to work and that brings down (in my opinion) overall performance. At the time, I am sympathetic to the city employees that built their life there - some have been working there for over 40+ years. They cannot simply go out and survive. City should create some alternate programs/projects, so some of these employees can phase out slowly and lead way to more youngsters. Mere pension plan isn't enough.

    On the other hand, unions seem to be controlling a lot of those. While I am a proponent of unions in general (I believe this balances the evils of corporate America), some of the union decisions seem ludicrous. For e.g., at the city, a lot of IT works belong to the same union as the Janitors - no disrespect to them, but I feel the priorities and the work style of the 2 groups are totally different (opposite?) that for IT employees, the union feels like a misfit.

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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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