City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2020

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  1. "Good Place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time

    Pros

    Good Place to work, I like it

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about my work

  2. COVID-19

    "Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and harassment. Oh my!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to do almost nothing all day while pretending to work. Work life balance is great as you seem to be able to not have to work your 40 hours per week and you can have your supervisor cover for you and approve time worked while you actually take the day off!

    Cons

    Supervisors are a joke and protect other supervisors under investigation for multiple counts of harassment (including of the sexual kind). Employees committing time fraud and wasting resources. No actual care for the environment. Upper management are power hungry. Supervisors do not train new employees and expect other employees (not properly trained) to do their job for them. Supervisors will also actively lie and pull extreme nepotism to get their unqualified family/friends in. And let's not forget the joke that new retirement benefits are and the pay discrepancy that has been created for many young individuals trying to live in this high cost of living city. All created by the management now running failing projects and programs. Also will be made fun of if even slightly different from the chauvinistic and crude views still held by supposed "highly qualified engineers".

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Civil Engineering L.A County"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great firm to work for if you are lucky to get your chance through the front door. They have all the benefits one can imagine. If you have a good colleague you will get some good training; everything is teachable. No late nights learning the material. They dont expect much of you. If you like city construction, hydraulics, structural and transportation this is the place to be. They really do quite a variety of project per month. There is so many employees there will always be someone to help you.

    Cons

    Although getting through the front door is not easy. The interviews are quite brutal and devastating. You will never get a result or feedback on your performance. So always plan ahead and don't throw all your eggs in one basket. Remember Private pays more.

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  4. "Conscious bias"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. 40 hour or 9/80 work week available.

    Cons

    Conscious bias on women. Woman assigned medial tasks while the men get the more challenging jobs. Prior experience and education is not considered.

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  5. "Not For Me"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time

    Pros

    You get one hour for lunch. City benefits. You can choose your schedule.

    Cons

    Boring. You'll develop physical issues from sitting at the desk. All your co-workers seem fake with fake laughs. People seem like they're not interested in working but to chat away in the halls about first world problems or some shin dig they did or plan to do in the weekend.

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  6. "Great Staff"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works

    Pros

    Great work-life balance plus a good pay

    Cons

    none, although work might get a bit boring depending on the department

  7. "Civil Engineering Associate"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time

    Pros

    lots of exciting projects from small to large scale. lots of nice people

    Cons

    promotions are based on politics rather than competence.

  8. "Stable"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable working place. I enjoy being able to help the community and the ability to Robinhood for those who were wronged.

    Cons

    Takes forever to innovate. Slow bureaucratic change. Slow salary growth. Takes forever to make a competitive private entity salary. Old IT management.

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  9. "TRUCK DRIVER"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Local Truck Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm a Great Truck Driver with Experience

    Cons

    I need a job and I would love to work with you your Company

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  10. "Disillusioned assignment"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, vacation, and holidays. Most of the people are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Employees may be assigned to projects they didn't really want or do not match a person's skill set based on past experience or educational background.

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