City of Los Angeles - Department of City Planning Reviews

Updated Dec 7, 2020

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great!

    Dec 7, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    Great Working and Learning Environment.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working LA City Planning.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great experience!

    Nov 11, 2020 - Student Professional Worker in Van Nuys, CA
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    Pros

    Very helpful with training, give you freedom as long as you do the work

    Cons

    Parking was hard to find, have to park on the street

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place for learning

    Sep 13, 2020 - Planning Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for training. Get to have an impact on your community.

    Cons

    Very slow moving. Lots of bureaucracy.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Interning with the City of LA Dept of Building and Safety

    Sep 16, 2015 -  
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    Pros

    Trained me as if I were a new hire and tried to give me as much experience as possible. Truly wanted me to learn the ins and outs and gain knowledge while I interned.

    Cons

    I had a great experience cannot think of any cons.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good people, too much work

    Jul 23, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    A lot of good, smart, friendly people work here. The pay and benefits are really good.

    Cons

    People are frequently overworked or assigned to positions they didn't really want. Then they get stuck in those positions for years. Promotions are also sometimes mishandled and the Department has lost some brilliant employees that they failed to promote.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Large But Dynamic Agency

    Jul 1, 2018 - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The City of Los Angeles is at the forefront of many urban planning issues. This is a truly urban city and has many interesting projects and problems. Staff is generally very smart.

    Cons

    The department is so large that teams within the department become silos. There is not enough interaction between current and long-range planning.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Exposure

    Jun 25, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Fast paced, exciting, dynamic projects

    Cons

    Poor management of staff's time with assignments

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Stable job

    Oct 27, 2016 -  
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    Pros

    Stable job. Good pay. Good work life balance. Pension benefits.

    Cons

    Highly repetitive. Old technology. Lack of innovation

    2 people found this review helpful
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