California Franchise Tax Board

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California Franchise Tax Board Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Franchise Tax Board as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Can be flexible with work schedule.

    Cons

    Do not have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a people person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tax Auditor

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditor
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of flexibility
    Travel
    Exposure to many, various industries
    Interesting work
    Flexible work arrangements
    Job Security

    Cons

    Not much room for growth
    Supervisors and managers are not chosen based on managerial skills and abilities
    Little room for growth
    Inefficient work environment
    Lack of consistency across different teams
    Low pay
    Lack of transparency in regards to the promotions process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay; focus more on boosting employee morale; offer equal opportunities to all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A fast paced, friendly environment. Fun to work at. All holidays observed (Decorations, etc.)

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    Former Employee - Tax Program Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Program Assistant in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at California Franchise Tax Board full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Advantages to moving up the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Maintaining a level of security. Highly competitive work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More empathetic to those who foot the load. Talk to a person rather than talk at a person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in New York, NY

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    work life balance, very flexible schedules and hours

    Cons

    slightly below average pay, no motivation to work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop a better reward system to maintain good employees from transferring to private and public firms

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It was a good entry level job for undergraduates.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Franchise Tax Board

    Pros

    It was good training, decent pay for entry-level. Holidays off with great benefits. Ability to move up of hard work is put in.

    Cons

    Very stressful at times with little to no help at times. Technology needs updating to make job easier as comparing with private companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain the good hardworking employees instead of moving up the ones that are into hobbies as you is needed.. too many talented employees moving out at any chance they get.

  7.  

    Use to be great employer for IT

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    Former Employee - Staff Programmer Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Programmer Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at California Franchise Tax Board full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advantage is it's an hourly position so anything over 40 hours a week is overtime. Many opportunities for growth and broad range of projects.

    Cons

    It used to much better. At one time I would have given it 5 stars. Now most IT managers are coming from the business side of the house and know little about IT practices or principles. For that matter they don't understand IT at all. They still try to treat you as if you have a production quota and expect the project to advanced along a specific timeline. They don't understand the concept of out of the box thinking or what is required to actually create something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let IT, especially programmers, the leniency to do their jobs as creativeness flows. Also, it would be really advantageous if you promoted those to lead that actually have the experience rather then those you like.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad, but there's always room for improvement.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have outstanding management/supervision directly above me.
    My work is meaningful and helps the organization run more efficiently.
    It is California's largest IT department.
    FTB is a technology-embracing agency; 90% of the work is done by computers.
    Mixed environment.

    Cons

    People that can't move up often end up staying put instead of moving on.
    The compensation is lower than private.
    Union; I don't think they add any real value in this type of job and I know I could negotiate a higher salary for myself if I was independent. They come off as more of a marketing entity.
    The job duties are more compartmentalized than I would like.
    The occassional lazy employee is hard to get rid of.
    Security policy is a bit over-bearing; it's understandable given the type of data we're responsible for, but it's still annoying to not even be able to check personal email during your lunch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate tax auditor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good job flexibility and great people

    Cons

    Not competitive pay. Lose great talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit California income tax returns of corporations engaging in business activities in California.

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    Current Employee - Associate Tax Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Tax Auditor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility, great work/life balance, decent pay.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth. Promotions are not always based on merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should be based on merrit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Auditor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board

    Pros

    Great place to work, flexible schedule and great benefits

    Cons

    Compensation is not as competitive as outside firm

    Negative Outlook

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