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Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Resource Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Resource Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well funded, efficient water agency who can afford to hire the best of the best in the public agency world.

    Cons

    Hard to get in the door, since each open positions draws hundreds of applications.

    Advice to Management

    Offer flexible work schedules to employees, less chain to the desk mentality. Otherwise, great place to work.

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2017-04-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "File Clerk"

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    I worked at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    Pros

    There was always something to do.

    Cons

    It is a lot of Repetitive work.

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2016-12-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "WORK HERE - People do not leave until they retire"

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    I have been working at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    Pros

    Great Company...excellent benefits...room for advancement

    Cons

    Cafeteria food is not very diverse

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2016-06-09
  4. "Student Intern"

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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    Pros

    Pay very well for student internships, everyone is very nice and approachable overall.

    Cons

    It can be a pretty boring place to work if you are in your young 20s. Everyone has worked there for 20-30 years and things happen very slowly.

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2016-04-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Talented workforce"

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    Engineering Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to work. Lots of experienced people at this company. Work culture is getting better. Management really cares about workforce. Good mix of private and public atmosphere.

    Cons

    Occasionally there is some bureaucracy, but this is more of a fault with the industry than with Met. There is a lot of unnecessary back and forth with other stakeholders (Caltrans, County, etc) who still tend to have issues improving interactions with external agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2016-03-18
  6. "Typical Government Workplace"

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     in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They appreciate employee hard work.

    Cons

    Most people there don't care enough to work very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more about the work and less about the 401k.

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2015-09-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Analyst"

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    Contractor in Alhambra, CA
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    I have been working at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for less than a year

    Pros

    Job security with great benefits. No one appears to be over worked.

    Cons

    Moves at a slow pace.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the bureaucracy.

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2015-08-10
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Amazing benefits and employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules and sufficient leave hours. Employees are very kind and helpful.

    Cons

    The only con is the hiring process may take several months, but it is worth the wait.

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2015-07-23
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Wonderful company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer II in Los Angeles, CA
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    I worked at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and networking opportunities with many different clubs including toastmasters to attend. Excellent retirement benefits. The management I worked under was terrific.

    Cons

    Cafeteria is too far away. Other than that I have no other complaints. They were a wonderful company to work for. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Work on hiring practices, especially speeding up the process for the time between job posting and actual hiring. It took over 6 months to get hired after the job was posted. This needs improvement.

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2015-04-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work. Fascinating public policy issues."

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    I have been working at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    Pros

    Agency performs essential public service. Professional staff performs well and does good work.

    Cons

    Like any bureacracy can be slow and cumbersome in getting work done but overall excellent place to work.

    Advice to Management

    CEO is actually Jeffrey Kightlinger. Tim Brick was a former Board Chairman.

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California2015-04-16
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