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Updated July 13, 2017
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  • Not much, great part time job for students (in 5 reviews)

  • Growing always new people coming in and Long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great pay great benefits, Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Traffic Officer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Traffic Officer II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    . The benefits and pay are the only reasons MOST stock with my department. The job itself is great and can be fun. Working independently and outdoors is a plus!!

    Cons

    Management has no clue of what's going on in the field. Opinions are asked and then ignored! Pilot programs instituted, if not discontinued will automatically become permanent. Most management personnel are self absorbed with they attitude if it's not my idea then it's not a great idea.


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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).


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "Council Aide"

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    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.


  9. "Programming Contract work at the City of LA"

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    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Los Angeles as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very large organization, so there are a lot of potential IT jobs available. There is a lot of modernization effort under way that will provide a lot of new opportunities. I see a lot of new interns coming in. This will definitely help the city move forward,

    I see the employees generally have better rights than in private. The benefits and salaries for experienced programmers are definitely on par with private. Without the stress and the brutality that comes with the job in private. I myself have worked 5+ years here.

    Cons

    The advantages I mentioned also cause some issues. People stay here for 20 - 30 years; for some of them, it's their first and only job. This definitely shows in their lack of experience of the outside world. There is more bureaucracy, thus, things move at a slower rate. For people who worked outside, it's a big cultural adjustment.

    For this reason, I see younger people that come don't stay too long.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of efforts going on currently to modernize the IT organization. This is good, But, I think, the changes are geared towards potential employees and not the current employees. The management needs to consult the employees more.


  10. "Great place to work at as a student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Very laid back atmosphere. Every co-worker I met was older, kinder, knowledgeable, and patient. My superiors were very professional about their job and what needed to be done.

    - Meetings were done bi-weekly in my department, which was nice.

    - This doesn't apply to me as a student, but there were lots of benefits. I was qualified for a pension plan, which was nice.

    - Scheduling was convenient and I was able to balance work/school quite well.

    Cons

    - Salary is on the lower end at the cost of more-rounded benefits.

    - Location may not be great, as it is on the outskirts of downtown L.A.

    - The laid back atmosphere also means that work tends to be slow, and not so productive and challenging. This may be a pro to some, and a con to others.


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