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Selvi Stanislaus
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, great co-workers(in 10 reviews)

  • "Work from home option, flexible work schedule, travel allowances, over time options, decent Co workers, some managers are better than others(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Promotions are not always based on merit(in 4 reviews)

  • "Low pay, not much opportunity for promotion(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Key Data Operator in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great pay, and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    PI should get at least 6 months of work. Other opportunities to help out besides just peak season.

    California Franchise Tax Board2019-05-13
  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at California Franchise Tax Board full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up, or simply to move around within the organization.

    Cons

    Although parking is free, during tax season, it is sometimes difficult to locate a parking spot (but benefit of free parking far outweighs this potential con).

    Advice to Management

    -

    California Franchise Tax Board2019-04-05
  3. "Seasonal clerk at FTB"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid back environment Works with school schedule

    Cons

    They don’t have a set schedule for seasonal employees

    California Franchise Tax Board2019-04-05
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Practice Specialist I in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Franchise Tax Board full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Benefits. Pension People Business travel. Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for upside

    Advice to Management

    I felt that the management plays favorites with some people.

    California Franchise Tax Board2019-02-19
  5. "It stuff"

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    Former Employee - IT Intern 

    I worked at California Franchise Tax Board part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s chill and not much work

    Cons

    It gets boring and needs more work

    California Franchise Tax Board2019-01-31
  6. "Good place to be if you want stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Work life balance is great. One of the few state agencies to offer flexible work schedules / alternative work schedules. -4 pretty good cafeterias and a well stocked snack shop. -Nice campus environment with a nice courtyard for breaks or walking laps around -Lots of free parking available -Generally high quality of life than other state agencies -Stress free, you don't have to worry about taking your work home...

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    Cons

    -Definitely a weird power tripping complex at times because half the staff are production based and the other half are more "white collar" office workers. You can definitely tell there's tension between the "lesser" production staff who are mostly part time/intermittent versus the full-time permanent staff. -Growth can be difficult. They have all these leadership/growth programs but it's honestly meant for mid-level...

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    Advice to Management

    Put your money where your mouth is and help production staff actually grow and gain more skills to promote into higher positions on the "other side" aka where the white collar office workers are. I'm fortunate to be on the "other side" but it hurts to see talented and hardworking people not be able to even promote from seasonal to full-time. Instead of trying to hire new people, focus on getting the part-time / intermittent...

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    California Franchise Tax Board2019-02-02
  7. "Government Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at California Franchise Tax Board full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. You can take time off when needed.

    Cons

    Working with stereotypical government workers.

    California Franchise Tax Board2019-01-16
  8. "Internet Applications Support Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Internet Applications Support Assistant in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very flexible with hours

    Cons

    there are a lot of people talking

    California Franchise Tax Board2018-12-11
  9. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board full-time

    Pros

    Busy all the time makes the day go faster

    Cons

    Micro managed on everything. I once has a supervisor tell me I took too long in the bathroom because the monitor your phone status...

    Advice to Management

    treat staff more like people especially in such a stressful environment

    California Franchise Tax Board2018-11-08
  10. "People Try"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at California Franchise Tax Board full-time

    Pros

    There are some genuinely talented people working for the State, but get bogged down due to management and the "red tape" of government.

    Cons

    There are limited growth opportunities. At best, there are 5 promotions during your career with no chance of bonus. Raises are union negotiated, so it is all or none and not based on merit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to staff

    California Franchise Tax Board2018-08-22
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