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California Conservation Corps Reviews

Updated November 26, 2017
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  1. "Corps member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Conservation Corps full-time

    Pros

    You get a place to stay, and you develop new skills.

    Cons

    Everyone is doing so there is drama.

    Advice to Management

    Try to take the fact that some people grew up differently into consideration. I was raised to not be in people's business. So I would ask, "is this person here?" And they would look at me and say, "figure it out yourself you're not handicapped." Which would hurt my feeling because I was raised to be like that. They made me feel slightly unwelcomed because I was different. I'm shy and was home schooled so it's not easy for me to interact with others well...


  2. "One step a time"

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Auburn, CA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Auburn, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great directory if you are looking to work with a higher employers

    Cons

    Managing system isn't too great, not many tend to want to stay in the program very long

    Advice to Management

    If it was much more organized and up to date, and was to provide certifications and classes like promised, i wouldn't have a problem

  3. "Backcountry Trail Crew Program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Conservation Corps full-time

    Pros

    The best experience of my life, hands down! I learned so much about myself.

    Cons

    It is hard work and you have little decision making power, but it is 100% worth it.


  4. "There is a catch."

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible training, professional development, exposure to CA State policies and Cal-OSHA Training.

    Cons

    LONG shifts, low pay, conditions that will push you to the brink, and random calls with short notice. If you're married, well prepare for long rotations away from your s/o, sometimes with zero/minimal contact. Fire calls are fun, but again, little/no contact with family etc. The compensation isn't great unless you rack up a lot of OT which will mainly happen on fires or emergencies. They WILL deploy you if needed, so don't go into this thinking you're above everyone else; because to the superiors you're literally just another face and another number.

    Advice to Management

    Try to weed through the employees better, terminating the ones who don't take it seriously, opening doors for those who do. Give more than 1hr notice for emergencies lasting 21 days; people have to pack and prep, you know. Also please invest the extra $5 a month to develop direct deposit.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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


  10. "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!


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