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Los Angeles Metro Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Los Angeles Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington
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  • Your just a badge number to managment (in 3 reviews)

  • Big agency, if in a small department, hard to promote to senior management (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Metro is a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DEO in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - DEO in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership with opportunities available due to retirements and passage of sales taxes for transportation

    Cons

    Advancement can be unavailable if positions above do not come available

    Advice to Management

    Improve ability to hire higher up on the salary bands


  2. "Career Job opportunity for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - General Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, great employees, great benefit package

    Cons

    None, other than what’s typical in a large company.i.e some good management some not so good.

  3. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time

    Pros

    Normal hours, medical benefits, connections

    Cons

    No dental, unpaid holidays, hard to move up


  4. "Bus Transportation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Bus Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Metro Transportation is a great company to work. I've met many good passengers and working with my co-workers was very rewarding. Salaries and benefits were a plus. If you love serving customers. Transporting them to their destination and don't mind being in traffic. Then, metro will be an excellent job for you.

    Cons

    On the downside, the hours are long with very little recovered time. Not enough time to stretch after an extended sitting position. You have to work hard to stay healthy for this type of work.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to make sure a company is happy with service they are receiving from their employees. We know that management at the time appreciates their workers' help. However, the critical part of keeping your valuable personnel is to keep them happy.


  5. "Highly political dysfunctional organization"

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

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent, benefits are good

    Cons

    Wrongful terminations are common especially if you are not in a union and an “at will employee”, management will not hesitate to blame new people for things that they are responsible for. Do not expect any transparency from the company. Management will tell you you are doing a good job and then stab you in the back and blame you for their wrongdoings. One of my coworkers was let go this way with no notice and they were a great employee. A horrible organization.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility and do not blame newcomers. Investigate before making top down decisions for things you know nothing about. Actually hire people who know what they’re doing. My manager had no idea what our department was doing at any given time. Stop promoting only those who suck up


  6. "Transportation Planner Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great and great opportunities to learn project management skills.

    Cons

    Too competitive, even for entry level positions. You need to know the right people for career growth. Limited opportunities to learn transportation planning. Get experience with transportation planning in school and in the private field and then when you're ready for management, move to Metro.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on merit and experience, not who they know


  7. "benefits"

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    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, reliable paycheck, good 401k

    Cons

    to much red tape, and political influence

  8. "Bus Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time

    Pros

    They have extremely good benefits.

    Cons

    Everything is based off of your seniority.

    Advice to Management

    have meetings with your employees at least once a month.


  9. "Bus Driver"

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    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bus Driver in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meet new people on the bus everyday. See how daily life moves in a big city.

    Cons

    Low pay, management is a bit slow. Lot's of politics. Need to adopt new technology to stay relevant or else UBER and LYFT will take over.

    Advice to Management

    Move faster and be more pro-active to changes to make employees happier and riders happier.


  10. "Good company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles Metro full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

    communication is poor between management and certain positions do not recieve proper training

    Advice to Management

    Better training for employees


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