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Updated May 10, 2018
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  • Growing always new people coming in and Long hours (in 5 reviews)

  • The process to get converted to a full-time employee is not as simple as in private companies (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Stable, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunities to move around in departments.

    Cons

    some divisions have more workplace drama and are less organized than others.


  2. "Great Career Path!"

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    Current Employee - Comm Info Representative I in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Comm Info Representative I in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome pay, always room for promotion, friendly work environment, great city benefits and helpful management when you want to advance.

    Cons

    None. Study and seek advice when it's time to take a Civil Service exam. P.S... libraries have practice exams books for exams!

  3. "Elevator Mechanic Helper"

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    Current Employee - Elevator Mechanic Helper in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Elevator Mechanic Helper in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    After a few weeks of training, you have to work graveyard for your regular shift until another opening.

    Advice to Management

    Have a training class at least once a week while the employee is on the job the training.


  4. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard
    Former Employee - Lifeguard
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to build teamwork skills.

    Cons

    The department is very strict on time.


  5. "it's okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles full-time

    Pros

    security and medical and dental benefits are good

    Cons

    most of the benefits accrue to long time workers and not new hires


  6. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles full-time

    Pros

    People truly devoted to doing the work of the people.

    Cons

    Very political at times, which can slow projects down.

    Advice to Management

    More upward mobility.


  7. "Student 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

    Flexible hours if you are a student (depends on your department).

    Cons

    Departments are too decentralized. Tasks may time a long time to finish, because of office politics/bureaucracy.

  8. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles part-time

    Pros

    Awesome. Great Experience. Nice environment

    Cons

    Parking is expensive in the area


  9. "Management doesn’t even care to understand a mustard seed worth of what you do."

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    Former Employee - Interior Communications Electrician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Interior Communications Electrician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting pay, good benefits, the worker bees are solid people, get to see all of LA from a different perspective.

    Cons

    This is a place to die, not to progress, mediocrity rewarded and exceptionalism punishes. Dead end job, if you want to make good money and learn something, go to private.

    Advice to Management

    Give a damn about the group your managing.


  10. "La city worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Low mobility unless you know exactly what you want to do, then you take a test and hopefully move.


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