Not a good experience.......
Pros: pay, benefits
Cons: culture, management, daily routine, no upward mobility.
Management is very mediocre for this specific division. I am sure the rest of LACOE is not this way so this is only a review for the GAIN Division. A typical day would include repetitive work. The only valuable thing I learned was about the people I served. I met so many people with different obstacles and struggles and it felt good to be able to do something good for them such as getting them a job. However, management is is very mediocre, there is basically none. Co-workers are good, great people, of course there are some who have been there too long and need to go. There are unprofessional and incompetent people who were hired in the past and because they are backed by the union they cannot be fired no matter how unmotivated and unprofessional they have become. The hardest part of the job is... nothing. Everything is pretty easy, the job basically does itself minus the first week of orientation for the participants. The most enjoyable is probably meeting participants who really want to work and who find jobs. Those who have been through a lot and finally find something. Overall though, if you are expecting a challenging environment where you will thrive and move up... nope this division is NOT for you. If you hope to one day transition to other divisions of LACOE, good luck that is hard. This division is completely unrelated to anything else so the skills are basically NOT transferable not to mention the bad reputation that it has.