Caltrans
3.3 of 5 56 reviews
www.dot.ca.gov Sacramento, CA 5000+ Employees

Caltrans Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Jun 22, 2014
Caltrans – San Diego – “aeiral”

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Malcolm Dougherty

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work. Friendly people. No Stress

    Transportation Engineer, Civil (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGreat benefits. Secured job. You can have a life. Have enough time for your spouse and children.

    ConsLow pay. difficult to get promotion in better living areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No upward mobility

    Office Technician (Typing) (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFlexibility of hours, vacation days, etc.

    ConsHard work pays off for some. However, some get nothing but more work. It's who you know
    not what you know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair to good employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good learning experience

    Civil Engineering Student Assistant (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI was hired as a civil engineering student assistant, basically an intern. Everyone was willing to help out when I did not fully know how to complete certain tasks. My supervisors taught me a lot and when there was downtime, they would help me network and figure out my future career plans.

    ConsCan be slow at times, it's busiest when there are a lot of projects but with the economy there weren't too many when I started out.

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    As close to private sector as you can get in a government position.

    Staff Information Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsOne of the benefits for working at Caltrans is the general flexibility and Work Life Balance. The employees are diverse and there are Interesting people to work with.

    ConsTraining is sparse, so that may impede your ability to find other opportunities at other companies. There is also a lack of accountability. I've seen instances were employees did not pull their weight and it caused a strain on the other team members. Advancement opportunities not great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Helping the public to stay safe.

    Highway Maintenance Leadworker (Current Employee)
    Diamond Bar, CA

    Pros40 hours a week.Steady.Rain or shine.

    ConsIncompetence in senior management.Prevalent.Lazy .

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire and let the more competent men promote.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Volunteer intern experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsYou can come in any time you want. No restrictions on how long you stay or commit to the program. Very flexible. Nice coworkers and supervisors. Opportunity to be exposed to various day to day operations of Caltrans engineers. Casual environment. Frequent potlucks.

    ConsNot enough work sometimes. Sit around a lot of the time. Sometimes work given is very basic and does not benefit you in reaching your career goals. A lot of administrative duties given (depends where you work). Volunteer program needs more coordination and organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet up an official volunteer program curriculum to expose unpaid volunteers to Caltrans operations in all the departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Caltrans needs better Public Relations

    Volunteer (Former Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsOnce you get into Caltrans, there is a lot of opportunity to grow based on how hard you work and how much you learn.

    ConsThe state doesn't give them hazard pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHazard pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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