Los Angeles Water and Power Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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Los Angeles Water and Power Interim General Manager S. David Freeman (no image)
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34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Relaxed work environment, and great benefits(in 20 reviews)

  • "Exceptional job security, exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, wide range of career path opportunities, favorable working conditions(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Cumbersome civil service hiring/promotion process(in 7 reviews)

  • "Bureaucracy and red tape, which is typical for a government agency(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      May 11, 2021 - Customer Service Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, Pay, Location, Carpool, Working Hours

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, People, Management, Old School

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Electrical Engineering Associate N.E.A.T Interview for OCI

      May 9, 2021 - Electrical Engineering Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stability, Opportunities, Relationship , Awesome, Great

      Cons

      Political Hierarchy Slow Processes Old Technology Desk Life Can get caught up in the drama

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good

      Apr 29, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      a great place to work and grow

      Cons

      no cons of my Knowing

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best job ever.

      Apr 20, 2021 - Systems Programmer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, good people, stable, secure, great benefits, and amazing work life balance.

      Cons

      Like any other company there are politics but that's normal.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company for a Lifelong Career

      Mar 31, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits and pay is very generous, helpful colleagues, fabulous work/life balance, career counseling, lots of training opportunities, and available resources for anything you may need.

      Cons

      New hire training is like mental boot camp, but if you stick through it the benefits afterwards will be well worth it.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Apr 9, 2021 - Apprentice Lineman in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, great pay and time off.

      Cons

      Change happens very very slow. Takes a long time for positive changes in the industry to be adopted by the department.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Ladwp

      Apr 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Money money money money money

      Cons

      Call center confinement and micromanaged

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best Emloyer ever

      Feb 21, 2021 - Database Architect in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job Security, Good Salary, Good Work Life Balance

      Cons

      bureaucracy, Old Technology, Slow paced

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stable Utility Job in Socal

      Feb 7, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable, comparable competitive pay for utility and engineer work. Great for family-oriented employees, good vacation, benefits, and retirement.

      Cons

      Governmental Bururecratic System, ever more so influenced by local and state politics since environmental pressures.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Socialism erm, Union Workforce

      Mar 15, 2021 - Electrical Engineering Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -You won’t ever get fired unless your caught by real authorities but even then, just a slap on the wrist

      Cons

      -Outdated thinking -Impossible to get rid of dead weight (which is about 80% of the older staff) -No real innovations -Barely keeping up with current standards -Lots of red tape -Politics Everwhere -Lazy older generation

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