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Updated July 20, 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. "Communications Information Representative"

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    Former Employee - CIR
    Former Employee - CIR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay as well as pay increases. Benefits that are second to none including pension, deferred compensation; the list goes on and on. Access to continuous training outlets and management to assist you in being better at your job and career.

    Cons

    A communications Information Representative does various types of jobs, but mostly it's either working as a police dispatcher for airports or as an information provider for 311 or the DOT. You can expect to work overtime and mostly on very short notice, which might not sit well with family/life balance. The job is demanding and can be stressful. An area that needs serious improvement is communication between management and dispatchers and not jumping to conclusions the moment supervision becomes aware of a situation. Too much one-sided conclusions instead of listening and learning from BOTH sides! This has been a huge problem; especially in Police dispatch out of Ontario.

    Advice to Management

    You MUST be better at managing your people. You MUST be better at hearing both sides before jumping to conclusions and issuing discipline actions that are WAY over the top and rarely fit the "crime".


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Administrative Intern I"

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles part-time

    Pros

    Its great for college students.

    Cons

    Its very slow and political.


  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. "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

  8. "Recreation Assistant"

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, great pay, fun job

    Cons

    easy to stay as rec assistant, lots of older people doing it.

    Advice to Management

    More training!


  9. "City of LA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles part-time

    Pros

    Stability and the ability to serve my community.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility opportunities.


  10. "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.


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