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Updated July 5, 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 4 reviews)

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  1. "Investigator, Part-Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No shortage of work; great professionals to work alongside.

    Cons

    Building is older and not well-maintained; Lots of basic office equipment works fairly decently but is shared by many employees; no pool vehicles--just reimbursement for mileage;and internal office phone system is antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    I'll keep it to myself since there are too many layers for anything to ever change and the squeaky wheel here gets replaced with the spare in the trunk.


  2. "Depends on the department"

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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

    Pros

    Offers great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bloated bureaucracy, dead weight

    Advice to Management

    Actually manage your employees

  3. "Good not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -higher wage than other city Rec assistants

    Cons

    -so disorganized, like you wouldn't believe


  4. "Administrative Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Los Angeles as an intern

    Pros

    You do real work, not intern work. All assessment, exam development.

    Cons

    Slow, overly formalized, forms for everything. No real initial training, just all on the job learning with a co-worker.


  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. "Parks and Rec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    County job, good benefits and retirement

    Cons

    Supervisors lack people skills, can be very unprofessional. Lots of drama


  7. "Equipment mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Los Angeles full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, work schedule

    Cons

    Management only cares about numbers. The harder you work the more work you get.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you would want to be treated. Reward your high producers by not giving them additional work

  8. "OK for part-time"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package when at the time I was employed was pretty solid. However, that may have changed in the last few years.
    There is a wide variety of positions, and the testing system is relatively fair.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people who are complacent and simply waiting for their retirement to kick in. Not a ton of young people to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so much from within. While it's understandable that internal hiring can be preferable, those already within the system are given too many extra points on civil service exams.


  9. "Council Aide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits. Access to an in depth look at the nuts and bolts of local government.

    Cons

    A lot of dead weight and misogyny.


  10. "Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work at LAFD. Great pay and benefits. Personally was a very rewarding and important career. Helped provide a very important service for the citizens of Los Angeles.

    Cons

    The city is extremely poorly managed. It suffers greatly from a lack of leadership and fiscal irresponsibility. A number of the employee's have a bad attitude and are extremely lazy..

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before its too late.


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