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I have been working at California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pros – Upper management is very supportive of science based decisions. You can make a difference in your community and world working here. On site daycare if you get on the list before you get pregnant. Commuting discounts for public transportation. Some teleworking opportunities. A pro-environmental management. Positive work-family balance. Dedicated professional staff.
Cons – Pay classifications for IT are lower than in similarly sized departments so IT is a revolving door. The department collects a lot of data but integrates and shares it poorly. Same downsides as at any State agency, eroding benefits, threatened layoffs, threatened minimum wage, negative attacks on your competency from politicians and uninformed public.
Advice to Senior Management – You've done a good job hiring and keeping good scientists - now its time to advance into the modern age and really utilize the expensive technology you've bought and pay to hire and keep good technologists versus constantly hiring consultants.
2009-04-20 15:00 PDT
I worked at California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Pros – Interesting mission if the IT department actually knew it.
Cons – Micromanagement and blatant disrespect towards employees in front of peers.
Advice to Senior Management – You have competent employees, get out of their way.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-02-11 15:42 PST
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