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3.7
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70%
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36%
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Jim McDonnell
7 Ratings
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  • "Deputy shortage has resulted in so much overtime that your family life will be severely impacted(in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Plenty of opportunities to promote and transfer"

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    Former Employee - Bonus I Deputy 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great pay. Good schedules. Great benefits

    Cons

    24/7 operation. Working holidays. Drafted for overtime. Hard to get days off approved

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2019-04-05
  2. "Good"

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      Current Employee - Deputy Sheriff 

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

      Pros

      Lots of career opportunities available

      Cons

      Not enough staff too much work

      Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2019-05-10
    • "No prospects"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Good benefits and retirement in this position

        Cons

        No room for advancement in this position

        Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2019-04-22
      • "10 year employee"

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        Former Employee - Detective in Los Angeles, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Good benefits, good pay, stable job, can be exciting. Patrol was by far the most fun.

        Cons

        Incompetent supervisors, stupid policies, and ignorant public. Unfortunately, you are rarely, if ever, rewarded for hard work and competence in your area as there is no structure in place to do so. Promotions are done via department wide testing and do not take into account most experience. For instance, a patrol deputy who has written hundreds of search warrants, made hundreds of felony arrests, and worked at a...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop basing policies on the politics of the ignorant and reward those deputies out there busting their hump to make the neighborhoods safer.

        Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2019-02-23
      • "Ok salary..."

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        Current Employee - Law Enforcement Technician 
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Being a LET is a journeymans position Many differents assignments to choose from but very the money doent compare to the skill set.you can diapatch or answer 911 you can hansle onmate labor, do the fleet for the depts vehicles. If you want you can handle purchasing on a unit level and work facikties management. Then 60k is you highest pay step.

        Cons

        The dept treats its uniformed civilians like indentured servants. The uniforms all are same for some positions. I could be taking emergency calk amd save a life Telephoniclally and stil have have tryckndrivers uniform. Seems dismissive and disrespectful to me. Somehow you have sworn supervisor who know very little about your position. But he out ranka you because hea sworn?

        Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2019-01-06
      • "Deputy Sheriff"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

        I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Overtime and benefits are great!

        Cons

        Too much favoritism and the supervisors don't have your back

        Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2018-11-15
      • "Sergeant"

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

        I have been working at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        can work anywhere in large county. Plenty of overtime available.

        Cons

        Shortage of training. Uniforms are antiquated relics and unattractive. Supervisors are fearful of being punished for the behavior of subordinates. No physical fitness incentives. Limited flexible schedules.

        Advice to Management

        Reinvent the work processes to free employees from daily red tape. Automate every possible form, and procedure to free employees up for more citizen interaction. Establish think tanks, and pilot programs and be willing to fail fast.

        Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2018-10-26
      • "Deputy Sheriff"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department full-time

        Pros

        Took good care of employees

        Cons

        can not think of any

        Advice to Management

        dont forget where you came from

        Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2018-07-19
      • Helpful (1)

        "Blah"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department part-time

          Pros

          It was very nice working there

          Cons

          Too many doughnuts to eat

          Advice to Management

          Keep it up

          Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2018-07-23
        • "Deputy sheriff"

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          Former Employee - Commander 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 20 years

          Pros

          Still an honorable profession where you can make a difference. Much more diverse than your typical police agency. Plenty of opportunity for growth. They provide educational opportunities with partner colleges. Over 100 different jobs just for deputies alone.

          Cons

          Currently understaffed and mandating overtime.

          Advice to Management

          The concept of “making a decision” for the deputies is getting lost. That’s what separated us from the other big agency where they have to call a supervisor before making a decision. You hire some pretty great people. Deal with wrong decisions with counseling or admins but please go back to pushing decision making to the lowest levels. That’s where growth occurs.

          Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department2018-06-13
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