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  1. "Great Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California part-time

    Pros

    The work was satisfying and I was given a lot of projects and responsibility

    Cons

    Sometimes the work could be repetitive/ humdrum.

    Office of the Governor of the State of California2018-06-04
  2. "Great learning experience"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Office of the Governor of the State of California full-time

      Pros

      Excellent benefits many nice people decent salary

      Cons

      Lacking direction from upper management

      Office of the Governor of the State of California2017-12-05
    • "Great"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

      I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California full-time

      Pros

      Extremely interesting work, fast-paced.

      Cons

      The pay is very low relative to the amount of work.

      Office of the Governor of the State of California2017-12-04
    • "Not for everyone but a good experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California full-time

      Pros

      A great environment for those interested in politics, if you can get in.

      Cons

      A very tough culture to fit in. It can be very draining and is only for those that can be "on" pretty much 24/7. Not for everyone.

      Advice to Management

      Can't say too much can change because of the experience but it's still a government jobs and has the same ups and downs.

      Office of the Governor of the State of California2016-10-26
    • "Legislative Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
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      I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California

      Pros

      If you love legislation - this is a great opportunity to be completely involved in the process.

      Cons

      Your busy time is during the summer. The work load is intense for terrible pay.

      Advice to Management

      Favoritism is rampant. Treat all your employees equally and with respect!!

      Office of the Governor of the State of California2016-09-09
    • "Great!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Office of the Governor of the State of California

        Pros

        wonderful! great! amazing! great programs!

        Cons

        long hours! working in the box! need more funding!

        Office of the Governor of the State of California2014-11-30
      • "Appointments Intern - Good place to start state politics"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California

        Pros

        Politics, obviously. Great people, wonderful supervisors. Everyone looks out for one another

        Cons

        Sorting mail never ends, phones can be difficult to manage with multiple (upset) callers, formal dress for an otherwise "smart" data entry job

        Advice to Management

        Keep it up.

        Office of the Governor of the State of California2013-12-12
      • "Great experience working in a professional setting."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
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        I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California

        Pros

        Able to work with a very diverse group, many different departments, great benefits, and superb events.

        Cons

        Very few room for growth, budgets cuts, most if not all employees gets cut after the governor's four year term ends.

        Office of the Governor of the State of California2011-06-26
      • "Great place to work if come in senior enough"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
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        I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California

        Pros

        The California Governor's Office offers nearly unfettered global access to information, people, and businesses relevant to the functioning of the State's government. You'll get comprehensive benefits and work with very well connected individuals who can help further your career interests. There are few other jobs in which you can see the results of your work on the front page of the LA Times the next morning. Very rewarding.

        Cons

        During my time in the Governor's Office, I only saw a handful of people earn promotions within the Administration. It was much more common to fill vacant senior positions from other branches of government or the private sector. This limited the mobility of the staff and led to a large amount of turnover.

        Advice to Management

        The Governor has accomplished some truly historic initiatives during his time in office, and I would work diligently to ensure that the policies put in place are continued into the next administration, especially as involves environmental legislation. Also would appoint a replacement for Chief Justice Ron George before the next governor comes into office.

        Office of the Governor of the State of California2010-08-19
      • "EASY TO GET IN--HARD TO GET OUT--OR UP"

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        Current Employee - Manager I in Sacramento, CA
        Recommends

        I have been working at Office of the Governor of the State of California

        Pros

        benefits, training, variety, job security

        Cons

        If you end up with mangement that are good ol' boys, you are not likely to get promoted if you don't fit in.

        Advice to Management

        listen to your staff

        Office of the Governor of the State of California2009-04-29
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