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Southern California Association of Governments Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  1. "Intern in Modeling and Forecasting Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern California Association of Governments part-time

    Pros

    Experienced people, good working culture, amazing office location, flexible timings

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind as if now


  2. "Great place to settle down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    People are great and many are very passionate about the work they do. Company values the importance of spreading information to help the region progress.

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy, slow to get things done. Most of the focus is on research and technical assistance aspect since technically they can't enforce much policy.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, research is important, but think about your planners and researchers' capacity. Understand many have lots of projects and not every project can be labeled as "priority."

  3. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Southern California Association of Governments full-time

    Pros

    Pay...benefits..10% raises ...as long as you say look other way when staff are discriminated and harassed. Location and work from home (not really working) is also a great perk.

    Cons

    No challenge...boredom. If looking somewhere to relax and retire in next 5 years, this is the place. Must do everything the Management says, even if wrong thing to do (99% of the time) and must get permission to speak to stakeholders, boardmembers... Management fears smart, outspoken individuals, and push those type of people out....sad

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Management staff are unqualified and have a club that lies and benefits for one another. Need real management and leaders.


  4. "SCAG"

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

    I worked at Southern California Association of Governments (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relevant research and planning for the SoCal region. Much of the team is genuinely passionate about making LA a better place to live.

    Cons

    The usual governmental bureaucracy; slow to move, slow to react.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way


  5. "good for your experience as a planner"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Southern California Association of Governments part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    networking and learning skills in GIS

    Cons

    staff are not passionate, limited time, location


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you are looking for a stable job, this place might be for you."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southern California Association of Governments full-time

    Pros

    Laid back work culture, good employee benefits, and relatively stable work environment. They provide excellent IT service so that employees can work from home. High exposure to local elected officials if that is something you are interested.

    Cons

    Top management is rather disorganized. Directors and managers lack management skills and knowledge. Very limited professional development and career advancement opportunities within the organization. If you are looking for challenge, this is not the place to be.


  7. "Budget and Grants Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growth, salary, work life balance, and co workers

    Cons

    Until now there have been no significant cons

  8. "Great Intro to the Professional World"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Subsidized public transportation fees (monthly reimbursement); welcoming staff and management

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper management to intern staff


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern California Association of Governments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Management needs to take care of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please please make your employees feel appreciative


  10. "Nice people there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People there are good to work with

    Cons

    Too much repeated work as an intern


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