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California Dtsc Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Student Assistant"

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

    I have been working at California Dtsc as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and professional workplace
    Flexible schedule for student
    Gain so much experiance

    Cons

    No compensation or Benefits for student position


  2. "Current employee at the Berkeley branch. Very nice supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at California Dtsc part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    plenty of parking spaces, walking distance to Berkeley Bowl Market, opportunities for work-study students, safe and clean neighborhood.

    Cons

    slowness in processing and approving research lab supply orders


  3. "Typical Government Job"

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    Current Employee - Hazardous Substances Scientist in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Hazardous Substances Scientist in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Some friendly coworkers
    Steady job that is very connected to environmental consulting companies

    Cons

    Low morale in the company
    Not many growth opportunities within the organization
    Most people in the organization 50+
    I felt unequipped to talk to environmental consultants and customers with years and years of corporate experience. Frankly, the environmental sector of the government is very backwards in its understanding new methods/technologies in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Less office politics
    More support for teams


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  5. "new company with great growth potential"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place if you are looking for growth opportunity

    Cons

    lack of opportunities currently exitst

    Advice to Management

    listen carefully to the thoughts of employees


  6. "Excellent Place to work with good pay"

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    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good pay.
    Excellent benefits and Retirement.
    Amazing Work-Life balance.

    Cons

    No real cons, I find everything to run smoothly.


  7. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at California Dtsc full-time

    Pros

    State jobs are known for their security and retirement benefits, but at what cost? Eh. I guess the cafe downstairs is nice.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is much complacency. Not enough work with an excess amount of workers who are largely under-qualified. Upward mobility exists but is limited in that it is based more on connection and seniority rather than skill, which you do not gain much of here. Many seem to have difficulty with professional conduct. Be prepared to meet many characters.

    Advice to Management

    Please practice professionalism.


  8. "DTSC fake company"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at California Dtsc as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not recommended at all

    Cons

    They never pay salary on time .

    Advice to Management

    Fix payment issue


  9. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Dtsc part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - nice coworkers
    - nice building
    - gym room
    - library

    Cons

    - not promoted inside
    - parking is expensive


  10. Helpful (2)

    "DTSC Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The work is not difficult at all. No actual experience is required.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is really nothing to do. Your work is dependent on whether other staff members are willing to offer a little training so you can actually contribute.

    Advice to Management

    A little more structure for the job might be good. Otherwise, your sort of left to yourself to figure out what to do, which, admittedly is not terrible either.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Work that makes a difference but financially and professionally stagnant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at California Dtsc full-time

    Pros

    You get to work on projects that really make an impact.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are severely limited. The scientists are dramatically under paid compared to the engineers. No motivation to be more productive.