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Los Angeles Metro Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    very relaxed work life. there are very few interns at Metro anyway, so they don't have a formal culture like other industries do. This means they dont always have work for you. pay is good for an intern. people are very nice! very nice building and also free access to all Metro transportation.

    Cons

    They dont always have work for you, can be a bit boring at times. Not the highest caliber of employees in general, except at the top levels, or in departments where the average employee isnt competent enough for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seek smarter employees?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a good learning experience

    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good People
    - Flexible hours

    Cons

    - No Set training
    - Too many tasks given from multiple managers
    - No Guidance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge when the person does a good job in their work. Also, when doing performance reviews, point out what tasks the person did goodinstead of just pointing out the negative. That way the person will know what they can improve on and feel a bit happy knowing that their is some work that they did good on.

    As for the training, a training plan should be created for the intern to look back into so that they do not have to constantly ask questions to higher management. When I asked management, they always seemed annoyed because they had to stop working.

    For the work, start the intern with small tasks and slowly build up and teach them new things once they get comfortable. Don't give them work that management has been putting off for half a year and expect the intern to magically complete it within a week. It's not possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great for Starters

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Metro Trainee
    Current Employee - Metro Trainee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro

    Pros

    Great Place
    Flexible hours
    Great People
    Ok Pay

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Red tape and deadwood

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro

    Pros

    Some dedicated, wonderful workers; great programs

    Cons

    Some deadwood personnel make it difficult to be productive and efficient.; lacking team spirit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to worker bees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    MTA (METRO) poor working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tansit in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tansit in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They hire anyone , easy to pass testing because instructors give the answers , they are under pressure to get drivers behind the wheel. If the public knew how inebit and clueless a lot of these drivers are they wouldn't get on the buses

    Cons

    Your just a badge number to managment. Worked in mass transit 30 plus years Here 10 everyone dislikes everyone. Prision yards probably have more unity. NO support from transit security your on your own when out on streets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of that ivory tower and ride the system you manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    benefits is very good for a part timer

    Cons

    start as a part time
    stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many Opportunities to Make a Difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance does not get better than at Metro (dependent upon your bosses of course). The organization is making an effort to recruit younger staff as the current Metro workforce ages, allowing for fresh ideas and more collaboration rather than a top-heavy approach. Benefits are excellent and include tuition reimbursement. Also, there are many opportunities for any employee to be influential in changing the workplace and improving programs and projects.

    Cons

    Antiquated policies, high performance under-recognized. Seniority is mistaken for true talent and blurs ambition. Some very bad attitudes that rarely get disciplined. Compensation is low (though benefits somewhat make up for the difference).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instill more values, get rid of bad attitudes, be more open, transparent and accessible. Learn to leverage technology!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very stressful, Hard Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - City Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Room For Growth within the Company

    Cons

    Not Enough Time Is Spent With Family Or Yourself, This Job Will Give You Bad Health Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More 4-10 Workweeks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't care for their own people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to integral transportation projects throughout Los Angeles. I met some awesome people and made a few great friends. Awesome location near Civic Center/Little Tokyo. The cafeteria's Metro Chili and pozole are actually pretty good.

    Cons

    Senior management does not care to promote or take care of their own employees. Many openings were filled by hiring people from outside the company when there were dedicated and hardworking people that could have easily filled the position and had been waiting to be promoted. Most interviews are just for show- often there is already someone they have in mind for the position. Interviewing hopeful people is just to fulfill their requirement. Seemed like there was poor communication between management and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employee career advancement opportunities. Don't overlook your own people.

  11.  

    Great benefits, great pay!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro

    Pros

    Salary, Pension, Vacation/Sick Time, Transportation Pass and College Reimbursement. Unbelievable stories of people doing the "darnest things"!

    Cons

    Policies that just wouldn't fly at any other company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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