Los Angeles Metro – Why Work For Us?

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Overview
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area.

Vision
Safe, clean, reliable, on-time, courteous service dedicated to providing Los Angeles County with a world class transportation system

Mission
Metro is responsible for the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective transportation system for Los Angeles County

Values
Safety: We commit to ensure that our employees, passengers and the general public’s safety is always our first consideration.

Service Excellence: We commit to provide safe, clean, reliable, on-time, courteous service for our clients and customers.

Workforce Development: We commit to make Metro a learning organization that attracts, develops, motivates and retains a world class workforce.

Fiscal Responsibility: We commit to manage every tax payer and customer-generated dollar as if it were coming from our own pocket.

Innovation and Technology: We commit to actively participate in identifying best practices for continuous improvement.

Sustainability: We commit to reduce, re-use and recycle all internal resources and reduce green house gas emissions.

Integrity: We commit to rely on the professional ethics and honesty of every Metro employee.

Teamwork: We commit to actively blend our individual talents to achieve world-class performance and service.

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Core Business Goals
Goal 1: Improve transit services

Goal 2: Deliver quality capital projects on time and within budget

Goal 3: Exercise fiscal responsibility

Goal 4: Provide leadership for the region’s mobility agenda

Goal 5: Develop an effective and efficient workforce

Goal 6: Secure local, state and federal funding

Goal 7: Maintain open lines of communication

Goal 8: Enhance a safety-conscious culture with employees contractors and customers

Goal 9: Sustain the environment with energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Come Aboard!

Join Metro’s team of dedicated transportation professionals and help provide the people of Los Angeles County with one of the most effective and efficiently operated mass transit systems in the entire country.

Metro offers a variety of employment opportunities that present exciting challenges and growth opportunities in an outstanding work environment.

Metro also offers its employees competitive salaries and an attractive benefit package which includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision health insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • Paid holidays, sick leave and vacation leave or Time Off with Pay
  • Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation and 401 (K) Thrift Saving Plans
  • Tuition and professional development assistance
  • In-house training programs
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts
  • Transit Passes for employees and/or eligible dependents and Transportation Subsidy

To provide a safe and customer-friendly experience for those traveling on Metro’s system, and to maintain a professional work environment for Metro employees, Metro has adopted a policy prohibiting employees showing visible body-art modifications in the workplace. Body-art modifications include, but are not limited to: tattoos, branding, intentional scarring, sub-dermal implants, non-ear piercings and gauge earrings. All Metro employees must cover up (or remove) visibly exposed body-art modifications at all times in the workplace, or while representing Metro in an official capacity.

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Universal City/Studio City Station Pedestrian Bridge Project

Located at the intersection of Lankershim Blvd and Universal Hollywood Drive, the bridge will provide safe & convenient pedestrian access in the area surrounding the Metro Red Line Station and the Universal Studios Tram Stop.

Project Benefits:

  • Access to three corners of Lankershim Blvd & Universal Hollywood Drive intersection
  • Plazas fitted with escalator, stair and elevator facilities at these corners
  • Visually light and transparent architectural appearance
  • Enhanced safety with elimination of pedestrian traffic across Lankershim and minimized traffic at Universal Terrace Drive
  • Conformance to ADA standards
  • Pedestrian lighting along the entire length of the bridge and at plaza levels
  • Open air, “roofless design” (Escalator and stairs will be covered)
  • Greater relief of traffic congestion

Facts at a Glance:

  • PROJECT: Universal City/Studio City Station Pedestrian Bridge
  • LOCATION: Universal City/Studio City Metro Red Line Station / intersection of Lankershim Blvd & Universal Hollywood Drive
  • CONSTRUCTION START DATE: July 2014
  • PROJECTED COMPLETION DATE: Spring 2016
  • PROJECT DURATION: Approximately two years

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  • My experience has been great, a lot of opportunity.

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    Current Employee - BUS-OPERATOR in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - BUS-OPERATOR in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    3 pensions, descent benefits, consecutive days off, work as much as you want.

    Cons

    You have to put in a long time before you can get month vacation, but hey it doesn't matter....vacations are paid. As for floater days, I would like to see more.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good, most used to be operators so they understand a good amount most of the time.


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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online (the application only requires a resume and a cover letter), and was contacted for an in-person interview. There, I was offered the internship and I accepted. The internships pay quite well, given the average pay for internships. The only thing I would suggest is to prepare answering questions as you usually might, as it is always best to be prepared for the usual questions asked in an interview (strengths, weaknesses, further questions etc.)

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected was asked, everything was straightforward. As mentioned above, the only questions asked pertained to strengths, weaknesses, and further questions that I had for them. If I were you, I would not expect any real difference from what I encountered. Everything is pretty homogenous.   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Website www.metro.net
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1964
Type Government
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

In the City of Angels, it takes more than wings to get around. Thanks to the bus and rail systems of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or Metro), millions of passengers are carried through one of the most populous counties in the US via Metro Bus, Metrolink (commuter rail), and Metro Rail (subway and light rail). Together, they cover an extensive freeway network, four airports, and various ports. LACTMA operates these systems and it serves as a transportation planner, designer, and builder. A 14-member board consisting of elected ... More

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