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at times, everything you could ask for; most of the time, deploring due to poor supervisors and management policies.

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Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Los Angeles full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

a few managers are still with the City; you might get to work with the various consultants, who are typically very good.

Cons

extremely poor policies regarding use of OT to get the work out; the typical supervisor has very little if any clue on how to supervise; the City's standards for supervising may be good and written, but managers and higher-level supervisors typically do not use them; poor capabilities by the Mayor and City Administrative Officer translate to poor morale and significantly reduce effectiveness at all levels - only when they have to get out of the way, or when they want something done so the Mayor can get a photo op, is something accomplished in a timely manner

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get With The Program! Enable staff to perform at a higher level by providing training, adequate computers and software, and enough OT to get the job done in a timely manner; and get some decent supervisors!!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

57 Other Employee Reviews for Los Angeles (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Friendly people, not much learning experience - intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are friendly at the face. Work load is light. Working environment is good. suppliers are generous.

    Cons

    Little learning experience - interns are the king of photocopier and scanner. Other than preparing handout for meeting, there is nothing much needed for an intern. Feels like a waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better structured internship, or rather, there is no need to have graduate students to do copying work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities for advancement for people without college degrees.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Clerk Typist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Clerk Typist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Above Average Salary, Benefits, Camaraderie, Work Environment

    Cons

    Middle Management jockeying for higher positions, lose focus.
    Micromanagement is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and trust employees to do their jobs and the right thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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