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Updated May 12, 2017
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  • Not much, great part time job for students (in 5 reviews)

  • The process to get converted to a full-time employee is not as simple as in private companies (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Recreation assistant"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Recreation Assistant in North Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun and easy when dealing with children

    Cons

    dealing with adults is not fun


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    "Student Professional Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Professional Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Student Professional Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hands-on experience for students still in school earning their degree and flexible with adjusting work schedules based on the commitments you have with school (depends on department)

    Cons

    The process to get converted to a full-time employee is not as simple as in private companies. No matter how much your manager would like to bring you on as full-time, you still have to go through the usual process of waiting for the position to open to accept applications from the general public, take a test, have a preliminary interview, then score high enough on the test and interview so that you get into the pool of people that your manager can even interview from in order to fill the position.


  3. "Job Security, Great Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the highest salaries in a City government nationwide. There is job security and the benefits are great as well.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and it becomes very political in the upper management positions.


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  5. "Career"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very diverse workplace. Many career paths to choose from.

    Cons

    Persons with disability are at a disadvantage promotion wise or in terms of job security.

    Advice to Management

    Be more compassionate with your employees suffering from physical or mental disabilities.


  6. "Great City to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Management Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Several opportunities for growth and learning.

    Cons

    Far commute (expensive to live in LA).


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Pool Manager I in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Pool Manager I in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for school and full time schedule during the summer so it works great if you are a student

    Cons

    Full time managers give hours for work however they feel about it and can favor people for work time and schedules

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Amazing place to work once you get through the hiring process"

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles part-time

    Pros

    - Stimulating, value-adding work
    - Work life balance
    - Great people and networking opportunities
    - Creativity and innovation is encouraged
    - Promotional/growth opportunities

    Cons

    - The process to apply and get hired is arduous and slow. Civil service exams are offered infrequently, you are given little notice when you become eligible to take an exam, and the exams may have little practical application to your job. The process is meant to be fairer than in the private sector where, for example, you may get an interview because you know someone, but you definitely trade off some efficiency. **Note that you can also apply for exempt positions, and that process is more flexible, but there are advantages to getting into the civil service system**
    - Pay is typically less than the private sector

    Advice to Management

    Focus on responsiveness, timely review of qualifications, and as much advance notice about an exam and what will be on it as possible. Plus, being able to take exams online at the applicant's convenience would be huge.


  9. "Election Clerk Review"

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    Former Employee - Election Clerk in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Election Clerk in Burbank, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked as an Election Clerk for the City of Los Angeles and one of the things I loved about the job was its location right next to Union Station along with a reimbursement of $50 per month for transit use. The people who were there were great and the job itself paid decent for the type of job it was. From time to time we got free snacks and drinks.

    Cons

    Our data entry job was boring and we worked very long hours. We couldn't listen to music or do anything else to make our jobs a little more enjoyable. While we were told ahead of time it was going to be a temporary job, I would've appreciated it if we worked more days and given the sheer amount of work we had to do, we definitely could have.

    Advice to Management

    Have us work more days but less hours and overtime. Also allow us to listen to music or something to break up the monotony of the job.


  10. "Great Job Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employer and many job opportunities.

    Cons

    Budget cut, politics on internal promotions, and unfair treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Open door policy and ensure employees don't feel threaten.


  11. "Council Aide"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Council Aide in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Council Aide in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Love working with and helping people. Love meeting new people and learning first hand how City Government operates and being a part of the process.

    Cons

    Not quite as much flexibility as I am accustomed to for the long hours that are required.


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