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Updated November 19, 2018
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  • "Not enough hours, it is hard to become full time employee" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Growing always new people coming in and Long hours" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Student Professional Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Los Angeles part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    limited amount of hours you can work in a year.


  2. "Background Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, lots of freedom to make your own schedule

    Cons

    Low pay for the qualifications needed

    Advice to Management

    Fight to raise those salaries

  3. "Civil service can be rewarding, psychically and financially"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits; tuition reimbursement; interesting projects; diversity

    Cons

    Red tape; silos; arcane and opaque hiring practices; colleagues commute from far away, so opportunities to socialize after work are limited


  4. "A great starting point for any career."

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay above minimum wage.

    Cons

    Not everything is gona be full time

    Advice to Management

    Allow employers to create more fulltime position's


  5. "Emergency Management Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work to help the City of Los Angeles

    Cons

    I was offered a position only to have it rescinded without cause or explanation. During the interview process the two white men I would have reported to repeatedly asked and forced me to answer protected questions. I was made to answer what year I graduated from undergraduate and graduate school. I was forced to allow them to contact my previous employer. I was forced to provide my previous salary. I complied on all but my previous salary. I knew the salary my less qualified male predecessor was making and I only requested the fair and competitive salary that the job posted promised. I made it perfectly clear that I was open to negotiation. I was as polite and cooperative as I could possibly be throughout the whole process. I submitted to and passed my medical examine, I submitted my fingerprints for the background check and was awaiting results, I signed all necessary paperwork including my employment letter with salary. Then out of the blue, the employment offer was rescinded and I was not given an explanation as to why.

    Was it my age? Was it my gender? Was it my race? Was it my salary requirement?

    Candidates should also know that the City demands you give 11% of your salary to the retirement fund. I was not made aware of this until I signed my employment letter. There is no way to have less of your salary taken or to opt out of this requirement.

    Advice to Management

    #TimesUp ; Laws are in place to protect all people from discrimination based on age, gender, race, and many other factors. Stop abusing your power to violate candidates rights.


  6. "City of LA Emergency Management Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Los Angeles full-time

    Pros

    The hours were flexible, and entire office understood the importance our role in disaster planning, monitoring and recovery.

    Cons

    There was occasional work on weekends or at odd hours, but that is normal for dealing with emergencies.
    Several of the older employees seemed very frustrated and dissatisfied, while the younger ones and the interns were highly motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what motivates the senior staff, and do not assume they are motivated the same way as the younger people.


  7. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles part-time

    Pros

    good hours and liked my managers

    Cons

    worked outside in the sun

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Student Professional Worker"

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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

    Great working environment, opportunity to work in downtown, relaxed pace of life, good pay

    Cons

    Slow movement of work within the city


  9. "Management Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles full-time

    Pros

    An excellent way to serve the people of Los Angeles. Great benefits. Supportive coworkers and managers.

    Cons

    In my experience, no cons so far.


  10. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Place work while being a student.

    Cons

    A bit repetitive and slow.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to show more dicispline


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