Working at LA County Department of Public Works | Glassdoor.ca

LA County Department of Public Works Overview

Work here? Get a FREE Employer Account
Alhambra, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Unknown
Government
Local Councils
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors

Unknown

LA County Department of Public Works Reviews

  • "Decent Benefits and Pay, but that's about it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineering Assistant in Alhambra, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineering Assistant in Alhambra, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LA County Department of Public Works full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits and several health plans to choose from
    - Relaxed work atmosphere
    - Union protected job
    - Lots of lateral transfer opportunities
    - Interesting road, environmental, and flood channel projects
    - No pressure to work more than 40 hours a week

    Cons

    - Hierarchical structure adds unnecessary amounts of bureaucracy.
    - Lack of promotional opportunities
    - Management is more concerned about pleasing the Board of Supervisors than making sure their employees have the resources to perform their jobs
    - Job stability is affected by market cycles

    Advice to Management

    Take more interest in your employees. Stop focusing on poorly-performing workers and focus on those who are genuinely interested in the quality of work. Be more open to criticism of standard practices and improvements in procedure. Think 30 years into the future, not 5 years.

See All 32 Reviews

LA County Department of Public Works Interviews

Experience

Experience
90%
10%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
82%
18%

Difficulty

2.5
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in July 2020.

    Interview

    Friendly Interview. No technical questions just a few personal questions about experiences. and you will be scored based on your answers. it is very difficult to get into the second round after getting your score due to high volume of people applying to this job.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where you and a co-worker are in a disagreement?   Answer Question
See All 11 Interviews

LA County Department of Public Works Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at LA County Department of Public Works? Share Your Experiences

LA County Department of Public Works
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or