CalPERS

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CalPERS Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mostly positive

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

    I have been working at CalPERS part-time (more than an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Seasonal Clerk

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

    I have been working at CalPERS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to work for with awesome coworkers.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my management team is awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Seasonal Clerk

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

    I have been working at CalPERS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome way to get your foot in the door

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be boring busy work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great management!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at CalPERS

    Pros

    CalPERS is the best place to work under the State of Ca. They are committed in providing continuous training classes and personal development opportunities. Atmosphere is wonderful, as well as the wellness program they offer. Very flexible for personal and professional balance.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to state.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at CalPERS full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to get benefits

    Cons

    Way too much down time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots Of Potential!

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

    I worked at CalPERS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Taking the right steps to create a good IT environment

    Cons

    Typical politics and inefficiencies of state government

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on business. Expose business to possibilities (and have infrastructure in place to deliver)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work environment

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

    I worked at CalPERS part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many of opportunities and departments within one state institution. Once you get your foot in the door it is a great place to stay and work, also with good health benefits

    Cons

    The wait time for the parking garage like a year and a half. Occasionally, you run into someone that has the attitude of "we have always done it way" mentality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CalPERS

    Pros

    Great Management and Individuals and great place to work.

    Cons

    Difficult in getting promotion after years of service.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not as wonderful as it appears

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

    I worked at CalPERS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful buildings, amenities, cafeteria, large enough to move from one division to another to gain experience.

    Cons

    Constantly touting Core Values while living up to few of them. Management at the top is incentivized monetarily with bonuses, but it insulates them from treating staff like anything but a workforce whose purpose is to get them bonuses. This leads to a sort of isolationism between leaders and staff. There is no interest in fixing problems if you can just keep shedding the people who see the dissatisfaction and replacing them with new bodies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps the Core Values should be something more than an event you trot out annually, and should be internalized among your executive leadership. Treat people like assets, not widgets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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