Los Angeles Water and Power Reviews

Updated May 21, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    LADWP

    May 9, 2022 - Electrical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work environment and interesting work

    Cons

    Employees do not get free parking and must pay to park at the office.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    It was okay

    May 21, 2022 - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The salary is a liveable wage

    Cons

    Dealing with billing inquiries , upset customers arguing and yelling a lot

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great overall company to work at.

    Apr 23, 2022 - Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Competitive pay and union benefits. Overtime Opportunities. Exposure to large projects and different industry aspects. Internal promotion for all higher up positions.

    Cons

    Red tape. Gets very political as you ascend. Salary cap that only adjusts with inflation for each position.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent place to work, but it's still a bureaucratic labyrinth

    Apr 16, 2022 - Utility Services Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent pay, time off, and benefits.

    Cons

    There can be some slow, inefficient bureaucratic processes. Overall, some employees are just dialing in and can be very resistant to change and actually doing their jobs. However, you can adapt and learn what you need to do to be successful in your position.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good job brief benefits

    Apr 28, 2022 - Equipment Operator I 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Bane job great benefits

    Cons

    The travel time it takes me to get to work

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Safe

    Mar 10, 2022 - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Safe once you pass probation Good pay relative to private industry engineering jobs Benefits

    Cons

    Political Not leading edge of engineering Bureaucracy and does not change or adapt quickly Does not allow for full remote Management is promoted based on their ability to do as they are told by higher ups and those within city and state government. Management is too connected to the politics and disconnected from reality

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good or Bad

    Mar 4, 2022 - Station Operator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of free time, great if you’re in school.

    Cons

    Can be dangerous and requires attention and focus.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good, Stable Job

    Mar 1, 2022 - Electrical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Livable salary, stable, good benefits, union secured, and annual raises according to cost of living increases.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, no motivation, not very diverse.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Best Job Ever

    Jan 31, 2022 - Senior Administrative Clerk 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The environment is amazing! The pay is good and the coworkers are super friendly.

    Cons

    The cafeteria and gym closed due to COVID. Also, I am not too happy that they take a big chunk of my check for retirement by force and back billed me for deductions on previous paychecks they forgot to deduct. When I got hired I was too busy training that I missed the 30 day period from hire date to sign up for health benefits. I pleaded for an exception but I was denied. Now I don’t have any health insurance until next open enrollment which is in 4 months.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Feb 13, 2022 - SCADA Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work environment, team work

    Cons

    None that i can complain about

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Los Angeles Water and Power has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 200 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at Los Angeles Water and Power to a friend and 83% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Los Angeles Water and Power employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Los Angeles Water and Power. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

81% of Los Angeles Water and Power employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Los Angeles Water and Power 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Los Angeles Water and Power to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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