Calstrs Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
8 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place but can feel slow at times.

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    Former Employee - Investment Intern  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Investment Intern in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Calstrs as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and coworkers. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to take time to teach you what they do. As an intern they let me get involved with portfolio research.

    Cons

    They are a state company so there is a lot of politics that governs their work that you would not see at a private company. Can feel slow in the office.

  2.  

    As a Intern the organization prepared to be successful in the workplace.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Calstrs

    Pros

    As an intern i was able to develop and explore keen working traits that will follow me for the rest of my career. Great place to work and develop.

    Cons

    You will be treated as an permanent worker. Work can be stressful at times.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Meeting and educating the teachers was the best part of the position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Calstrs as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Contracted position 30 hours per week- meet the demands of the teacher

    Cons

    Now a state job - is not a contracted position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very structured position

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  5.  

    Great office environment - for a state job at least.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Calstrs as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Great facility, especially compared to other state offices. CalSTRS has a new building with nice spacious cubicles. The people there were great for the most part. Large staff means you're bound to make good relationships.

    Cons

    State environment is slow moving, and lazy sometimes. Can be frustrating when you feel like your coworkers don't put in 100% and they really don't need too anyways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience working at CalSTRS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Calstrs

    Pros

    - Work-Life balance
    - Opportunities to learn and promote
    - Progressive organization and forward-thinking
    - Values employees
    - Great leadership
    - Transparency
    - Management always willing to hear concerns/issues in the workplace

    Cons

    - "Lifers" (state employees who have passed their probation and have no desire for advancement--they can bring any team down which makes it hard to work with them at times because they are not open to new ideas or to change.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Continue to foster the minds of your staff by challenging them and ensuring they are the best employees that they can be.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place considering you work for the State

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    Current Employee - Investment Officer  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Officer in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Calstrs

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great employees, they encourage "outside the box" thinking, good pension and benefits

    Cons

    you are tied to the state for the good and bad. compensation is tied to the State. since it is hard to get rid of people, you get some that do no work and have no knowledge and there is nothing anyone does about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    repremand those who do no work and recognize those who do great work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Do not work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Calstrs

    Pros

    good retirement benefits, impossible to get fired.

    Cons

    Politics reign. Senior mgmt seems competent but middle management is grossly underqualified, directionless, and rely on buzzword drizzle to sound brighter than they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set better direction for middle management. Reduce the ridiculous amount of bureaucracy needed to get anything done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Investment Officer  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Officer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Calstrs

    Pros

    The ability to balance your work and your life commitments.

    Cons

    As with every organization, sometimes personal motivations interferes with the best course of action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communicate the goals of the organization and the functional business groups. Truly listen to the people who are working for you. Sometimes even the smallest voice carries the biggest message.

    Recommends
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