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  • www.dot.ca.gov
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1970
  • Government
  • State & Regional Agencies
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

CompetitorsCalifornia Transportation Commission, Empire Transportation, California Coastal Conservancy
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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) wants you to get your kicks on Route 66 -- and on their other highways, as well. Caltrans designs, constructs, maintains, and operates the Golden State's highway system's 50,000 miles of roadways. It oversees a variety of ...

Caltrans Reviews

4.1
83%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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	Malcolm Dougherty
Malcolm Dougherty
147 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee

"Great job balance"

Dec 2, 2022 - Civil Engineer in San Bernardino, CA

Pros

Pension plan, great benefits, great carrier opportunities

Cons

None, great place to work
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Diversity & Inclusion at Caltrans

4.2
(184 Reviews)

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Caltrans Interviews

Experience
Positive66%
Negative13%
Neutral21%
Getting an Interview
Applied online79%
Campus Recruiting10%
Other6%
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  1. Budget Coordinator AGPA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Caltrans (Sacramento, CA) in Sep 2022

    Interview

    Applied early october, and was scheduled for an interview at the end of the month. I was taken in to a room with two individuals and proceeded directly with questions. After finishing i was asked if i submitted my references already and i advised that i had done so. 2.5 weeks later i get a response stating i did not meet the qualifications for being an AGPA even though i have 9 yrs experience with a fortune 100 company in various roles. the position stated it would consider a staff services analyst, but again another problem. the cal careers makes you take an examination and places you on a list with a rank depending on your score. i was not aware the scores were ranked and that your application was dependent on your rank. they do not tell you that you can pass the test but still be ranked out of consideration. for AGPA i was ranked a 2, but did not have the experience.... for SSA, i was ranked a 4, and they only take the top 3 rank levels. the hiring team was very professional and nice, however the system is not transparent and deceptive. no where in the job bulletin does it describe needing to rank top 3 an offer was never extended, however the hiring team stated they really liked me and tries to see if my rank couple be advanced. since no one else could be removed from the list, i was deemed ineligible. the test can be retaken every 6 months. whats odd is that i took this test 4 years prior and scored a 95 which would have been rank 1. very weird and odd.
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What is paid time off like at Caltrans?

...You get lots of time off because of holidays, the Union does well, and the benefits are second to none....

September 25, 2021

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Employees rate Caltrans 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 622 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at Caltrans, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Caltrans and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 83% of employees would recommend working at Caltrans to a friend. This is based on 527 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

66% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Caltrans as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.8 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Caltrans.

71% of employees think that Caltrans has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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