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Caroline Cabias
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  • "With any state agency there are cons to working for the BOE(in 5 reviews)

  • "in tax revenues and the TAX AUDITOR bring in at least 30X their salary in TAX evasion(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good workers and very understanding"

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    Former Employee - Key Data Operator in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great focus on accuracy and low pressure environment

    Cons

    Hours came and went along with the workload, hard to get a full time year round position.

    California State Board of Equalization2018-03-21
  2. "Chill at least"

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    Former Employee - Tax Auditor in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work at own pace Work individually Benefits & Days Off

    Cons

    Pay is average Coworkers can be rude Taxpayers can be difficult

    California State Board of Equalization2019-05-13
  3. "Call Center"

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    Former Employee - Tax Technician 

    I worked at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast pasted call center environment, great training for position

    Cons

    caller can be rude but that is normal for any call center, have to be quick at researching, can be high stressed due to peak season

    California State Board of Equalization2019-05-20
  4. "Great work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance here at the BOE

    Cons

    Pay was very low here

    California State Board of Equalization2019-03-18
  5. "BOE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at California State Board of Equalization part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with and time flexibility

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities and limited learning

    California State Board of Equalization2017-12-08
  6. "good place"

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    Former Employee - Accountant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California State Board of Equalization part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good place to work at BOE

    Cons

    BOE doesnot have many promotion

    Advice to Management

    good place

    California State Board of Equalization2017-11-07
  7. "Limited Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, great benefits and vacation accrual.

    Cons

    Extreme nepotism from management. Cliques everywhere and it is not what you know but who you know. People barely passing probation being promoted and others with years of experience passed over again and again. Different rules for those "protected" by their management. No respect for innovative thinkers or those who want to improve processes. Massive brown nosing to get a promotion and least qualified often selected...

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    Advice to Management

    Remember it is staff who do the work. Learn from the private sector. Stop hiding the nepotism!

    California State Board of Equalization2017-08-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Taxes Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Business Taxes Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    No cons. I love working for the Board.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the support.

    California State Board of Equalization2017-05-16
  9. "Associate Tax Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Associate Tax Auditor 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    We are expecting to get a raise for the next three years. Finally our wages are going to compete with the private industry. Work-life balance: Alternative work schedules and no overtime. You start accruing 7 hours of vacation. By the time you have 3 years, it jumps to 10hrs/month. It's not a use or lose it so you can accrue them throughout the years for a large vacation or cash it out at retirement. 8hrs/month for sick...

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    Cons

    Depending on the location and who your manager is, you are limited to the type of industries you can audit.

    California State Board of Equalization2017-04-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditore in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California State Board of Equalization full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Learn a lot on small business.

    Cons

    Not enough room for a promotion unless you are close to management.

    Advice to Management

    I do not think they can do much either

    California State Board of Equalization2017-04-03
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