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Los Angeles Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.8 50 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Antonio R. Villaraigosa

(12 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    at times, everything you could ask for; most of the time, deploring due to poor supervisors and management policies.

    Environmental Engineer (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

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

    Consextremely 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 Senior ManagementGet 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!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Professional mobility

    Planning Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsPlanning staff has a wide array of projects, issues and disciplines in which to operate within. High degree of continuing professional education and gainful hands on experience from GIS, economic analysis, housing, transportation, code development, opportunity for professionalism

    ConsProfessional testing leading to career advancement is competitive and standard by governmental requirements. However, the selection process with regards to appointment is obfuscated by subjective metrics inherent to an established 'old boy network'.

    Advice to Senior Managementdepartment should be more reflective of the populace it serves

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A seasonal job with fluctuating workflow, with a lot of overtime required closer to Election Day.

    Senior Election Clerk (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsDepending on the team you work for, there is usually a sense of comradery. You can get pretty close with coworkers, since you work long hours with your team. This is a good first or second job to have if you are an as-needed employee.

    ConsA division between teams can occur, slowing down productivity and/or the harmony in the office. Many as-needed staff don't feel fairly treated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Trying to hang until retirement

    Senior Traffic Supervisor (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary for not possessing a college degree.
    Good people to work with for the most part.
    Assisting the public with their problems can be a very good thing.

    ConsPublic service ain't what it used to be....
    People (politicians) who run things are, as usual, mainly interested in their own interests, contrary to what they say.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHummn... what do you say to someone who really doesn't care what you think, even when they ask for your opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for a City with world class potential but is falling behind

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat city, great weather, many diverse communities

    ConsIn the midst of budget reductions and trimming the fat, only civilian workers are targeted. The departments with badges (police and fire) aren't asked to find real savings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was an I.T. intern there

    I T Intern (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsSome of your coworkers will be awesome and helpful. They give you more jobs than just data entry. They were very flexible on what days I came in.

    ConsSome of the managers are incredibly distracted and do not like to work. One of them actually checked his stocks all day and chatted with his family from home.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Environmental Engineering Associate (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsDowntown LA. Decent pay and benefits, but each year entails more cutbacks.

    ConsToo many outside consultants, a waste of money; work could be done in house. Waiting for an opening in the DWP. Furloughs and no pay raise in years with rising outside costs = pay cut. Riordan pension plan would be a disaster for the City and its workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCultivate leaders early in their career. Cut out expensive consultants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    most people are nice

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe wage is OK for an internship job and most people working here are friendly. The environment is clean and organized.

    ConsThe online systems we are using have a lot of confusing aspects, and sometimes I don't even know which data to believe. Maybe it's a problem existed in most huge organizations because the working procedure is hard to control.

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    Friendly people, not much learning experience - intern

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Job security... sort of...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat pension, medical/dental benefits provided for part-time employees. Friendly and culturally diverse work environment. Networking and interaction with employees of many levels with in a company.

    ConsSome times the only way to get promoted or to advance was solely based on who you knew. Too many lazy employees who would do just the minimum to keep their job. Some times there is an "every-man-for-himself" mentality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to become more engaged with employees and actually get know who they are on a professional and personal level.

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