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California Air Resources Board Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  1. "Air Pollution Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Air Pollution Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Air Pollution Specialist in Sacramento, CA

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


  2. "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    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 (More than 3 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

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    "Office Technician Experience"

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    Former Employee - Office Technician in Sacramento, CA
    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 (More than 3 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 employees to take care of business needs.

    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.


  4. "Air Pollution Specialist for the California Air Resources Board"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and nice people

    Cons

    Repetitive, boring, and hard to get promoted


  5. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Decent pay, Good projects

    Cons

    -Can be repetitive
    -Can be alot of downtime


  6. "Supervise engineers and scientist on air pollution issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sound technical analyses and good cause

    Cons

    Political overlay can be cumbersone

    Advice to Management

    None specifically keep up the good work


  7. "Great Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Feel very blessed to work for one of the best agencies within the state. The work is rewarding, managers and staff are passionate about their work and the positive impact it has made on the Heath of California residents and the environment.

    Cons

    Office location and fewer training opportunities

    Advice to Management

    increase training opportunities for staff

  8. "Air Resources Technician II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Air Resources Board full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start, have a lot of opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Can be boring, and repetitive at time.


  9. "Air Resources Technician"

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    Current Employee - Air Resources Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Air Resources Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job is very laid back. The work is not hard at all.

    Cons

    At time work gets slow

    Advice to Management

    acknowledge how much work the techs actually do


  10. "Air Resources Technician II"

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    Current Employee - Air Resources Technician II in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Air Resources Technician II in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Air Resources Board (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, making it easy to work while going to school. Decent income and great professional experience.

    Cons

    Doing the same tasks on a daily basis may cause some people to become complacent. Must be self-motivated.


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