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Caltrans Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 29, 2021

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  • "Salary is low in comparison to other agencies(in 12 reviews)
  • "Finding a parking spot and moving the car every 2 hrs is a pain.(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to grow, learn, and succeed

    Nov 29, 2021 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Flexible hours and days. Ability to have Fridays off. Great pay. Upward mobility and lateral mobility to learn new aspects of engineering. Great work life balance. Tons of experienced engineers to learn from.

    Cons

    No bonuses but you also aren't forced to take your work home like private firms and stay working until 3a.m... Mostly no cons.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great for Families

    Sep 25, 2021 - Transportation Engineer Civil (Range B) in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I've worked private and now I work state. When it comes to work life balance, I honestly couldn't ask for better. You get lots of time off because of holidays, the Union does well, and the benefits are second to none.

    Cons

    There is downtime. If you're used to private with the go go go attitude, transitioning to state service will be an adjustment BUT if your priority is family then you will appreciate the adjustment once you get used to it.

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Transportation Engineer

    Aug 5, 2021 - Transportation Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, currently teleworking indefinitely until further notice

    Cons

    Lower pay than private engineering companies, however there are more benefits

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  4. 5.0
    Former Intern, more than 1 year

    Intern

    Jun 1, 2021 - Intern 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Everyone is super nice and helpful

    Cons

    There is no cons for caltrans.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Environment to Save, Build and Grow Career

    Apr 2, 2021 - Associate Right of Way Agent 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, work/life balance, Remote work, Safe Work Environment

    Cons

    Age Differences in New Employees and Retirees

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great work/life balance

    Mar 28, 2021 - Associate Environmental Planner in Oakland, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. Your life outside of work is respected. The workplace is not stressful. Amazing place to learn about how government agencies operate and build your resume in public service.

    Cons

    The majority of the workplace is over 55 and contains employees who have been working there for decades. This makes it a difficult workplace to enact change, as many people who work there are comfortable and deeply resistant to change. This does affect retention of younger employees.

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Mar 12, 2021 - Transportation Engineer, Civil in Alameda, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work/life balance and benefits

    Cons

    maybe slower career ladder than private

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Organization

    Mar 9, 2021 - Transportation Engineer (Electrical) 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good So Far

    Mar 23, 2021 - Transportation Engineer, Civil in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Benefits, work/life balance, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Because it is a public sector job, some bad employees stay on the payroll while other employees really go above and beyond the call of duty.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pretty easy job with a great work-life balance

    Mar 9, 2021 - Structural Design Technician in Sacramento, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great work-life balance Great benefits Lots of Annual Leave

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to a lot of private firms Work can be a little slow

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