Caltrans - Great place to have a career | Glassdoor
  1. "Great place to have a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Right of Way Agent-Range B in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing work life balance. Each supervisor handles things a little differently, but you are allowed to have a life. I am single, but many of my coworkers with children keep this career for that very reason. -Low stress job, you do not take this work home with you ever. -Every holiday off, no one fights you to take time off. People take a month off in the summer/winter holiday time. -I have not once completed 40 hours worth of work in a 40 hour work week-Not overloading your employees is gold. -9/80 Schedule-Means you work 9 hour days and get every other Friday off, incredible option. -Do not have to beg for a raise. Happens automatically until you max out in that position. -Have access to an online masters program through San Jose State University, at an incredible price (under $15,000 for the entire program!)

    Cons

    -Laid back attitude can evolve into sluggish/stagnant environment. -Cheap -Slow to evolve. Everything is paper forms- move to digital. -Wages are stagnated and are at least 20% behind the private sector. Since our salaries are dictated by taxpayers and legislation, our paycheck increases are at their mercy. -Throw assignments at you without proper training. Rotating functions within a department is a pain in the rear. They drag their feet SO bad on requesting and acquiring training sessions for their employees, especially the new ones.

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    Caltrans2019-07-02
  1. "Wonderful company."

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    I have been working at Caltrans

    Pros

    Stability, great leadership, career progression and being a civil servant.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility, a lot of red tape, archaic processes and low salary.

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    Caltrans2020-02-27
  2. "Great job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Caltrans Leadworker 

    I worked at Caltrans part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of fun, challenging work, and good people to work for

    Cons

    Long hours in the winter

    Caltrans2020-02-05

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