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County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services Reviews

Updated April 20, 2019
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  1. "child protective investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay, fulfilling work, great enviornment

    Cons

    long hours, turn over rate


  2. "Management"

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    Former Employee - CSW
    Former Employee - CSW

    I worked at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and flexible work day

    Cons

    Management is terrible lots of lazy workers

  3. "Determine eligibility for food stamps and medicaid"

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    Current Employee - ESS II in Rome, GA
    Current Employee - ESS II in Rome, GA

    I have been working at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    co workers are like family members

    Cons

    can't think of any


  4. "Great place!"

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    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker in Glendora, CA
    Current Employee - Eligibility Worker in Glendora, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexibility with schedule, depending on the office and supervisor. I enjoy being able to have an extra day off during the week. At first working 9 hours and having every other Friday off was hard but now I’m loving it. It comes in handy when I have a Friday off and the following Monday is a holiday (4 day weekend). Also, my coworkers are super friendly and very supportive. Most supervisors are very understanding about family life and will always allow for time off. Great place to advance.

    Cons

    Having to put up with lazy coworkers and those workers usually do not get in trouble.


  5. "Great Future"

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    Current Employee - ITC
    Current Employee - ITC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of opportunities, kind and friendly staff.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons.


  6. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time

    Pros

    friendly staff, place for advancement, paid holidays

    Cons

    difficult clients, constantly answering phone calls, seeing kids cry

    Advice to Management

    many oppotunities


  7. "Emergency Response"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pig gets good after six years

    Cons

    Nonsensical bureaucracy. Sometimes very sad and very dangerous

    Advice to Management

    Streamline

  8. "Overwhelmed, overworked and under appreciated."

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    Current Employee - Children's Social Worker II in Lakewood, CA
    Current Employee - Children's Social Worker II in Lakewood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits: Pension, 401k, medical, and dental benefits. Decent pay for MSW.

    Cons

    Supervisors quick to throw you under the bus when you do something wrong. Caseloads are insane. Have to deal with the courts. At-risk of lawsuits if you do your job wrong. High stress!

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all new employees have mentors instead of leaving a handful of us to sink or swim.


  9. "High caseload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time

    Pros

    Manage your own schedule. Good pay. Good benefits.

    Cons

    High caseloads. Not enough support from management. Swamped with so much work that it seems you aren’t really helping the children.


  10. "DCFS Social Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services full-time

    Pros

    Exciting work, truly multidisciplinary, challenging, rewarding, great career possibilities.

    Cons

    Sometimes stressful, high turnover means your over the Unions' negotiated case loads,