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Caltrans Reviews

Updated October 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance environment" (in 14 reviews)

  • "great work environment, people and company culture" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Slow at times makes day go by slower" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Lack of technology, wages are 30-40% below private sector" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Technician (Typing) in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Office Technician (Typing) in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caltrans part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The supervisor is compassionate and knowledgeable. The emphasis is on team work. Communication is good (could be better) even though it is a small office. The employees know what is expected of them. It has a casual dress code.

    Cons

    The company hires many intermittent employees, and that causes a lot of turnover. I was an intermittent employee.

    Advice to Management

    Improve opportunities for intermittent employees to become permanent, full-time employees.


  2. "Transportation Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time

    Pros

    Low stress work environment, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Slow at times makes day go by slower

  3. "Diverse Experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant: Water Quality
    Current Employee - Student Assistant: Water Quality

    I have been working at Caltrans part-time

    Pros

    - Very flexible, employees understand school situation
    - Depending on the engineers you work with, you can start working on projects / reports immediately
    - Employees are open to giving you advice,tips, anything as long as you initiate

    Cons

    - If the engineers you're around aren't keen to giving you tasks, you probably aren't going to gain much from this assistant position


  4. "Good Company if you want a slower paced job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SSA in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - SSA in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very good benefits
    - Excellent management.

    Cons

    -Quiet work environment
    -Slow paced


  5. "Landscape maintenance worker"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time

    Pros

    -stable job
    -good benefits
    -lots of overtime available

    Cons

    -inept management
    -sometimes feels like a cult

    Advice to Management

    -communicate more effectively
    -spend more time in the field


  6. "Love Caltrans"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Services Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Services Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at Caltrans because everyone there love what they are doing and believe in the effective role of the department in every single person living in California

    Cons

    Work location, working in downtown Sacramento is extremely hard. The traffic is bad and the parking is terrible


  7. "No promotion ever"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caltrans full-time

    Pros

    Hard to think about when a person sees others promoted but not themself

    Cons

    Someone else gets assigned the duties, but they get paid more to do the same duties, because they were duties for a higher paid classification in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    No comment

  8. "Data Management Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible schedule, good progression.

    Cons

    Pay disparity between different majors.


  9. "Student Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caltrans (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy workload for part time students looking for a great experience

    Cons

    Workload at times can be dull


  10. "AGPA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caltrans full-time

    Pros

    Very nice place to work.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    None


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