California Employment Development Department

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Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. Workforce Services

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

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I have spent most of my life in private industry and worked a wide variety of jobs from unloading trucks to materials management, from dishwasher to cook, from inventory clerk to bidding contracts and I find all of that experience puts me in a position to understand the motivations of those looking for work. Helping people and being able to relate to where they are in their current situation allows me a rewarding career at an over 60 year old place in life.

    Cons

    The cons tend to come in one of two forms. After years working for non-governmental corporations I chafe at the inherent slowness of getting anything accomplished in less than 30 days. I am accustomed to making a decision and then taking action. At EDD once a decision is made it may take three to six weeks to actually begin to take action. Sometimes it is so slow you have forgotten what you wanted to accomplish in the first place!

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make a decision and carry it out.


  2. Program Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Employment Development Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional organized management team. Great place to learn and develop professionally.

    Cons

    It can be a rigid work environment. Not a lot of flexibility


  3. Information Security Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, great salary, benefits, working with cutting edge technology

    Cons

    upper management a bit disorganized, no more complaints


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  5. Flexible working hours, wonderful managements, and growth opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Compliance Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Compliance Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Free parking -flexible hours -friendly environment -supporting coworkers -encouraging management

    Cons

    -outdated processes -outdated systems -no wifi -only one bathroom on each floor


  6. Tax Auditor, Range B

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Santa Fe Springs, CA

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits, and a PENSION!

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive.


  7. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very detailed training, supportive management, decent pay and benefits. Stay focused through the training and do your job and its a great place.

    Cons

    If you are classified as a Permanent intermittent employee, your hours may get cut sometimes based upon state budget. CAL HR or whoever is in charge of the pay and benefits is a total joke. Every month something is wrong with your paycheck whether they did not take out your insurance premium or shorting you on the hours paid, which you then have to alert your manager and takes a couple weeks to fix.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work. It would be good to have a benefits presentation during orientation that explains everything so we are not left having to research online and figure it out. Also the state controller or cal hr really needs to clean house and hire some people that can actually do their job.


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    Associate Governmental Program Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Governmental Program Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Governmental Program Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Paid holidays and stable work. The EDD is there in the time of need for Californians. You can feel good about the work you do.

    Cons

    Central Office in Sacramento is a filthy, old, and distrusting building. To work there you must sign a waiver that you agree to work there with ASBESTOS. Who does that

    Advice to Management

    Be knowledgable about your job. Don't micromanage. Trust your staff. Play an active supportive role in your staffs professional development. Please lead by example.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Disability Insurance Claim Examiner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Disability Insurance Program Representative in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Disability Insurance Program Representative in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefit pay, including vacation, holidays, health insurance

    Cons

    Excessive micro-management. Job requires sitting long hours, manager constantly monitoring calls per hour.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Employment Program Representarive

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employment Program Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Employment Program Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working for EDD is very rewarding; however, you get out what you put in. If you are enthusiastic about your job, you'll find it is a great organization to work for.

    Cons

    It is hard to have upward mobility. I find that there many people in State of CA jobs who stay in the same position for over 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Try working with the clients more often so you get see what your staff has to deal with. Sometimes the managers do not have realistic goals.


  11. Administrative Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Inglewood, LA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Inglewood, LA

    I have been working at California Employment Development Department part-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Decent Pay,Calm Environment

    Cons

    Have too many temp positions, and lead you on to think you will gain Long-Term employment with them. you might be treated like a child/or client if your hired through a program with them,so you will do all the hard work as if you are employed through the company but you will always be treated like your just a client or a kid and your at the bottom respect wise so word of advice stay out of peoples way just do your job and always strive to do the best you can

    Advice to Management

    be honest ,stop using and abusing.



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