California State Board of Equalization
3.7 of 5 25 reviews
www.boe.ca.gov Sacramento, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 13, 2014

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Caroline Cabias

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Depending on the unit, work can be satisfying and busy, or slow and boring.

Business Taxes Specialist (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCan't beat the medical benefits and pension. Also the alternate work schedule, 40 hour work week and vacation time can't be beat.

ConsSalaries are what they are. Promotional opportunities are limited. You will not get rich working for the state.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing Place to Work

Tax Auditor (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCareer advancement, friendly, potential for continuos growth. Everyone treats you like a professional. Its a great place to work and i love it here.

ConsI have no cons when it comes to this agency.

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Great Place for a start

Senior Tax Auditor (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHours - up to 40, home office (90%), benefits - BCBS, vacation-can take any time, traveling - US and Canada, and promotions the first 3 years (up to 60k).

ConsNo motivation since everybody gets the same salary, no tuition reimbursements.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great long term employment if you can tolerate the office politics

Supervising Tax Auditor (Former Employee)
Salinas, CA

I worked at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 10 years

ProsJob security, salary and benefits, retirement plan.

ConsAntiquated promotion process. Stagnant upward mobility. Unprofessional and unethical upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach and be more supportive towards front line managers and rank and file personnel.

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

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Thankful for the experience and wonderful people I worked with.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSatisfying work with a legitimate need. The opportunities exist to increase personal knowledge and skills across a broad spectrum.

ConsState workers are blamed for the governments inability to manage a budget. The trade-off used to be less salary in exchange for good benefits and a decent retirement. Government has targeted the benefits for new hires thereby reducing the incentive to work for the state. Union negotiated "pay raises" do not keep pace with the rate of inflation.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to insure parity across classifications. Look to manage departmental budgets more like a business and move away from "governmental accounting".

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Streeful compare to other government agencies.

Tax Auditor (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than a year

ProsAudit on businesses in different industries.

ConsManagement treat employees as robots that can be replaced.

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Overall good experience

Senior Tax Auditor (Current Employee)

I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDefinitely a great place to work.

ConsA lot of employees feel like their salaries don't match up with what they do, and I totally agree.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Average pay, an accepting environment, a great learning experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time

ProsA good learning environment with room to grow professionally. Good upward mobility as the majority of workers are just a few years from retirement age.

ConsIn some areas the salary may not let you live well in your district. Many coworkers need to commute into the area which they work in daily.

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Associate Tax Auditor (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits such as retirement and family leave benefits.

ConsLower pay than private/public accounting firms with the same job specifications.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Business Taxes Representative (Current Employee)
Norwalk, CA

I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than a year

ProsNo overtime, flexible schedule, union

ConsPressure to meet deadlines, so many information to grasp,

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