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good experience

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Current Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Caltrans

Pros

good projects and lots of information

Cons

too much politics and perosnality conflicts

Advice to ManagementAdvice

more indians and less chiefs

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    You get out of it what you put into it.

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

    I have been working at Caltrans

    Pros

    Many interesting projects
    Many good people
    Flexibility and autonomy if you work hard and show initiative
    Statewide opportunities.
    Multi-disiplinary work environment - unending challenges if you seek them out.

    Cons

    Pay has not kept up with private sector or inflation over the past 25 years.
    Too many bureaucrats who don't help.
    Caltrans is made scapegoat by public and elected officials, often when not to blame. (There is plenty to blame on Caltrans, but often missed.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead, follow or retire. Take responsibility or take up golf (i.e., retire - don't tee off on state time!).
    Bring in fresh blood to oversee troubled divisions within Caltrans.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great experience for a learning engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Caltrans

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    reasonable salary
    great benefits
    pay for PE

    Cons

    Little room for advancement
    Bureaucratic system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better way to incentivize employees to achieve

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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