Los Angeles County

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Los Angeles County Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
57 Reviews
3.7
57 Reviews
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William T. Fujioka
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have good benefits and other opportunities to transfer (in 7 reviews)

  • The pro is quite simply, job security (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Salaries are a little lower than in private sector (in 3 reviews)

  • There are Civil Service Rules, but there are ways around following the rules (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was an interesting experience

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Typist Clerk  in  Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Intermediate Typist Clerk in Van Nuys, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you need time off, they give it to you.

    Cons

    A little drama between the people that have been there for years. No acknowledgement of great work. No negotiating salary.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place. Slow Pace,

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Clerk  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Clerk in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, People, Opportunities, Benefits and Pension CEO is great!!! The people make the place, alternative work schedule so you can reclaim me some of your life. Work Life means something.

    Cons

    If you want to move up you better have time to spare, you can get stuck in a position for a long time which will kill your motivation. Pay is lower than in the private sector but makes up for it in other ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This is one of the best oppurtunities I've experienced in my life!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intermediate Clerk
    Current Employee - Intermediate Clerk

    I have been working at Los Angeles County full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits, union, and job securities make this job awesome.

    Cons

    The job security makes it a loophole for people who don't like to work to not do so and still maintain employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not any real concerns at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Big, big, big, with all the advantages AND disadvantages of the size

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Clerk (CN)  in  Norwalk, CA
    Former Employee - Clerk (CN) in Norwalk, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles County full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good union, if that's important; no bias whatsoever either. Ease of entry-level hiring, once you've "jumped through the proper hoops". Little if any dress code (within reason)

    Cons

    Little off the job inter personal interaction. Little promotion opportunity available. Parking facilities in L.A. and Norwalk are severely limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to constructive criticism. Your employees wouldn't raise the issue were there not something very wrong. I praise the pro-activity I was able to witness when I worked there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Follow the rules, spoken or otherwise, and you'll be fine...for a while.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Within the limitations, a generally secure job and great benefits. Many opportunities to move around laterally in a department and outside a department. Steady step raises but can max out a certain level until a promotion. Raises are not guaranteed and depends on the fiscal situation. Learn to navigate the obstacles there and it will be a great job, even a career.

    Cons

    One cannot simply change the world through government, any government. LAC is a big machine that does not turn quickly and runs over lots of people in the process. Politics sets the agenda so the pursuit of excellence, and other virtues, are looked upon with suspicion, even optional. Definitely not an environment for everyone as compromises galore will exist in terms of performance, quality, innovation, and creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry less about your own paychecks and more about doing the right thing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Student Worker dpss

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Student Worker  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Student Worker in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    awesome and easy. a lot of fun and free time

    Cons

    just a temp job no future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start when you are in your mid-career. Otherwise, working forever to reach their retirement criteria!

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist  in  El Monte, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in El Monte, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles County full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good; they give a health insurance allowance on top of your salary pay. Flexible system of using vacation, sick hours, etc. If you work for 25 years of service, you are 100% covered for medical benefits.

    Cons

    Change is very slow. Not everyone does their work. Benefits have decreased!! Much better years before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dysfunctional and inexperienced management! They need to be reviewed by the employees themselves, but I don't think this will ever be allowed!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Auditor-Controllee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles County full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great pay for entry level, permanent bonus for CPA or CIA, awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Not challenging, no competition, difficult to get promoted since it's based on time there not merit, management lacks leadership skills, unequal divison of labor, constantly sent to clients with no consideration of distance from home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    very fullfilling

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    Current Employee - LA County  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - LA County in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    got to experience different places in the county and understand the needs that government has and what is offered to the public.

    Cons

    change is slow within the county process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work in groups and have your staff work with leaders and managers so there's always new collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great, wonderful atmosphere and place to work. But Management needs work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recreation Services Supervisor  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Recreation Services Supervisor in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles County full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leadership, time off, benefits, overall work environment

    Cons

    Promotion and personal growth and location and travel from and to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    succession programs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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