California Department of Water Resources Reviews

Updated May 4, 2021

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California Department of Water Resources Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr
Edmund G. Brown Jr
11 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Welcome place to work

    Mar 18, 2021 - Electrical Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Stable job security Get to work on interesting equipment Good mix of office and field Good benefits

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive . Budgeting issues affecting projects

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    CADWR

    May 4, 2021 - Senior Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get to work on powerplants and pump stations.

    Cons

    Career advancement is difficult and opportunities are rare.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    DWR jobs are fulfilling

    Mar 9, 2021 - Water Resources Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Hard workers, important work, good people, variety of work

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Agency

    Mar 1, 2021 - Environmental Scientist/Biologist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Conservation is practiced largely because it's required by permits

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Challenging Environment for Minorities

    Feb 11, 2021 - Information Officer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great job. Complex issues. Diverse job description

    Cons

    Not open to new comers. Lots of red tape

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Stability and Public Trust

    Dec 14, 2020 - Supervising Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    To be involved in a Dept like Water Resources feels like what you do has an imprtant statewide benefit. Rewarding and engaging

    Cons

    State service does not lean itself toward efficient supervision and management. CalHR hiring requirements make interviews difficult to hold because they are so standardized.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Stable job, good pay, lots to learn

    Sep 21, 2020 - Water Resources Engineer in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, stable job, not too stressful, lots of opportunities to learn more.

    Cons

    As you go higher up, lot more politics and stress.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    great

    Sep 17, 2020 - Safety Specialist in Fresno, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    perfect place to work into future

    Cons

    none they are very good

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Corrosion Engineer

    Nov 6, 2020 - Materials and Corrosion Engineer in Redding, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Various field and office sites

    Cons

    State pay scale is lower than private.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Uneven Work Share

    Mar 9, 2020 - Environmental Scientist in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    Uneven share of workloads, internal politics

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