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Caltrans Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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116 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and a good place to get your class A(in 27 reviews)

  • "Great folks and a positive work environment(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some co-workers are not as focused as others but as long as it is not creating a hostile work environment, I'm okay with it(in 12 reviews)

  • "You will be underpaid compared to private sector(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jan 15, 2021 - Research Analyst II in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have experienced a great working environment. Good supervisor and coworkers.

      Cons

      Previously there was a lack of telework opportunities. This has changed because of COVID but who knows what it will be like in the future.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Positive experience

      Sep 23, 2020 - Associate Environmental Planner in Oakland, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great folks and a positive work environment

      Cons

      Lower than average pay, especially for the Bay Area.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Transportation Planner Review

      Nov 28, 2020 - Associate Transportation Planner in Stockton, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, collegial working environment, work that utilizes graduate urban planning degree

      Cons

      Caltrans does not encourage planners to attain AICP certification

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    4. 5.0
      Former Intern, more than 1 year

      Learning experience

      Sep 20, 2020 - Clerk in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      state job, beginner, entry-level, experience

      Cons

      cliques and groups in work environment

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Associate right off way agent

      Oct 28, 2020 - Right of Way Agent in San Bernardino, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The overall work environment is good. Feels like family at times. A lot of training opportunities. Also very flexible for personal life. Job security

      Cons

      Money isn't good enough. Positions are often paid below market value

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Organization

      Aug 22, 2019 - Associate Governmental Program Analyst in Fresno, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Been here over a year. Came from private industry. Everyone is friendly and professional. Great training programs to focus on fostering good employees unlike the bottom line of private companies. Great management as well who do not micro manage my work. Great work/life balance and a genuine feeling of positive work for the public (even though the public may not see it that way). Many opportunities to be involved with projects and grow. I hear it's pretty normal to have employees who work for 20-30 years, which is a sign that the pay and organization is worth it. Lots of ways to motivate employees and build camaraderie.

      Cons

      Some co-workers are not as focused as others but as long as it is not creating a hostile work environment, I'm okay with it. Took a paycut working for the State and hope it be worth it in the end. My career track is not the highest paying unlike the engineers. Anyone who aspire to become a high-level manager level should have engineering experience (makes sense since this is a transportation agency).

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Mostly secure positions with established career pathways

      Jul 31, 2020 - Research Data Analyst II in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment, variation in work, ability to be creative with solutions, opportunity to showcase research and development to management to offer improvements

      Cons

      Productivity may slow due to many requests for support and meeting requests.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Stay Away - Horrible Work Environment

      Dec 7, 2019 - Staff Services Manager in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to learn how the transportation system is supposed to work. If you can find those few good leaders that can mentor you.

      Cons

      Horrible work environment. Hostile and promotions are only given to those who are suck up to managment or if promoted to get you out of their area. Most, about 95% of top management are incompetent. There is a lot of nepotism happening within the organization.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Post-Interview

      Sep 10, 2019 - Transportation Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent work environment. Opportunities to learn. Construction knowledge.

      Cons

      Some who work for Caltrans take their jobs for granted and don’t work very hard

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great internship!

      Nov 4, 2019 - Student Assistant in Santa Ana, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly coworkers, lax work-environment, mentors offer great advice

      Cons

      Work can be too lax,

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