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California State Assembly Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "Working for the Assembly allows you to directly affect the development of public policy. I never encounter a boring day."

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Public policy development. Stimulating environment. Active and exciting atmosphere. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    At-will employment -- not civil service work. Long and often unpredictable hours. Have to work around very difficult personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more feedback and positive affirmations.


  2. "CA State Assembly"

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    Current Employee - Legislative Aide in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Legislative Aide in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Benefits are great and there are many perks such as receptions and the connections you make. Majority of the employees are young (20-40) so it's a very social job which makes it fun.

    Cons

    Employees are not unionized so you can expect to work lots of late nights and long days without overtime. Starting pay is low too for both reps and dems.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. Get rid of the fax machines. Also, the HVAC system is terrible and makes some offices really uncomfortable.


  3. "Great Boss!"

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    Current Employee - Chief of Staff in Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Chief of Staff in Modesto, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at California State Assembly (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work when you have a great boss!
    Good benefits
    Exciting work
    Opportunities for growth and advancement
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Political Bureaucracy
    One party controls everything and is not open to change


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  5. "California State Assembly"

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    Current Employee - Capitol Director in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Capitol Director in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California State Assembly full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organization offers great benefits, including co-pay reimbursement.

    Cons

    Demanding hours and office life.


  6. "Field Representative"

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

    I worked at California State Assembly full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work. Flexible working environment. Friendly people. Best benefits of any government agency. Truly have the ability to help positively impact communities and individuals lives.

    Cons

    Long hours. Minimal work/life balance.


  7. "review of CA State Assembly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at California State Assembly (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    you will learn useful researching skills

    Cons

    difficult to turn internship into full time job


  8. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Chief of Staff in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Chief of Staff in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California State Assembly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people and interesting issues

    Cons

    Challenge of working with people who dont want to comprise


  9. "Opportunities galore"

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    Former Employee - Policy Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Policy Consultant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Exciting issues, opportunity to develop relationships with wonderful, thoughtful, and devoted public servants.

    Cons

    Hectic workloads and political sniping.


  10. "Field Representative"

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    Former Employee - Field Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at California State Assembly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and fulfilling work in the community helping constituents.

    Cons

    Long hours and work on weekends. Not the best position if you have a family. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Consideration to work life balance and tuition reimbursement needed


  11. "overall good"

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    Current Employee - Communications Director in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a good experience but can be slow at times when bills are not moving from committees

    Cons

    If you have a bad member-- not a good job.


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