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Edmund G. Brown Jr.
94 Ratings
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  1. "Certified Nursing Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Cerified Nursing Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Retirement, stability, professional environment

    Cons

    Negative people, nepotism, supervisors with no experience.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to us CNAs more

    State of California2019-03-10
  2. "state employee life"

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    Current Employee - Program Technician III in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    dependable salary and increases, excellent benefits

    Cons

    hard to advance for some classifications

    State of California2019-05-19
  3. "AGPA Contract analyst CDCR California"

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    Current Employee - Contract Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    benefits health care raises annual increase time management

    Cons

    It takes a while to move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    money bonus movement cubicles people hours

    State of California2019-05-03
  4. "Benefits are great at the State."

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      Current Employee - Budget Analyst 

      I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Stability, benefits, and competitive salary

      Cons

      There are limited promotional opportunities

      State of California2019-04-19
    • "Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Insurance Rate Analyst in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Job security, laid back environment, work life balance, good hours.

      Cons

      No geopay, raises are slow and can only move up/get promoted by putting in time, not merit based.

      State of California2019-04-22
    • "company is good"

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      Current Employee - Employment Development Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

      I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      a lot of work

      Cons

      not enough pay for the work that you do

      Advice to Management

      n/a

      State of California2019-04-18
    • "Pay"

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      Current Employee - Senior Tax Auditor in Chicago, IL

      I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Average pay, telecommute, no overtime

      Cons

      Travel 50%, pay is below industry,not enough elevation for higher positions

      State of California2019-03-26
    • "Variable"

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        Current Employee - Associate Governmental Program Analyst 

        I have been working at State of California full-time

        Pros

        Time off, good benefits, great first job out of college

        Cons

        Very behind the times in management philosophies and processes

        State of California2019-04-09
      • "Stable"

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        Former Employee - Business Tax Specialist II in Norwalk, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at State of California full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Flexible work schedule and mobile work most days of the week.

        Cons

        Raises are rare and there are no yearly cost of living increases.

        State of California2019-03-22
      • "well pay state job"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        paid is better than most other state jobs

        Cons

        a lot of last min overtime with 1.5 paid.

        State of California2019-03-15
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