Administrative Analyst (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – June 9, 2017
Management was unable to keep me from being harassed. The employees are great and most staff is excellent to work with. Management tends to adopt a older style of management that is not employee friendly. Newer managers are better educated and able to deliver effectively without demeaning staff.
Document Control Manager (Current Employee) – Long Beach, CA – October 11, 2017
I enjoyed working for the PORT. I really do not like been forced to complete these reviews and have minimum character limits. Forcing someone to complete the review really does not mean you are going to get a well thought out review or a review with substance.
Internship Student (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – March 13, 2016
working at the port was very fun. We work hared there, but they make it fun along the way to where it seems like we don't do work. we do what we love to do fix stuff and help people while we are at it.
Construction Engineer (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – February 20, 2016
Construction management team does not care about investor's money. Projects are always have a vast percentage of design issues, QA&QC are very poor, budget has never been enough to finish the project, contractors have easy deals being paid because people who are responsible to pay to them do not have enough negotiation experience and knowledge working in the construction business.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – September 25, 2014
I enjoyed working for the Port of Long Beach. I learned a lot on a daily basis. I assisted the Administrative Analyst with purchase orders and releasing from blanket purchase orders from existing accounts. Our director was a nice person to report to on a daily basis. My co-workers were energetic like myself and they always enjoyed coming to work. Hardest part of the job was that the day went by too fast. I enjoyed working here and the company wanted to keep me but since I wasn't on the clerk typist list I was unable to stay with them.
I have gotten used to my work. Would like something different.
Financial Reporting and Internal Controls Officer (Current Employee) – Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA – January 1, 2014
I have learned to interact with various levels of hierarchy within the organization; it is a pleasant environment, but after having been there for such a long time starts getting to you, My experience is heavily oriented to the financial statements preparation area and internal controls area. My position could be compared to a Controller in a business environment. The hardest part for me is to deal with routine, I have gotten used to do the same thing for some many years; I do enjoyed working at my place of employment but I believe is time for a change.
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