Los Angeles
3.8 of 5 46 reviews
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Los Angeles Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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3.8 46 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Antonio R. Villaraigosa

(12 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Interning at the Bureau of Saniation

Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles as an intern for more than a year

ProsPeople knew how to work as a team.

ConsProjects were very slow to be implemented.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo have more time management over projects.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Professional mobility

Planning Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles as a contractor for more than a year

ProsPlanning staff has a wide array of projects, issues and disciplines in which to operate within. High degree of continuing professional education and gainful hands on experience from GIS, economic analysis, housing, transportation, code development, opportunity for professionalism

ConsProfessional testing leading to career advancement is competitive and standard by governmental requirements. However, the selection process with regards to appointment is obfuscated by subjective metrics inherent to an established 'old boy network'.

Advice to Senior Managementdepartment should be more reflective of the populace it serves

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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big organization, big opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Los Angeles

Prossecurity, benefits, nice enviroment, opportunities,

Conssometimes your work place is in the wrong side from were you live

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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love it

Clerk (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Los Angeles part-time for more than 8 years

Prosbest job, won't get fired, great coworkers

Consnot enough available hours to work full time

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A good learning experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Los Angeles

ProsGreat pay and benefits.Good place to work.

ConsExempt employee,not steady work.to many layoffs.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore steady employment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a great city to work for

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Los Angeles as an intern for less than a year

ProsIt was a lovely environment and people are really nice. Everybody is very smart and accomplished.

ConsThe only thing that I found unfortunate about working here is that it is a bit unorganized. It takes a while to get certain things done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great benefits. Good competitive pay. Good union.

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Los Angeles full-time for less than a year

ProsEndless transfer opportunities, great benefits. good employee discounts at many major companies.

Consslow hiring process. hard to get rid of problem employees once past probation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I had a great experience at the City of Los Angeles.

Intermediate Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles part-time for less than a year

ProsThe job was explained very well. I never felt intimidated. The pay rate was fair.

ConsIt is a seasonal job. Wish it was a Permanent position.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would like to know the exact date of when the season will close, this way I could look for my next job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A seasonal job with fluctuating workflow, with a lot of overtime required closer to Election Day.

Senior Election Clerk (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles as a contractor for more than a year

ProsDepending on the team you work for, there is usually a sense of comradery. You can get pretty close with coworkers, since you work long hours with your team. This is a good first or second job to have if you are an as-needed employee.

ConsA division between teams can occur, slowing down productivity and/or the harmony in the office. Many as-needed staff don't feel fairly treated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Student Professional Worker (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Los Angeles as an intern for more than a year

ProsHighly recommended, you get to wear many hats. They teach you about anything you really want to learn. Great experience, if you are willing to put in the effort.

ConsThere is no upward mobility, so use your time to network, if you can while working, so you can take your experience to use once you graduate since the city will not hire you directly. In fact, the city itself will not recognize your experience at your internship... which is very flawed.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate ways so your best interns (once they graduate) can become full-time employees, so the city can continually benefit from them and does not have to retrain someone else to do the job and etc.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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