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Review averages

  • 71 employees say

    Excellent (49)
    69.014084507042%
    Good (15)
    21.12676056338%
    Satisfactory (3)
    4.2253521126761%
    Subpar (4)
    5.6338028169014%
    4.01
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for City of Los Angeles

Reviews - What employees say

4.01 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Its grear

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would definitely revise the entire testing process for getting into the City and promoting within the City.

What I like about the company

I have been working for the City of Angeles for 17 years and it has been a great experience. I've gained a ton of knowledge and have had the opportunity to work with different people and different departments. The benefits are great - all holidays off, medical and dental coverage, and others. I currently work at a very good location right across the street from the beach, free convenient parking, and great coworkers and supervisor.

What I dislike about the company

My only issue is that for the City you have to test for every position and the testing material is very difficult. I think the tests are structured too much towards weeding people out vs helping employees promote and grow. The tests often contain questions regarding the job you're applying for that you would learn once you got in the position. However, you are expected to know the information prior to getting into the position. And the written tests do not determine how well a person will work because it's all geared towards knowledge. I wish the tests were more geared towards really helping people grow in the City.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Los Angeles
  • City
    Los Angeles
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Company Culture

People at my job are very hard to trust. There's a lot of back stabbing and brown nosing.

Support from management

People at my job are very hard to trust. There's a lot of back stabbing and brown nosing.

Teamwork

This is mainly so they don't get sued.

Freedom to work independently

It's average

Internal Communication

There are lots of unrealistic expectations with lots of pressure. Many people work differently due to the fact that they have been told different things by different supervisors. Nobody seems to be on the same page.

Office / Work Environment

Something is always going out and the buildings are old. Computers barely work.

Work-Life Balance

There's an expectation for you to be loyal to the job before anything else. You don't matter.

Company Image

It's a job and it pays the bills.

Workplace Safety

Again so they won't be sued

Challenging Work

I do the same thing every day and nothing changes

Suggestions for improvement

  • Enough with the backstabbing and trying to get people caught up.

What I like about the company

I have job stability and the only way i can be fired honestly is if I break the law. So that's a great thing. I also have great benefits for my family.

What I dislike about the company

They need to offer telecommuting options for more people. Too many people can't even afford to live in the city they work for.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    City of Los Angeles
  • City
    Los Angeles City Center
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Although employees are given a bulk amount of paid sick time every year, some employees with genuine health issues have to miss work quite often and if you miss too much work, discipline can be taken against the employee. I feel if we are given the paid sick leave, we should be able to use it without fear of repercussions.

What I like about the company

I worked in a different department, in a different position and was not happy there due to upper management. I was off ill for 3 years and when I returned I did not want to return to the same position or location so Human Resources was able to relocate me to another department with less stress and better management. In spite of the paycut and the stress of traffic working further away, I do not have the stress in my work like like I did before. I am also able to work a 9/80 which is great.

What I dislike about the company

I think Supervisors and Management could be more understanding of the employees they manage since we do spend more of our time at work than at home.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    City of Los Angeles
  • City
    Los Angeles
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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Review averages

  • 71 employees say

    Excellent (49)
    69.014084507042%
    Good (15)
    21.12676056338%
    Satisfactory (3)
    4.2253521126761%
    Subpar (4)
    5.6338028169014%
    4.01
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

City of Los Angeles
4.01
71 reviews

Industry average (Public Sector/Military/Law Enforcement)
3.53
38,211 reviews

kununu average
3.38
3,502,000 reviews