Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Jim McDonnell (no image)
Jim McDonnell
17 Ratings
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  • "Every problem i encountered probably would not have occurred in a smaller law enforcement agency(in 3 reviews)

  • "Once McDonnell leaves, it will be s great place to work again(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Best job ever"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Training Bureau in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked in a specialized unit as a civilian and it was perfect. Lots of creative freedom, shocking for a law enforcement agency, and great leadership. Zero micromanaging. Lots of laughs every day.

    Cons

    .not much room for promotion as a civilian.

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  2. "A Decent Employer In a Difficult Field"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Police Sergeant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stable paycheck, camaraderie, diverse positions available, opportunities to promote

    Cons

    Underfunded and short-staffed, some upper management are on another planet (but it's getting better), you may literally lose your life, possible PTSD in varying degrees

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  3. "great job"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work when your married

    Cons

    Lots of hours in the week

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  4. "Salary"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sergeant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The job pays for all my needs.

    Cons

    Comes with many many headaches.

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  5. "LE has been tarnished by democrats, get out while you still can"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sergeant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Had fun the First 12 years of my career, last 3 not so much. Time to move on !

    Cons

    Democrats are garbage, sad but true.

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  6. "A career with many opportunities"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Police Sergeant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, a rewarding profession and a large organization with many opportunities.

    Cons

    You need thick skin to work in this profession and its not for the lazy or weak of heart.

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  7. "Deputy sheriff"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, retirement, pay, friendship

    Cons

    Favoritism, very political, scheduling hard with family

  8. "Secure job, bureaucracy, and changes with sheriff change"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Employee Services Assistant III in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    interesting job because of the field, there are many places to work/transfer to

    Cons

    Unfortunately, cops are the ones running almost every type of work, even the non-law enforcement work like IT and HR. It's really hard to do right by what tax payers are paying for when no one in the department has any real technical background and each department is managed by high-ranking cops.

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  9. "To each his own"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Security Officer 

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time

    Pros

    Job security with great benefits

    Cons

    Promoting can be very difficult

  10. "Good experience. Paid well, plenty of different opportunities"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The benefits and salary. Also the opportunities.

    Cons

    Made to stay for overtime. That can be good or bad.

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