- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at CHP full-time (more than an year)Pros
The work is rather simple and routine once you learn the materials. Training is a year long and there are 2 phases. LOTS of overtime opportunities at great pay!Cons
It's a bureaucracy. Everything is chain of command and everyone wants to cover their own a**. Make sure that everything you do is within the "umbrella" what the CHP will protect or accept liability for. If you do any act outside of that umbrella, good luck! You're on your own. Another downside is that it's for 12 hour workdays. Get ready to get a gym membership or you'll increase your belt size by 200% in no time!RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 12+ months – interviewed at CHP.Interview Details
State Bureaucratic Process. 1-Apply when open. 2-Written Exam. 3-Physical. 4-Medical.
5-Background Check. 6-Interview 7-Psycological Screening. 8- WAIT 24-48 MONTHS!
9-Pass 27 week Academy.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsNo negotiation. State job. Everyone is paid the same based on rank and time employed regardless of performance, experience, training or work ethic.Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
- None - Just know everything you can about the CHP and they will want you to regurgitate it to them. Basically memorize the CHP values / mission and seven points of the badge. Then answer honestly and use those points to align yourself with them. Answer Question
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The state mascot of California is the grizzly bear; an unofficial one for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) might be the duo Ponch and Jon, motorcycle-cops of the TV series "CHiPs." CHP is committed to preventing property damage, injuries, and (worse) loss of life on the state's roads. The agency's aim is to reduce the number of traffic collisions through law enforcement, public education, and highway engineering. CHP also offers emergency assistance, including disaster relief and lifesaving help. Established in 1929 by the state legislature, the agency's programs...