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    Typical State position and expectations

    Consultant (Current Employee) West Sacramento, CA

    ProsNo pressure and not very difficult

    ConsNot very satisfying or chanllenging

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great, easy going job if you don't want to get very technical.

    Engineering Student Assistant (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsFlexible Schedule. Accommodating Staff.
    Easy going work pace - not to much work

    ConsThe particular office I worked in did not have much "engineering" work. DWR in general contracts out a lot of its engineering work.
    Very Grey office.
    Easy going work pace - you get bored.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor management, overly bureaucratic

    Senior Engineer, WR (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsOk salaries if you're an engineer
    A few bright work spots here and there
    The only employer if you want to work with the biggest hydroelectric machinery

    ConsA number of good managers and rising stars left 10-15 years ago because of terrible salaries. The salaries are better now but the lousy managers left behind have hired and promoted their friends.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening to the ranks. Most of you guys are lousy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work

    Engineer, Water Resources (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsI have been working in the Division of Flood Management for past 2 years and I believe it’s a great place to work. The working environment is excellent compared to the private company I’ve worked in the past. Everyone seems very polite and courteous to others. My co-workers are always helpful and go out of their ways to help me out if needed. The management cares for the well being of their employees and promotes training classes for career growth.

    ConsThere are lots of rules and regulations and forms to fill up in order to complete a simple task and some processes are slow due to government bureaucracy. The day to day work isn’t as challenging compare to the private sector. Moving up in the career ladder can be difficult due to limited available position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFew managers don’t have good leadership and management skills. Managers should promote teamwork within their group.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Productive and learning experience of government operations

    Assistant (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA

    ProsFlexible time scheduling and 100% pay for all extra curricular job related classes.

    ConsNot much room for growth and very little movement for advancement.

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    Engineer (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsFlexiblibity, good family-work balance. Good benefits.

    ConsMany employees are underutilized. Work done is not acknowledged as having value by division.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds leadership.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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