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Caltrans Reviews

Updated Sep 3, 2019

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4.2
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Caltrans Director 	Malcolm Dougherty (no image)
Malcolm Dougherty
86 Ratings
  1. "Accounting Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance Different departments to move around in

    Cons

    The work can be redundant.

    Caltrans2017-06-26
  2. "Security & Stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance environment!! A company filled with diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    I don't have any cons towards Caltrans. You learn as you go from rank and file & management

    Caltrans2017-04-21
  3. "good"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Oakland, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caltrans part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly, good experience, work life balance

    Cons

    no parking, slow work, bureaucracy,

    Caltrans2017-03-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good job, pay sucks"

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    I have been working at Caltrans

    Pros

    For attorneys, there are a lot of really smart people who work here that take the job because of excellent work-life balance. An opportunity to have lots of independence and take control of your cases and learn a lot. There's hardly any turnover. Most people work here for their entire careers.

    Cons

    The pay is truly terrible.

    Caltrans2016-09-14
  5. "Great place to Work!"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caltrans

    Pros

    Actual Work-life Balance. Amazing Benefits. Great Location. Pretty laid-back office.

    Cons

    Not the nicest offices, but they are moving to a new one!

    Caltrans2016-03-07
  6. "Employee focused"

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    Current Employee - Landscape Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic employee support in training and mentoring. Recognizes work life balance and institutes policies to promote this behavior. Within department of Landscape Architecture, great sense of camaraderie. Pay is within parity of private and public agencies and represented by the engineering union.

    Cons

    Promotion is difficult as top spots are rarely vacated. Established engineers reluctant to implement new technologies. Doesn't recruit well despite some obvious benefits of working here.

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    Caltrans2016-02-26
  7. Helpful (3)

    "priceless opportunities to learn thing if you are self-motivated"

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    Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caltrans

    Pros

    Great place to work for, great people, great opportunities to learn new things if you are self-motivated, work-life balance is really good.

    Cons

    Too much office politics, if you are a young individual and motivated probably private would have better opportunities, financially and self-growth

    Caltrans2014-12-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for raising a family."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Caltrans full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance possible, management allows regular vacations with no fear of getting fired.

    Cons

    Salary is only okay, benefits used to be great.

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    Caltrans2014-11-15
  9. "As close to private sector as you can get in a government position."

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    Current Employee - Staff Information Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caltrans full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the benefits for working at Caltrans is the general flexibility and Work Life Balance. The employees are diverse and there are Interesting people to work with.

    Cons

    Training is sparse, so that may impede your ability to find other opportunities at other companies. There is also a lack of accountability. I've seen instances were employees did not pull their weight and it caused a strain on the other team members. Advancement opportunities not great.

    Caltrans2012-09-25
  10. "It was a great experience for a learning engineer"

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     in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caltrans

    Pros

    Work-life balance reasonable salary great benefits pay for PE

    Cons

    Little room for advancement Bureaucratic system

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    Caltrans2011-11-14

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