Poor Management / Senior Personnel Incompetent
Future Ex-employee (Current Employee) – Long Beach, CA – October 16, 2012
Engineering Design (Harbor Dept) is currently under very poor management and because of it, the department has the lowest work output and morale in Port history. Senior personnel are given assignments they cannot complete due to their own shortcomings and attitudes. Because of this, projects are routinely over budget, past deadlines and riddled with engineering design flaws.
The "city employee" is alive and well in this department. These employees are a product of the, "you can't fire me, and I dont have to work if I dont want to" system. The same system that allows employees to "pull seniority" in times of layoffs to preserve their jobs. Seniority meaning time with the city and not actual work accomplished. Younger, more knowledgable employees with higher output levels and higher contribution levels are axed because of this.
I would not recommend working here unless you plan on retiring soon or want a very very small work load and dont mind politcal games played by management and senior personnel.
city/government employment is seen as one of the most stable jobs around.
low pay, lots of office politics, no work, bad attitudes, low morale, bad management, low expertise levels