Compare CalPERS vs Caltrans BETA

See how working at CalPERS vs. Caltrans compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at CalPERS vs. Caltrans. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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CalPERS

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Caltrans

Employee Ratings

  • CalPERS scored higher in 1 area: Culture & Values.
  • Caltrans scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 104 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 341 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
4.0
Caltrans employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than CalPERS employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Caltrans employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than CalPERS employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.4
Work-life balance
4.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.7
Caltrans employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than CalPERS employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
CalPERS employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Caltrans employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
CalPERS Ceo Douglas Hoffner
79%
79%Douglas Hoffner
CEO Approval
Caltrans Ceo 	Malcolm Dougherty
92%
92% Malcolm Dougherty
Caltrans employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than CalPERS employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
% Recommend to a friend
92%
Caltrans employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than CalPERS employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Caltrans employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 23% higher than CalPERS employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Caltrans has 677 more total submitted salaries than CalPERS.
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What Employees Say

  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at CalPERS.
  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Caltrans.
  • "No upward mobility" was the most mentioned Con at CalPERS.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Con at Caltrans.
Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 19 reviews)
"Great place"(in 8 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 27 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 26 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"No upward mobility"(in 6 reviews)
"No upward"(in 4 reviews)
Cons
"Work environment"(in 12 reviews)
"Private sector"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review
"Would do again"Apr 27, 2021

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at CalPERS part-time

Pros

nice people, would definitely do this again

Cons

none that I really can think of

Current Employee - Transportation Engineer

I have been working at Caltrans full-time

Pros

great company to work for

Cons

Have not get cons yet.

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