It was a productive learning work place. Outdoors and plenty of carrier advancement
Crewmen (Former Employee) – Escondido, CA – November 17, 2017
We would show up at work at 7:00. By 8:00 we loaded the tools wed need for the day and wed drive to the jobsite. We would get 1 15 minute break at around 10 then have a lunch break at around 12. wed work till 3:00-4:00 depending on how far wed have to drive back from the job site. During fire season we would get called to take care of the firefighters camps. We got time and a half whenever we got called.
Corpsmember (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – November 20, 2017
Has the potential to be a great place to work and gain experience but upper management does not really care about the employees home life and difficulties with transportation and the like. Also extreme favoritism shown to certain employees causes most workers to become disgruntled and unproductive.
Office Representative (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2017
The company is great for young adults fresh out of high school for guides and balance. The origination trains you and give you discipline, more kind of a military kind of setting. You will get great experience responding to natural disasters, helping fire fighters which will lead you in a career setting after the program.
blue hat (Former Employee) – Napa, CA – November 16, 2017
in this job you are a landscaper for the state of california. you mostly just pick up trash on the freeway and trim trees and shrubs in state parks. occasionally you get to go on field trips to the zoo or state parks.
Conservationst 1 (Former Employee) – Fortuna, CA – November 10, 2017
Wake up early to eat breakfast, do some chores around the camp. Head out with your crew to do some State programs(community work, DOT projects). Fun working in a crew. Awesome opportunity to go out on Emergency Response Crew, usually to fires.
Corps Member (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 4, 2017
this place is awsome. it is kewl. the people are kewl and awsome. the ceo sucks. he is fat and smelly and dosnt understand the concept of a shower. he is manipulative and lies to both his employees and himself. this is a terrable employment opportunity.
Corps Member (Former Employee) – Redding, CA – October 31, 2017
every morning i would get up at 4:30 and get to the center to run three miles with my crew before work, after that we would put on our uniforms and stand in attendance for the work day then we would get our tools and vehicles rounded up and we would drive out to the woods to get to work. running chainsaws,chippers, pole saws,hand tools to clear vegetation that had become fire hazards. I learned a lot on how to work with groups of people and how to work with people 1 on 1. I took a course on fire science, I learned how to run chainsaws and chippers. I maintained and checked the truck that was assigned to me every morning. My boss was a former Corpsmember gone forest service captain and understood a lot of what us kids were going through and he would really talk to us and was a great teacher for the work we were doing. a lot of my coworkers were young adults as well since it was a program for 18-25 year olds.Being on the fire crew we would have some stressful situations but i always handled it without leading to any type of violence. The hardest part of the job for me was leaving home for months at a time and being away from the people i cared about, but my favorite part of the job was being part of a family that had each others backs.
Crew Leader (Current Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – October 30, 2017
Being away on emergencies, for 21 days straight is very impact. Be ready for the Corps to be your whole life. It is 40 hours a week, with medical benefits. You can earn scholarships as well as your high school diploma
Corps member (Former Employee) – Pomona, CA – October 26, 2017
This Job is good for People coming out of high school, also wonderful for people who did no obtain a high school diploma they would pay for your schooling to help you get your diploma. Over all wonderful first time job.
get to work outdoors, see beatiful places, meet beautiful people
Trail Crew (Former Employee) – Redding, CA – October 23, 2017
going on spike, camp for a week, wake up early, eat breakfast, pack a lunch, go out and clear trails, come back. learned how to sharpen tools good managment kids my age lopping bushes sucks! carrying a backpack sucks! you get to see some very nice views outdoors exibition! expedition!
Corps Member (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – October 17, 2017
Working for the CCC gave me lots of experience as far as learning procedures at fire camps, Helping the firefighters with the items they needed to do their job. It has its many benefits such as becoming a ranger and many other State jobs.
I gained lots of different life experiences working here.
Crew Member - Justus Akins (Former Employee) – Diamond Bar, CA – September 29, 2017
A typical day at the California conservation corps. is hard work, I learned how to be a better leader, and manage as well as organize a crew. Everyone there is friendly and they come from all different backgrounds. The hardest part of the job is finding What you want to make of the CCC, And the most enjoyable part is meeting people from all walks of life and getting the opportunity to work with people you can relate to. It makes you feel at home.
Learn new skills without paying for the cert.
Only if you allow cons to grow and keep up on your rights
Core member (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – September 16, 2017
Everyday was rewarding because you would clean up and beautify different parts of the city. I learned how to use multiple hand and power tools. There was not really a hard part of the job, most enjoyable part is seeing your work at the end of the day.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Redding, CA – September 7, 2017
A typical day at work is very fast paced and very hard work. You can learn how to use heavy operating equipment, including a chainsaw, forklift, etc. Handheld tools as well including, axes, sludge hammers, and others like it.