State of California Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2021

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State of California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. (no image)
Edmund G. Brown Jr.
160 Ratings
Pros
  • "great Benefits and opportunity for growth(in 62 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and job security(in 28 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Pay not comparable to private sector(in 15 reviews)

  • "Limited challenging work, no upward mobility(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Cali employee

      May 25, 2021 - Staff Analyst in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Weather is beautiful all the time

      Cons

      I work with awesome people

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Find Your Joy

      Jun 10, 2021 - Analyst in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have worked for a few agencies within the State of CA. and have learned so much in every opportunity. The information you need to grow and promote or find whatever your 'happy' looks like. The state offers an array of job opportunities and pathways. I have used several of them to progress to my current Analyst position. Every experience is an achievement or

      Cons

      Typical of what you find in most jobs, pettiness, lack of knowledge, pride in work. All of these are fixable. Red Tape is typical but I have seen an improvement in tech since 2019 . I am proud to work for the State of CA

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      I enjoyed my time, until I didn't

      Jun 4, 2021 - Purchasing Analyst in Elk Grove, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable income & benefits with holidays and weekends off.

      Cons

      If you don't have a decent manager or management team, it is mentally taxing.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good science job

      Jun 11, 2021 - Senior Criminalist in Riverside, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, good pay, great benefits

      Cons

      backgrounds can take forever, there are many layers of people to get things apporved

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Corrections

      Jun 8, 2021 - Registered Nurse in Fresno, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, benefits, time off, unionized

      Cons

      Mandatory overtime, restrictions on what you can bring to work

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jun 3, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Placerville, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security, good benefits and retirement.

      Cons

      Pay cuts due to budget cuts.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Beautiful state, beautiful people

      May 20, 2021 - Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Vast stretches of wilderness and great weather and beaches. Awesome perks!

      Cons

      Concrete jungles, traffic between them, and taxes. Monetarily, total compensation is negative.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great environment

      May 17, 2021 - ITAM in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      most co-workers and management are amazing

      Cons

      people are lazy, so usually, only 1/4 of the people work hard and want to improve things -advancement is impossible, they have 60-year-olds in mid-level management that should be executives by now.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      The benefits are fantastic, the workload is heavy

      May 18, 2021 - Staff Services Analyst in Sacramento, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Modern equipment * Weekends/Holidays off * Great Coworkers * Retirement Pension * Training opportunities

      Cons

      Heavy workload that's deadline driven * Management could be more flexible

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Ok

      May 26, 2021 - Teacher in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Students are definitely the pro

      Cons

      Pay is definitely a con

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