Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
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  1. Great environment

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly coworkers, good coffee

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. red tape

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    Pros

    excellent, passionate people working there. flexible hours, good benefits. very up to date on issues, people are friendly and open.

    Cons

    everyone has a slight "beat the system" mentality because of the extreme amounts of bureaucratic hoops one must jump through to get anything done.

  3. Great

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    Pros

    Great pace to work good work life bsksnce

    Cons

    Great not very professional at timea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. No growth potential

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    Current Employee - Staff Analyst, Health in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Analyst, Health in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, mostly dedicated staff, really hard to get fired, stable. LA County better off financially than most other government. Fairly friendly culture, many exciting and varied topics to get involved in.

    Cons

    No professional growth, stagnant salaries, ludicrous bureaucratic process to get on hiring lists for positions that may or may not exist, really hard to fire people that should be fired. Too much to do, not enough people. Under supported department in the County structure. If you're a salaried (exempt) employee out of step increases you get what you get in pay - no bonuses or COLA and good luck trying to get a promotion. Also, out of the box thinking encouraged verbally with no follow-through or actual implementation. It's a bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful if there was some follow through on the many, many promises of "department reorganization to enhance effectiveness and employee opportunity." You have dedicated staff who go above and beyond what most consider a typical government worker. Yet that dedication is not recognized by fostering growth into higher positions. A number of managers are retiring in the next few months and years and there are few individuals really able to step into those roles because their current positions are regimented and in a silo. Foster growth.

    Negative Outlook
  6. Student Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    Pros

    Flexible in terms of projects

    Cons

    Lack of guidance for a fresh graduate

  7. Job was good for first position outside of grad school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    Pros

    Feeling going helping the most neediest patients

    Cons

    Unable to do certain procedures or have newer equipment because of lack of funding

  8. EHS II and III's, generate all revenue and protect Public Health yet undervalued as Licensed educated Professionals

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    Current Employee - Environmental Health Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Health Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in a multi-cultural environment and exposure to other medical and scientific professionals. Established work weeks including a 4 day work week. Excellent Union health benefits and paid holidays.

    Cons

    New management style breeds favoritism, greed by increasing public health licenses and fees, cronyism, and lacks value for experienced Public Health professionals that conduct inspections and interact with residents of Los Angeles County daily. EH Management have spent millions of dollars on software companies in the last decade with little reprisal or held responsible by County officials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because of new directors, executive staff, their cronies and their selfish ambitious pursuit for recognition they have destroyed employee morale and thrown institutional knowledge into the gutter. Please consider engaging with experienced and dedicated EH professionals that have invested a career in Public Health and developed deep rooted relationships within communities throughout Los Angeles County.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. So far, I like it. It would be better if I was a permanent worker.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in South Gate, GA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in South Gate, GA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Starting pay is not bad, definitely opens doors for you to get to know people and move to higher positions.

    Cons

    repetitive job duties and it can be a bit boring sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. fun easy job with good people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    Pros

    Easy work with good pay for college students

    Cons

    can not move up in company

  11. Working for LA County Health Dept

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Commerce, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work. If you get on fulltime, the benefits are great. The people are really nice to work with.

    Cons

    It's sometimes difficult to get on staff because you have to test to get hired, and it can be difficult to move up the ladder for the same reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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