Los Angeles - at times, everything you could ask for; most of the time, deploring due to poor supervisors and management policies. | Glassdoor
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"at times, everything you could ask for; most of the time, deploring due to poor supervisors and management policies."

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Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Los Angeles full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

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

Cons

extremely 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 Management

Get 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!!

Other Employee Reviews for Los Angeles

  1. "Friendly people, not much learning experience - intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Little 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 Management

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


  2. "Working as a Project Egineer Manager for past 18 years on capital improvement projects for the City."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Getting experience on large scale projects. Training was available within the City and in universities in Southern California, The City encourages getting board certification in my field and pay for courses that help achieving such certifications. It is a Civil Service System and you are protected in slow economy from being laid off.

    Cons

    It is salaried position so there is a roof on how much you would be making.

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