LA County Department of Public Works

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  1. survey

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to work here

    Cons

    nothing is bad in here


  2. Work hard show up everyday and still no promotion

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    Current Employee - Public Works in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Public Works in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok pay and good medical and all

    Cons

    Very bad when it comes to favoritism, and I've been here 4 years working harder then most, with a know how from past jobs, college. Guys with little time and NO know-how are passing me up. There not looking for talent nor a hard working drive. ONLY looking for guys they like to talk to and go to eat with. Guys with no experience driving trucks getting heavy truck position in 2 years . Ive went to college for them, only take about 3 sick days a year for them, work very hard with little supervision and always have a good can do attitude and still no promotion , boss treats me like I'm a nobody and treats the new guy "he" hired like a king. I have been treated like crap for to long.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the favoritism. Promote the guys that eared there way.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Luck of the draw

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It all depends which division and who your supervisor is as to whether or not you will enjoy the job. Can be laid back or overly stressful for the type of job. I gave it four stars because I really enjoyed the first division I was in, but have hated the one I transferred to (by my own request).

    Cons

    The massive diversity push is a detriment in my opinion. It slows down work when you can't understand 3/4 of the people in your department.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people that can communicate effectively.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    civil engineering assistant

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    4/40 schedule is the best ever, you have three days weekend every week. Most of the people you work with are very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    the work you do may not related to engineering.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good experience if you get in the right place

    Current Employee - Associate Civil Engineer in Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Civil Engineer in Alhambra, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been fortunate enough to get to work on very exciting projects with great people. Pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    I have heard there are many unmotivated poor workings so it could be difficult having them work for you. Growth is very slow here.


  7. Helpful (2)

    comfortably numb

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    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineering Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineering Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great salary. pays overtime. work mon - thur 10 hours a day, so we have 3 day weekends every weekend. Opportunity for rotation to learn a little from different divisons

    Cons

    Boring and not challenging. You don't really do any engineering work. When it comes time for the PE exam, you forget mostly everything you learned in college.

    Advice to Management

    Be open for ideas. Do not overwork your employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    great people. generous staff. supportive.

    Cons

    too many furlough days for employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great work place, but the hiring freeze has got to go!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment, benefits, people.

    Cons

    Hiring freeze is preventing the county to find more talented individuals.


  10. Helpful (1)

    its been consistent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends

    Pros

    stable employment, good experience helping business comply with regulations, good medical, dental, and vision benefits; good retirement options, closeness to home

    Cons

    it becomes monotonous very fast, management is using outdated computers, software, resources, salary increments are rare, need to rotate engineers to other departments to gain more experience

    Advice to Management

    it becomes monotonous very fast, management is using outdated computers, software, resources, salary increments are rare, need to rotate engineers to other departments to gain more experience


  11. Helpful (1)

    Office Aide

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very friendly environment to work it.

    Cons

    Superior is not here when you have a question to ask.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide more opportunities for recent graduates.



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