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Caltrans Reviews

Updated August 10, 2018
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Malcolm Dougherty
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Pros
  • "Great work-life balance environment" (in 12 reviews)

  • "great work environment, people and company culture" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work can be a little slow at times" (in 5 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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    • 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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "AGPA"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  5. "Lots of Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in different departments and across the state.

    Cons

    Dealing with some of the public perceptions that are not always based on facts.


  6. "Good Times"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caltrans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy, good pay, good benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Slow grind up in promotions, co-workers try to back stab one another


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Slow and boring."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time

    Pros

    Caltrans work environment is stress-free.

    Cons

    You feel like you are wasting your life.

    Advice to Management

    What management?

  8. "Good enough"

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

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are numerous professionals who enjoy their jobs and are good colleagues.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Management not always responsive to lower level concerns.


  9. "Great Starter Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Getting to travel and see sites.

    Cons

    Work can be mundane, lots of paperwork.


  10. "Student Assistant-Computer Science"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caltrans part-time

    Pros

    They are very flexible about hours and understand that school is important.

    Cons

    For this position, you will be working alone most of the time. There are no mentors. You get to figure things out by yourself (which is a valuable skill), but no team experience.


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