Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Jan 18, 2019

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Pros
  • "I did not have to interview as DPSS was mass hiring, good benefits, good opportunity to learn the inter workings of local government(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, working from home(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Horrible work environment, surrounded by lazy coworkers(in 4 reviews)

  • "Promotiona aren't based on merit(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Typical County Employment

      Jan 18, 2019 - GAIN Services Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stability Good Pay/Salary Good Benefits Standard Schedules Lots of room for growth & promotion

      Cons

      County politics in the workplace Some favoritism in promotion processes

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Eligibility Worker

      Oct 19, 2018 - Eligibility Worker I/II in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity in department is great. Good benefits and good pay.

      Cons

      Work life balance can be a little difficult

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Eligibility Worker

      Oct 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits. Decent pay although union is trying to negotiate the health benefits.

      Cons

      Can only work 25 hours a week outside of full-time employment with them.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Unprofessional, stressful environment

      Jul 1, 2015 -  
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      Pros

      Average salary, but good healthcare benefits, pension plan and 401K and 457K plans. Limited tuition reimbursement. Flexible work schedule for education classes to complete your GED, AA, BA, and/or, MPA

      Cons

      There is a high attrition rate among young new employees, (22-35 years old). They feel unqualified to do the job as an entry level Eligibility Worker II when they receive only one-month of fragmented training to understand the complexities and legal aspects of major federal and state programs such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, In Home Support Services, General Relief, Greater Avenues of Independence (GAIN Program). When working with the General Public, (Participants), they are expected to be experts in these program types and not given the basic tools to succeed. The case loads have exploded due to the rocky economy and the need for more social services and financial aid. The negative effects of miscommunication and non-empowerment to resolve issues and high expectations on these low paid 9,000 Eligibility Works has a ripple effect on the other 4,500 employee and managers. The work environment is hostile and stress filled.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      Mar 23, 2017 - Eligibility Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I did not have to interview as DPSS was mass hiring, good benefits, good opportunity to learn the inter workings of local government.

      Cons

      Pretty antiquated. Not efficient. Lots of jaded workers. Older workers seem very threaded by the new wave of young, eager, college educated workers.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Eligibility Worker II

      Oct 24, 2016 - Eligibility Worker in Lancaster, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Healthcare Benefits, Paid Holidays

      Cons

      High Case loads, huge amount of paperwork, position salary is the lowest comparable to child support officers, gain/grow workers And actually Eligibility Workers have more work and way less pay comparable to similiar postions as mentioned above.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Eligibility Worker II

      Sep 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was $18/hour. Good benefits. Flexibility in job duties.

      Cons

      Minimal training of work. You learn as you go. Clients are not pleasant to deal with when determining their eligibility for Food Stamps, Cash aid and/or Medi-cal. Older staff members slack off

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services

      May 16, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent salary, good benefits. Paid holidays. No weekend work.

      Cons

      Lots of favoritism. Difficult to transfer to more desirable areas in the field.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Nov 8, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits including health care, retirement, and child care expenses.

      Cons

      Very difficult to promote. Promotiona aren't based on merit. Promotions are based on who you know.

      1 person found this review helpful
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