Compare Caltrans vs State of California BETA

See how State of California vs. Caltrans compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Caltrans

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 253 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 280 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.8
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Caltrans Ceo 	Malcolm Dougherty
92%
92% Malcolm Dougherty
CEO Approval
State of California Ceo Edmund G. Brown Jr.
87%
87%Edmund G. Brown Jr.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
92%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Positive Business Outlook
65%

Salaries

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Salaries for similar jobs
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$8,399/mo
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$4,998/mo
Heavy Equipment Operator2 Salaries
$4,568/mo
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$6,999/mo
Associate Governmental Program Analyst13 Salaries
$5,149/mo
Office Technician15 Salaries
$3,085/mo

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 21 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 21 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 45 reviews)
"Job security"(in 18 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work environment"(in 11 reviews)
"Private sector"(in 9 reviews)
Cons
"Private sector"(in 13 reviews)
"Upward mobility"(in 9 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great job"Feb 5, 2020

Former Employee - Caltrans Leadworker

I worked at Caltrans part-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Lots of fun, challenging work, and good people to work for

Cons

Long hours in the winter

Current Employee - California State Lifeguard

I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Workplace is unbeatable. Good work environment with fun coworkers. Job requirements are manageable.

Cons

There is not varied room for growth or long-term employment

Job Postings