California Department of Motor Vehicles

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    associate governmental program analyst

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    Former Employee - AGPA  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - AGPA in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at California Department of Motor Vehicles full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    job security and friendly environment

    Cons

    hard to promote within the divisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Motor Vehicle Technician

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    Current Employee - Motor Vehicle Technician  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Motor Vehicle Technician in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Department of Motor Vehicles full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Job Security, Good Benefits, Fun Co-workers

    Cons

    Horrible Management, Lots of favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Secure working environment

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    Current Employee - Licensing Registration Examiner  in  El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Licensing Registration Examiner in El Cajon, CA

    I have been working at California Department of Motor Vehicles full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This job is very laid back however, you carry a large responsibility of ensuring safety on the roadways.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth and development. There are no career paths for this position and after a few years you may want to look for something else that allows for growth and different career opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Good, provided their union doesn't screw you over.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at California Department of Motor Vehicles part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent hours, excellent job security, flexible hours, higher pay than what most people my age can get, great co workers, friendly atmosphere, good job experience to make you look more employable.

    Cons

    Their union is atrocious. If you aren't lazy or inept it is essentially useless to you. They care only for their union dues and will collect them through whatever diabolical means possible. Good workers such as myself got thrown under the bus and I am soon to be out of a job, purely because of the union.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - management was generally good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    It's the DMV but it could be worse....

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    Former Employee - Licsening Registration Examiner  in  Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Licsening Registration Examiner in Oxnard, CA

    I worked at California Department of Motor Vehicles full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement. Some really good coworkers.Lots of opportunity to move up or to transfer statewide.

    Cons

    Senority rules and getting time off is sometimes difficult. Lot of old-timers have an attitude and are not willing to adapt to the changing world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the deadwood!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    This place is where I'm going to retire from

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    Current Employee - Superintendent  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Department of Motor Vehicles

    Pros

    Its the best state agency to work for and it provides growth.

    Cons

    Some depts employees skill level is too low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Receive all the training that the department provides.

    Recommends
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    It is a state job, take it as you will.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Department of Motor Vehicles

    Pros

    State Job, which in the DMV's case, means very nice job security.

    Cons

    State can have their way with your paycheck/hours whenever there is a budget problem.

    Co-Workers tend to get lazy, misinformed, carry on old ways and, in general don't make it a fun place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get training. All the time. Please.

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