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  • State Employment is a mixed bag.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Services Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Management Services Technician in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at CDSS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    State employment could be great if conditions are right. It all depends on the people you work with and your supervisors. I had a generally positive experience with the supervisors, but had trouble working with individual employees. State benefits are great and once you pass your probation it's almost impossible to get fired.

    Cons

    The opportunity for advancement is slow. It's difficult to advance because you have to take exams, but with enough effort, you will get there. I had a generally positive experience with the supervisors, but had trouble working with individual employees. The "analyst" positions are more desirable than the office technician or management service technician positions because they allow you to do more interesting work.

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    Management needs to work more on creating a more positive work environment.

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CDSS Interviews

Updated Mar 6, 2015
Updated Mar 6, 2015

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    Management Services Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at CDSS in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    First you have to apply for the exam. Then you take the exam. Then you get on a list and receive job opportunities in the mail, or you can apply for open positions. When I first was hired with the state I applied for 10 or more jobs per week. Then I waited forever to get interviews. Then after the interviews I often never heard back. For this particular interview I was applying for internal advancement.

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Website www.cdss.ca.gov
Headquarters Sacramento, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1970
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) takes care of its state residents in need. The agency's mission is to help strengthen families and support the most vulnerable individuals as they develop independence. CDSS provides a wide variety of services in areas such as employment, health, housing, and transportation. The agency offers programs for seniors, children and adults with disabilities and health limitations, and refugees. CDSS also provides disaster services, adoption support, foster care, and day care services. The department began as the Board of... More

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