- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Port of Los Angeles full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
No. 1 reason to work for the Port of LA is the Port of LA.
First of all, no matter what work you'll be doing, most likely you will be right next to the Harbor. Which has a great affect on everyone's attitude and brings me to my next point, the people of the Port. Everyone is very helpful and they take their time to help you in any way that they can. We have a great management team in the Construction Division that really sets the standards high for the rest of everybody else. There is minimal micro-management but you will never walk alone without guidance. And of course, working for the city has its benefits such as inexpensive health insurance as well as great retirement benefits. Last but not least, you are working for an important operation that makes a difference in everyone's lives on a daily basis, considering all of the imports and exports that travel through this fascinating transportation node.Cons
Some of the processes and procedures that govern the administration can be done in a much more efficient matter. However, since this is a public agency, it takes a lot of time and effort to make changes to such standards. But the Port has a very young work force, especially within the Construction and Engineering divisions, and there is sufficient room allowed for growth for the younger generation, who are most likely to make such changes to some of these outdated procedures.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep up the good work.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Port of Los Angeles.Interview Details
I found the application through a email from my department. I applied and a month or two later I received an email asking to pick an appointment date because I have been selected for an interview. I chose my date and the day of the interview I was greeted by two men and escorted me to a room with four people. Two of them were in charge of the recruiting and the other two were engineers (one being the chief engineer).
The questions were all based on character and experiences. At the very end they give you an assignment which is to write about a class that you've enjoyed or learned from and explain why. My interpretation was they wanted to see your writing skills, how you organize your ideas and apply them.Interview Questions
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The Port of Los Angeles, one of the busiest US trade gateways, encompasses about 7,500 acres and includes about 45 miles of waterfront property at San Pedro Bay. Operating as a landlord port, it leases property to tenants that manage terminals and other port facilities. The Port of Los Angeles consists of more than 25 major cargo terminals, which include liquid bulk, container, automobile, breakbulk (cargo not in a container), and dry bulk terminals, as well as facilities used by cruise lines. Containers account for most of the port's traffic. A department of the City of...