CalPERS Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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CalPERS CEO Anne Stausboll
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  1. The culture is AMAZING for it being a public agency.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at CalPERS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and helpful people, laid-back, accommodating culture.

    Cons

    The repetitive office environment may get boring to you.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great! Keep it up.


  2. Contract Staffing positions (Corrupted)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CalPERS

    Pros

    Nice Building!
    Nice Amenities!
    Good Gym
    Friendly people.

    Cons

    *Most of the managers in this agency have their own company and route the contract position through them, it would have been good if they hire quality but they wont. instead they get OPT consultants meaning fresh from college faking there experience as 8 plus years.
    *There is a Senior Consultant who is with calpers for more than 10 years now has 3 different companies with different names and has about more than 10 plus consultants working in calpers, he drives all fancy cars. you understand why right.
    *All the Data related, Testing and BI related teams have fake consultants and most of them by this guy, majority of the consultants in Data related and Testing.
    Note: Testing team has got corrupted lately and hired 5 consultants lately out of which only one is good fit.

    Imagine what kinda quality they will produce.

    Advice to Management

    Please take some action


  3. Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at CalPERS (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    On site cafe.
    Better than most typical state agencies.

    Cons

    They preach core values but only practice at exec level and low staff level.
    They claim "competitive hiring" but 99% of the time have someone they want or like lined up for position and interviews are a waste of time in those cases.

    Advice to Management

    Actually live the core values. Stop stifling talented people. Create better ways to recognize talent because many talented people who don't brown nose are stuck in low level positions even though they are WAY over qualified for them.


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  5. Destination employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retirement Program Specialist
    Current Employee - Retirement Program Specialist

    I have been working at CalPERS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, location, management, executives, leave time

    Cons

    Salary, parking, experience, bureaucratic, complacency

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  6. Great team experience. Knowledgeable employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CalPERS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Willingness of employees to pull together to get work done.

    Cons

    Long work hours, 66+ per week in management role.


  7. Mostly positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at CalPERS part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, relatively relaxed environment, and a positive work culture. Like working for a private company with the perks of a public one.

    Cons

    No much room for growth in the operation field. Managers do not always value the ethic of employees or put their interests first


  8. Seasonal Clerk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at CalPERS full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome place to work for with awesome coworkers.

    Cons

    the mycalpers system has some problems that seem to never be fixed.

    Advice to Management

    my management team is awesome!


  9. Seasonal Clerk

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Clerk in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at CalPERS part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome way to get your foot in the door

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be boring busy work

    Advice to Management

    great management!


  10. Great opportunity to work at the forefront of the investment industry while maintaining a balanced life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equity - Management in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Equity - Management in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at CalPERS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is definitely not just lip service. At the same time, the opportunities to be at the forefront of the investment industry are plentiful. Solid leadership. Definitely more of an asset manager than a government entity.

    Cons

    As a public pension, it is difficult for compensation to be competitive with peers on the private side. The reality that compensation comes in many forms other than your paycheck must be emphasized.

    Advice to Management

    Greater separation of the investment office from the government benefit provider would be beneficial.


  11. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalPERS full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to get benefits

    Cons

    Way too much down time



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