Southern California Association of Governments

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Southern California Association of Governments Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
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  1.  

    Nice people there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Southern California Association of Governments

    Pros

    People there are good to work with

    Cons

    Too much repeated work as an intern

  2.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern California Association of Governments

    Pros

    Friendly environment, lots of room for learning

    Cons

    Too little work, sometime get bored..

  3.  

    Internship

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

    I have been working at Southern California Association of Governments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and well-paced working environment, satisfaction of feeling your work directly related to the regional development and each individual's life. You can also know a lot of experts, engineers, and planners from governments, private consulting firm, and institutes for conference and meeting at SCAG.

    Cons

    Relatively rigid structure (less turnover) and the promotion is a combination of your ability and year you have been working (even if you are super capable). Some other workers from departments other than Environmental and Land Use Planning might not that nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great people to work with if you like government work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Regional Planner in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Southern California Association of Governments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good benefits for a government agency, extensive exposure to regional and local planners from other government agencies and consulting firms

    Cons

    Top-heavy political organization with limited room to think independently (your ideas may be heard but are often drowned out by external influences), lack of a sense of satisfaction that the work you do influences anything other than the agency's image to its closest stakeholder agencies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Very hardworking and dedicated staff. Committed to their role in a participatory democracy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Southern California Association of Governments

    Pros

    Very smart group of people dedicated to the idea that we do live in a democracy and that their role is to facilitate the goals of the public in the S. Calif area.

    Cons

    Only complaint - I sometimes found the process of obtaining goods and services the agency needed from outside vendors unnecessarily difficult. But it is rough working within a government agency - they are under a microscope and are aware of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each vendor bidding on projects as low as 6 hours of work needs to do a substantial amount of legal research in order to know the rules they must follow. Do that research for them so they do not all have to do it.

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