California State Board of Equalization

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California State Board of Equalization Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    Student Assistant

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    Current Intern - Student Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Intern - Student Assistant in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging, relevant experience, increased chances of transitioning to regular full-time. I thought i would only be doing clerical stuff like filing and data entry so I was very surprised and thankful I was working in a department doing what I want to do after I graduate.

    Cons

    The only con I had was the pay so don't expect to make a lot of money. Student assistants that are in grade A are getting paid minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great culture, slower work pace, friendly people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Student Intern in Sacramento, CA
    Current Intern - Student Intern in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, supervisors, and great people to work with. Located right next to a mall if you get off early can spend some time strolling around or near the captial. Do your work and you'll be just fine.

    Cons

    Slow pace. Nothing else really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Student Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people, everybody is willing to teach you and show his/her tips.
    You are going to build up your skills through a learning progress. There is a clear training plan for each level of employees.
    Very inspiring trainer and supervisor
    Clear career path and salary structure

    Cons

    Very strict rules: you must be punctual, can't use the computer for personal use, such as check your personal email. No free coffee as normal company has.

    Recommends
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    Mediocre

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    Current Employee - Business Taxes Representative in Norwalk, CA
    Current Employee - Business Taxes Representative in Norwalk, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits, holiday, flexible schedule, and job security.

    Cons

    Work can be stressful at times. The company uses the Stephen covey 4 discipline strategy where employees must let them know what they are going to do to meet the goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have better management. Need to look at the turn over rate and why is it happening and correct it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Non discriminate employer.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization

    Pros

    Work-life balance is very well done.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. No bonuses.

  7.  

    Always the politics to screw up a good job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Great agency to work for. Benefits are good. Not going to get rich on the salary, but can live on the salary. Able to see a difference in the community when I do my job correctly.

    Cons

    Too many supervisors that have no business being supervisors. Too many of them in the job for themselves and not for the betterment of their staff or of the taxpayers. Can lead to a hostile work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourself and put people first.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Depending on the unit, work can be satisfying and busy, or slow and boring.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Taxes Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Business Taxes Specialist in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I have no cons when it comes to this agency.

  10.  

    Great Place for a start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Auditor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Hours - 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).

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great long term employment if you can tolerate the office politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervising Tax Auditor in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Supervising Tax Auditor in Salinas, CA

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

    Pros

    Job security, salary and benefits, retirement plan.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach and be more supportive towards front line managers and rank and file personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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