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California Department of Water Resources CEO Edmund G. Brown Jr
Edmund G. Brown Jr
7 Ratings
  1. "Former Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at California Department of Water Resources for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Nice people - Large Projects - Awesome work life balance

    Cons

    - might have go through a lot of doors to get one thing but that's common in public sector

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Department of Water Resources for more than a year

    Pros

    real easy postion, perfect for a student currently in school

    Cons

    really slow, going to get bored very fast

    Advice to Management

    Give the students more technical work than book keeping work

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Department of Water Resources full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Intelligent and experienced co-workers Sense of purpose Reasonably nice office facilities Interesting subject-matter

    Cons

    Unpopular government agency, often in the news for screw-ups Some intense, difficult personalities that never face reprecussions for their words and actions Cons associated with all state jobs (not a lot of leave, low pay for some positions)

    Advice to Management

    Need to workshop some standard operating procedures in some departments. Don't tolerate bullies and bad behavior

  4. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Water Resources part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Ability to work on interesting projects related to state water resources. Management encouraged employee growth and learning

    Cons

    Department favors engineers for advacement

  5. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Water Resources part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work with your school schedule, if you ask they will give you projects that might benefit your future

    Cons

    Certain supervisors are in your space all the time

  6. "Worse department to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Byron, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Water Resources full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    No pros. Management is horrible. Headquarters labor relations and office of workforce equality does not support its employees & allows supervisors to harass their subordinates.

    Cons

    Ive been getting harassed by a supervisor since 2015. Filed complaints/concerns with management with nothing done & it continued. Management made this supervisor my immediate supervisor for 6 months despite the harassment/bullying and complaints I filed, who in turn wrote me up twice & gave a poor performance appraisal. Ive lost out on 3 jobs with other State departments due to this. Management stands together...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing. Take conplaints/concerns more serious and address issues early on to prevent unfair discipline & harassment. Appreciate your employees & show recognition for their hard work.

  7. "Environmental Scientist"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at California Department of Water Resources full-time

      Pros

      Good opportunity to move up.

      Cons

      Some lazy people that do not pull their weight.

    • "Go somewhere else"

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

      I worked at California Department of Water Resources full-time

      Pros

      All the good people retired

      Cons

      All the bad people didn't retire

      Advice to Management

      Retire and don't funnel contracts to certain companies

    • "student"

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

      I worked at California Department of Water Resources full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      great place to work and great people i loved it

      Cons

      no parking so you have to take the buss to work and forth everyday

      Advice to Management

      good job

    • "O&M"

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      Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
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      I have been working at California Department of Water Resources full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      small projects were initiated and submitted thru own research and perseverance

      Cons

      it seems small projects were delegated without guidance from seniors

      Advice to Management

      keep up with best practices in the industry and management training learned should be constantly practice

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