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Sacramento, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1994
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The California Department of Water Resources knows that water is gold. The agency is dedicated to managing the state's water resources in partnership with other agencies. Its core areas include designing the State Water Project, providing legislative guidance ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Department of Water Resources (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Nice people
    - Large Projects
    - Awesome work life balance

    Cons

    - might have go through a lot of doors to get one thing but that's common in public sector

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California Department of Water Resources Interviews

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    Senior Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at California Department of Water Resources (Sacramento, CA) in October 2018.

    Interview

    This interview was very intensive. It lasted a whole day. The process consisted of engineering test questions that checked out your code knowledge. I take no issue with that portion of the process because I have seen from personal experience what happens when people with no technical knowledge are hired. There were written questions and you had to explain your justification for your answers. There was also an in-person panel interview and a written essay question.

    There was no follow-up after the interview. I contacted them 7 weeks after the interview and was told all the candidates scored the same overall score. They have four empty Senior Structural Engineer positions and to my knowledge, not one of them has been filled. I would not be surprised if they were using the fake interview process to justify promoting someone within their company. After all, I was made to resubmit their application because it was late by one single day.

    Based on my interview process, I would not be surprised at how poorly this organization was run. Not getting back to people after interviewing is proof of a poorly run organization. If you choose to interview with this government agency, be aware you may be wasting your time.

    Interview Questions

    • There were lots of technical questions. There were no unexpected questions.   Answer Question
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