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California Department of Justice Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "attorney"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Attorney in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at California Department of Justice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to take on case responsibility and get experience in court.

    Cons

    Salary is difficult in the Bay Area.


  2. "Very difficult and rewarding work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at California Department of Justice part-time

    Pros

    Very rewarding as you work to benefit your state

    Cons

    really intense, building is kind of drab

  3. "Great Job!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Department of Justice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for the state was great! I often regret leaving my position. Having weekend and holidays off is a huge benefit!

    Cons

    The only con I can relay is when there are consolidations, furloughs and/or lay-offs status of employment is stressful.


  4. "Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is decent and great work environment

    Cons

    Management and being workers being adequately trained


  5. "Attorney"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Justice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work, always challenging, good supervision, nice people, predictable schedule, rewarding job

    Cons

    None that I can see.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Generally good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexibility, good morale.

    Cons

    Depending on SAAG, can be very stressful even with "official" 40 hours per week.


  7. "Moderate Pay, but Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Program Technician II
    Current Employee - Program Technician II

    I have been working at California Department of Justice full-time

    Pros

    I have the option for a 401k and earn a pension based on my years of service. My health benefits are very inexpensive compared to most of my friends. I pay $88 total for full medical, dental, and premium VSP.

    Cons

    All promotions in my section are based on exam lists. Promotions are not possible unless you take a State sponsored exam to get on a list for that position. No matter how well you perform at work, if you do not do well enough on an exam, you can not get promoted.

  8. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Knowledgable supervising attorney, great work atmosphere, and generally a great place to gain some legal experience.

    Cons

    Didn't really experience anything negative here. Everyone was friendly, but if you're looking for a fast-paced job where you can make an impact very quickly, this probably isn't it.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sr. Information Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Information Systems Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Information Systems Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing. This place is horrible!

    Cons

    This place is utterly horribly disgusting. The building is dirty, the cubicles are small and it does not follow the State Policies on anything! They advertise 'free parking' but that is a joke, the parking lot is always full and it overflows with water in the winter during the rains, and if your car gets damaged they do not pay for your vehicle, you must go through you insurance and claim the damage.

    The people are miserable, mean, gossipers, unprofessional and have nothing better to do than start drama. Management is not properly trained to deal with employees, urgent maters and they yell at their employees, use profanity and are extremely unprofessional. Management are low class and do not act like 'White Collar' workers. This place is corrupt and does not follow any State Laws and Protocols, they do things as they wish and get away with it because the have a COP mentality. If you report evil doings they will open a case against YOU and begin to try to discredit you and eventually fire YOU.

    I noticed this place tolerates sexism, chauvinism, misogynism and bigotry. Their mindset is stuck in the 1960's.

    I do not recommend this place for anyone and it needs to be audited.

    Advice to Management

    Old timers need to be fired! This place is corrupt and needs to be revamped and audited.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People and Supportive Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Management/Senior Developer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Project Management/Senior Developer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Department of Justice full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good location; opportunity to advance; stable work

    Cons

    Depending on what unit you work with, you are at the whim of the state budget and priorities shift a great deal.


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