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Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "Great place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce full-time

    Pros

    Super smart people that care about their work. Employer really invests in staff.

    Cons

    You have to fit into the chamber structure and opportunity is what you make of it. There are not clear career ladders - due to size. Experience can really vary depending on department.


  2. "Great intern experience - public policy division working on impactful initiatives affecting the greater LA community"

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    Former Intern - Public Policy in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Public Policy in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interns work on meaningful projects and write advocacy letters on key initiatives from the local to federal levels. Opportunity to work with many leaders

    Cons

    Interns are not always busy - sometimes no projects or work available. The employees could offer interns more projects as they come up to keep the experience active

    Advice to Management

    create a more structured intern experience

  3. "Look Else Where"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Free coffee
    -Close to freeway
    -Gary Tobben, CEO

    Cons

    Little to zero room for growth. Advancement is based on political hierarchy. There is no uniform policy for advance leaving the opportunity for employees who have been there for 1 year to get promoted over employees who have been there for 5.
    Ask for what you want in the beginning because its your only opportunity to get what you want, Once you're hired no one cares about you only the day you leave--and then management will offer you something to stay but by that time you will be so upset--you'll just leave.

    Their mission far superceeds their ability to hire the staff to move it. The majority of the staff is overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    1. Install a uniform employee advancement policy that evaluates performance and time served so it's fair.
    2. VP's and above need to attend a culture sensitivity class.
    3. Don't wait for your employees to leave to give them what they want and/or need or deserve


  4. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience and networking! Great job to expand your horizons entering the workforce.

    Cons

    Business as usual is a common theme. Not much room to grow if you are seeking to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    A for effort.


  5. "Nice Place to Be"

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    stable
    respected
    family oriented
    civic institution
    People generally work hard and enjoy working with each other

    Cons

    corporate work environment
    dated office
    small organization with only so many options for advancement


  6. "First Internship"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great experience at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
    I enjoyed attending the events that they hosted and I got to gain great work experience.

    -Very organized culture
    -Clear expectations
    -Great learning experience for an intern

    Cons

    I was still in college during my internship and there was a little bit of an learning curve for me to transition into the work process.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, great job. Keep it up.

    Sometimes it feels isolated to be in your cubicle all day. Maybe organizing Friday team lunch will help cultivated a more engaging culture.


  7. "I was a Silver Ring Member for few years, was active in several committees...Very proud of these years indeed...I miss"

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    Former Intern - Senior Architect and Planner/AIA in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Senior Architect and Planner/AIA in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as an intern (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Met with the best; felt like participating in planning the future....allowed interactive feed back with my projects, until the economy declined, and I had to close my architectural firm around 2010

    Cons

    There is not enough time of funds in my personal account to contribute to my membership anymore! But I will not hesitate to rejoin when things change

    Advice to Management

    Reach out more to "Grassroots", Increase International Activity (not just Pacific Rim)

  8. "Good experience for emerging policy and political staffers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Respected business advocacy organization, ability to work on a wide-range of public policy issues, great access to business leaders and elected officials.

    Cons

    Non-profit salary is a downside and raises are few and far between. Health benefits are just OK. Can get stuffy at times

    Advice to Management

    pay a higher salary and be more consistent with recognizing performance with enhancements. Stop being so old school with office culture.


  9. "Good place to start when you are moving to LA and like politics"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No age discrimination. Good benefits. Good place if you are at the end of your career. They really care about the wellbeing of their staff members.

    Cons

    Bad financial management. Soft leadership. Tendency to waste membership funds for vanity projects.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think the exchange of light bulbs will solve financial problems. Be honest about management intentions.