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  1. "labor"

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    Former Employee - Blue Hat in Ukiah, CA
    Former Employee - Blue Hat in Ukiah, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at California Conservation Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good workout, good pay and benefits..

    Cons

    long hard days, conditions, lack of breaks

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing to make hard workers.


  2. "Corps member"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learn to be professional and get better job opportunities and if you had no diploma that have a education program also

    Cons

    It's a work your way up type program

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  3. "One of the bes jobs"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Conservation Corps (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Travel, tool knowledge, completely hands on, work outside, physical labor

    Cons

    miserable conditions, low pay, hard work, some fatalities

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


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  5. "corps member"

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Auburn, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Conservation Corps full-time

    Pros

    great work experience outdoors and job training on everything from fire fighting to electrical work

    Cons

    hardly any career advancement apertuniteis and low pay


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Spike Lead Kitchen Patrol Specialist"

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    Former Employee - - Specialist in Yreka, CA
    Former Employee - - Specialist in Yreka, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Conservation Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No experience required. Teaches you to be professional, Career Development, Room For Advancement, Cover Letter and Resume Building, Interview Training, Great work Experience, Learn a lot of awesome things, Huge growth, meet many new people, Spike is the best, it's basically camping out to go work. Food provided on Spike and Emergencies. Cooking for the crew is an option and is very fun. Experience in all different kinds of outside work such as Cal Trans, Forest Service, Trail Work, Fire Camp, Flood Help, Emergency response, etc. Good way to get your foot in the door for outside jobs. Learn to use a chainsaw, weedeater, pull saw and many other hand tools, you never get borred, always something different to do and always active, bond with your crew and have a sense of pride for your crews hard work, Unforgettable life changing experience

    Cons

    Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, Required to Complete Career Development and Conservation Awareness outside of work, unpaid PT required for half an hour after work, If you want to promote you must dedicate many weekends to writing essays, a resume, a cover letter, do a presentation, 48 hours of volunteer time and more, there may be drama on the crew depending


  7. "great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Yreka, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Yreka, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at California Conservation Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    40 hours a week guaranteed
    health insurance
    tons of free training including career development, chainsaw training
    outdoor work

    Cons

    hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, and more!


  8. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Yreka, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Yreka, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Conservation Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is an excellent program for anyone wanting to go into Forestry, Firefighting, Environmental work, or Disaster Relief. Your C-1 (Leader) and group leaders care so much about your personal growth and want to help you succeed. They can even help you finish high school. This is a year long program that will help you to turn into a responsible adult that cares about the environment. You have the opportunity to work on natural disasters such as fires, oil leaks, hurricanes etc., and can work in trail work, clearing, and weed control.

    Cons

    This is not a job for the faint-hearted, or the weak. You work a 40 hour week outdoors, and are on call for emergencies. You may go on an 8-day spike, outside of your general area. Going to college is impossible while working, and you will be camping and working in all kinds of weather. On spikes and fires, you will not be able to come home. It's hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, but it's also super fun.

    Advice to Management

    I am so impressed by leadership, and I would have loved to stay if I hadn't decided to enroll in college. You all have provided young people with a stable job that allows them to find a start in their professional life. Thank you for all you do!


  9. "outdoor badassery"

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    Former Employee - Trail Worker in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Former Employee - Trail Worker in Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    rewarding, part of team, learned new skills

    Cons

    physically demanding, made my back hurt

    Advice to Management

    don't push those kids so hard


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work with a great mission."

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    Current Employee - Personnel Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Personnel Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Conservation Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The department is like a family.

    Cons

    The department is smaller which makes it harder for growth within.


  11. "Alright place for a first job if you're putting off college."

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    Former Employee - SRP Specialist in Ukiah, CA
    Former Employee - SRP Specialist in Ukiah, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Conservation Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience cool new places. Meet people everyday. Traveling is half the work. Easy money.. if you like making 64 bucks a day for manual labor.

    Cons

    Living quarters are really uncomfortable, and if you eat on center they try to make the cheapest thing possible everyday.Sometimes idiots are your supervisors and managers, but that's everywhere in life. Work is very boring and uninteresting. Only career path is for those interested in CalTrans & US Forestry. Some people make the program a joke, and just wanna have fun all day - Stay away from them.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to the people you give power to.


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