I have been working at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning full-time (More than a year)
Supportive management, many promotional opportunities through the state, excellent benefits, reasonably relaxed work environment, good location downtown, very fair hiring/promotion process
Can be a boring place to work, little promotional opportunity within the department, sometimes strict rules, moving to Natomas soon, very high turnover rate
Advice to Management
Hire fewer overqualified candidates to keep good employees from promoting out of the department so quickly. Allow people to telecommute or very flexible schedules.
I applied online. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (Sacramento, CA).
30 min written exam to examine your skill set. By policy I cannot go into detail about the exam.
Then a panel interview with one or two managers, and region manager. Just a heads up.... you can knock the interview and written exam out of the park, but unfortunately just like other state jobs they already know who they are going to hire. By law they are required to invite others to the interview to "display" a fair and equal process. Also on another note, studies have shown that people hire others that look like them, so depending on who you are you will have a tougher time getting hired, whether it be a public or private organization.
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