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California Air Resources Board CEO Mary D. Nichols
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  1. "Great Teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Air Resources Board full-time

    Pros

    Always changing. New ideas are welcomed. Managers care about professional development.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons.

    California Air Resources Board2018-05-16
  2. "Smart people but too much bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at California Air Resources Board part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to get involved in interesting projects.

    Cons

    Everything is moving slow due to state inefficiency and bureaucracy.

    California Air Resources Board2019-03-06
  3. "Good as it gets in government"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Air Resources Board full-time

    Pros

    CARB is probably most progressive and effective environmental government organization.

    Cons

    Process heavy, which can be frustrating.

    California Air Resources Board2018-05-03
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at California Air Resources Board full-time

    Pros

    Excellent management, great benefits, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Upward mobility tough at times

    California Air Resources Board2018-04-26
  5. "ART II"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at California Air Resources Board part-time

      Pros

      A lot of smart people with tons of experience

      Cons

      Do not know of any

      California Air Resources Board2018-02-09
    • "Air Resources Engineet"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at California Air Resources Board full-time

      Pros

      A true opportunity to end climate change

      Cons

      A highly bureaucratic environment to work

      California Air Resources Board2018-02-10
    • "Air Pollution Specialist"

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      Current Employee - Air Pollution Specialist in Sacramento, CA

      I have been working at California Air Resources Board full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The Air Resources Board has exceptionally skilled and experienced staff members who collaborate on innovative air quality projects. The agency fosters collaboration and creative problem solving.

      Cons

      Since the Air Resources Board is a government agency, there are some bureaucratic delays that are not as common in other sectors.

      California Air Resources Board2017-12-08
    • "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at California Air Resources Board full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Taking training classes is recommended and encouraged by management

      Cons

      Very political, management could be more transparent, promotions are to the privileged few

      Advice to Management

      Lost for words

      California Air Resources Board2016-12-29
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      "Office Technician Experience"

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      Former Employee - Office Technician in Sacramento, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at California Air Resources Board full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Most of the managerial staff appreciate the work done by admin if they are willing to step up and contribute. There are a lot of very professional, smart, and kind people who work there. If you exercise you can spend a lot of your work time doing it. Absolutely no dress code. Tank tops and gym shorts with large tattoos showing on women absolutely tolerated. Men can wear shorts all year round.

      Cons

      The division I worked in has a Code of Silence about one worker. The worker works part-time and gets paid full-time. Management uses intimidation to coerce you to go along. If you speak up it only gets worse. ARB has a zero tolerant workplace violence program that seems to be used to management's benefit. Nothing is ever resolved. It just stirs the pot and makes things worse. It is hard to find staff services section...

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      Advice to Management

      Initiate change when problems are found. If a manager is demeaning to office workers, don't have them manage office workers. If there is an obvious attendance problem, do something about it instead of looking the other way. We all pay taxes! If there are problem relationships between chiefs and workers separate them.

      California Air Resources Board2016-12-11
    • "Air Pollution Specialist for the California Air Resources Board"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at California Air Resources Board

      Pros

      Great Benefits and nice people

      Cons

      Repetitive, boring, and hard to get promoted

      California Air Resources Board2016-10-13
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