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LA County Department of Public Works Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2020

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LA County Department of Public Works Director Mark Pestrella
Mark Pestrella
5 Ratings
  1. "Wonderful benefits and people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineering Assistant in Alhambra, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LA County Department of Public Works full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are awesome and coworkers are great!

    Cons

    Not a lot of engineering work

    LA County Department of Public Works2020-02-15
  2. "Good for learning the ropes in the public sector"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LA County Department of Public Works part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stability and benefits. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Tedious, can be slow at times.

    LA County Department of Public Works2020-02-24
  3. "Good Company If You Want To Serve The Public"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to meet great people from different engineering division.

    Cons

    Being a public servant of one of the largest counties can be a lot of work.

    LA County Department of Public Works2020-01-14
  4. "Loopholes and Beauracracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    schedule, parking, on-site cafeteria, location, retirement benefits, benefits, pay.

    Cons

    Favoritism, promotions are not merit based, managers have poor people skills, no room for growth for non-engineers.

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    LA County Department of Public Works2020-01-23
  5. "great place"

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    Current Employee - ITC 

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great place to work and be

    Cons

    the pay needs to be increased

    LA County Department of Public Works2019-07-30
  6. "Not much technical engineering work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Civil Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance Great Benefits Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Although there is a rotation program for Engineering Assistants, there is very little technical work.

    LA County Department of Public Works2019-04-11
  7. "Civil Engineering Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, fair work-life balance, good benefit. Management varies from division to division, but overall fair, clear direction from above.

    Cons

    Need to follow certain County/Department procedures, not necessarily the most efficient. There's always politics when trying to move forward.

    LA County Department of Public Works2018-10-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering technician/supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Mid Level Supervision in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Steady work. you work when it rains. sick time and vacation good.

    Cons

    Poor management, inept leadership. favoritism. fail to pay market rates. expect staff to travel cross county at whim. unrealistic expectations. no rewards for outstanding performance. you are a "tool" for management to get performance bonuses. Pestrella is not creative, sincere, or a good leader. total government overreach into employee's private lives. Poor equipment, your chair and desk are surely from the forties. Managers are not truthful to employees.

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    LA County Department of Public Works2018-05-14
  9. "Civil Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic work environement with really good benefits

    Cons

    Competitive job hiring process for entry level engineers

    LA County Department of Public Works2017-12-11
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Management Assistant in Alhambra, CA

    I have been working at LA County Department of Public Works full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, 4/10 work schedule, parking available, fulfilling work, no micromanaging, onsite cafeteria, diverse workforce. Facilities are kept very clean.

    Cons

    No real transition period, poor on-boarding, some floors are outdated, desks/chairs are broken and uncomfortable. Supplies aren't easy to come by.

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    LA County Department of Public Works2017-11-14
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