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Updated Sep 10, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Intern

    Jan 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Environment to work in

    Cons

    No cons at this company

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Employment

    Feb 15, 2016 - Budget Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work environment is no stress

    Cons

    Everything, typical government job. Good for a regular paycheck and to goof off. Management sucks and work product is not recognized.

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Associate Environmental Planner

    Nov 23, 2016 - Associate Environmental Planner in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Can contribute to large and interesting transportation projects while protecting natural and cultural resources.

    Cons

    No staff retainment and a hostile management style by top supervisors made a sad work environment.

    6 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Toxic work environment. Nobody cares about helping you.

    Sep 10, 2021 - Land Surveyor in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Its a job where nobody actually does any work and at the same time prefer not be bothered in anyway. If you are motivated and driven human being who wants to grow as an individual this may be hard. If you are looking to grow, this may conflict with you as well.

    Cons

    Stay away from the clerical and admin teams. They have supervisors who have been creating a toxic work environment for their employees and writing them up negatively. Luckily I never had to deal with that but the turnover rate is high because of inexperience and micromanaging. If you work as a surveyor like me its fun. If you are a clerk this is a place to avoid. If you don't mind being micromanaged and mistreated without having any HR department to turn to, by all means apply. The only help you can receive is from a union you would pay into that takes a month to respond and eventually lets you know they cannot help you.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Company if you want a slower paced job

    Oct 19, 2018 - SSA in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Very good benefits - Excellent management.

    Cons

    -Quiet work environment -Slow paced

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  6. 3.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Internship

    Jan 7, 2022 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work environment and flexible

    Cons

    Culture, wish the other department seniors were willing to be more cooperative

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Best place to work at

    Jan 12, 2022 - Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is a great work environment

    Cons

    If you worked at Caltrans it will be very had to work anywhere else

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  8. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Jun 16, 2021 - Applications Developer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice people Interesting work Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Slow paced, there was no parking

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Caltrans - finding the right unit

    Apr 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits good holidays nice people relaxed work environment

    Cons

    -exec management is shifting culture negatively currently -the quality of work environment and opportunities depends entirely on what unit you are placed in -Planning seems to be the most forward thinking unit, but I am biased

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Slow and boring.

    Jul 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Caltrans work environment is stress-free.

    Cons

    You feel like you are wasting your life.

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    4 people found this review helpful
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