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Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
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  1.  

    A great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Field Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Getting to see how laws are passed.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime work that isn't paid for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fun place with the right team

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    Former Employee - Assistant Coordinator  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    I interned with Assemblywomen Fiona Ma back in 2011 with her campaign manager team. It was a cooperative environment that really engages youth into the legislative process and challenges them to voice their opinion. Never once I got tired of the energy of the team, especially with Bob Twomey, who was in charge of the whole youth internship. He was the main driver and always had the great energy to influence youths.

    Cons

    The downside is the team's eagerness to accommodate all the students. At one point of the internship, there were possibly around 100 students that came from different level of schools - it was extremely difficult in finding a job for them and most of them would hang around the office

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Great experience, terrible salaries, terrible managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This job pays in fancy titles and experience

    Cons

    Most managers get their jobs because they worked on a campaign or "know someone" so they do not have any managerial skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Interesting, Challenging, and Unique Experience

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    Former Employee - Legislative Aide  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    You have a chance to make a real impact in the most influential state legislature in the US. You get to see how policy-making works and participate in the legislative process in a way that very few people do. It's a great place to gain knowledge of important policy issues, and you will gain skills and knowledge that will be useful in any policy work that you will do in the future.

    Cons

    The pace of work can vary drastically - there will be some periods where things are very slow, and some periods where things are extremely busy. Your experience in an office can vary drastically depending on which elected official you work for. You will spend a lot of time with your boss and your co-workers, so you want to be sure that you have a strong relationship along with everyone there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help create more avenues for new staff members, and help staffers from members who are terming out manage the transition from the legislature to the private sector.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Easy jobs, great benefits, boring workdays.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, access to opinion leaders.

    Cons

    If you work for an elected member, you must always be searching for your next job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a way for staffers to manage long term employment tracks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Deputy Director

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    Former Employee - Deputy Director  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Pension and free health care for life.

    Cons

    Al the people working there talk about is their retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the private sector.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great relaxed internship, got to work with hard-working staffers.

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Do actual constituent work, awesome work atmosphere, got to meet the big boss.

    Cons

    District Office work can get slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    interesting experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very friendly community, dedicated to helping you grow

    Cons

    you gain what you put in

  10.  

    California State Assembly Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Given real responsibilities, treated with respect, fast paced

    Cons

    Job offers rarely extended to interns because it is a government job. New grads are left to look for work on their own.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great place to work if you are part of the machine

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    The benefits cannot be beat. Work hours are perfect and vacation / personal / sick time policies are generous.

    Cons

    Once assigned a job, it is quite difficult to move up or down. No lateral movement either.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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