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If you don't like the outdoors...
Cook Specialist (Former Employee) –  Redding, CAJanuary 21, 2017
If you don't like the outdoors, this certainly isn't a job for you. It is back breaking work, but it builds character. You meet a lot of great people working as a team in the CCCs.
Pros
looks good on resume
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No day was the same
Crew Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Moterey , CAJanuary 4, 2017
This work was demanding and could be hard at times.
The work is very paced.' long with the option to grow. Great managers who really cares about the the emploees
Pros
Work outside
Cons
None
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productive and very fun place to work
state employee (Former Employee) –  Auburn, CAJanuary 3, 2017
this place give its employees housing, and meals which keep a lot them away from trouble. every assignment we worked on was always a learning experience towards something we could use later on in life as we grew older.
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Great place to be and work.
Specialist - Green Hat (Former Employee) –  Chico, CA 95973December 18, 2016
The people were very friendly and accepting. It was hard working and I learned to always do what I can to the best of my ability. I learned to work with others in a cohesive group and to exceed at all tasks.
Pros
Training and advancement
Cons
Long hours sometimes 12 hour shifts.
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Good work
Corps Member (Current Employee) –  Vista, CADecember 16, 2016
its hard work but worth it. You have the oppurtionity to get your high school diploma if you do not have it and scholarship money as well. You do something new every day
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Low Pay, Miserable conditions, and more
Crewleader (Former Employee) –  San Luis Obispo, CADecember 15, 2016
Hard work
Minmail wage
Great Experience
Great way to find better jobs once you graduate
Los Padres Center is great with a lot of good leadership
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Production
Core Member (Former Employee) –  Napa Valley, CADecember 6, 2016
Very productive great if you love the outdoors
Breathe fresh air
See natures animals
Be careful of poison ive
And snakes
Try to stay warm in the mornings
Cons
Short breaks, Favoritism
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Good place to gain experience
FIREFIGHTER (Former Employee) –  Camarillo, CANovember 30, 2016
Completed morning room inspections each morning. Most projects were partnered up with state agencies, federal agencies and state parks. Assignments consisted fuel management, disaster relief, and trail maintenance. Each project we learned how to use mcleods, palaski, edger, blower, shovels, and chainsaw. Fires were challenging with hiking many miles. Overall it was a fun friendly environment to work in and enjoyed working with highly motivating people.
Pros
Gained great experience
Cons
Only temporary
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The ccc
The lead, Number one sawyer (Current Employee) –  Auburn, CANovember 29, 2016
Up early The job is almost different every week from cutting down trees to cleaning out water drains, to some construction work. Hard work really do pay off & to stay calm. The hardest part is finding out that your not doing what you fell in love doing here. Learning new stuff from my C1 to make it easier for me the next day or the rest of the week.
Pros
Work experience, Learning how different people work ethics are, Falling trees, Learning news stuff, and Teaching the new people the ropes at the CCC
Cons
Some people are lazy or have no work ethic, Complaining
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Rehabilitation for juvenile delinquents
Worker (Former Employee) –  South Lake Tahoe, CANovember 18, 2016
If you're under 25 and want to get away from the city, join. Not for everyone if you don't like being out doors. Work in all weather conditions.
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Great work place
Conservationist (Former Employee) –  Redding, CANovember 16, 2016
A place to call home away from home you will be tired and you will work hard a place where you will learn to never give up a place where your friends are your family
Pros
character builder
Cons
risky jobs
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Literal work place was good, although you are always at work.
Trail Worker (Former Employee) –  Ukiah, CANovember 15, 2016
Work was fine if you don't mind hard work, problem is you're always at work & must complete required number of volunteer hours on top of independant hours too. Not to mention spike, spike is fine but not in the rain. Corps members push work through rain and hail, so don't go in the winter. Get along with your crew & create a family so you do not feel lonely with plenty of people around. Cultural diversity is huge here so get use to strange or unknown people & features.
Pros
Cheap room & board, state job.
Cons
No privacy, small environment, secluded, depressing, & stressful.
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The CCC is ok
Type 1 Firefighter (Current Employee) –  Magalia, CANovember 14, 2016
The program is a great idea but depending on where you work and who you work with you can have a great time or a terrible one if you can conform well this is the job for you
Pros
Can have lots of on job training
Cons
Low pay miserable conditions
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Have a purpose.
Cook Specialist (Current Employee) –  South Lake Tahoe, CAOctober 29, 2016
This is a great place if you have a goal in mind. If you don't know what you want to do, this might not be the best place for you. With the age acceptance range being eighteen to twenty five maturity levels are low, and with the primary gender being male testosterone is high. However if you are willing to work hard and communicate with your supervisors, there is a lot to gain from this program.
Pros
-Free training -paid work experience -Great for Resume
Cons
-little communication -miserable conditions -mandatory volunteerism
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Great program for young adults who want to better them self
Cewleader (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaOctober 14, 2016
Free trainings such as OSHA 10, CPR training, Wiering and Retrofitting training and much more. Life changing program. Teaches corpmembers how to be responsible, independent and more
Pros
Free training
Cons
Low pay miserable conditions and more
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Great outdoors activities along with great teamwork
Corps member (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAOctober 13, 2016
During my day I would have a really good workout with my team when attending our duties. The management was making us feel safe and productive which made the environment enjoyable. The bad experiences were being afraid of dangers that lurk within the landscaping. I have really enjoyed working there and have learnt the correct usage of tools that are most commonly used in landscaping.
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Hard working environment, with lots of great people/co-workers.
Corps Member (Former Employee) –  Auburn, CAOctober 11, 2016
My experience with the C,s has been an upmost positive one. The work was very fun, and I had a blast working with all of the great people there, and I made a lot of new friends.
Pros
The breakfast, lunch, and dinner were superb, and the work was very enjoyable, and physical.
Cons
No dental, and I personally found it difficult to get ahold of someone in charge.
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typical work day
corpmember (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAOctober 6, 2016
just another day out on the grade working with Caltrans on the side of highways doing brush removal, clean ups, and any other small projects they have for us. Where ever they need us well be there.
Pros
build a Good work ethic
Cons
no free lunches
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Hard work , low pay, miserable conditions and more
Fire Crew Corpsmember (Former Employee) –  Camarillo, CASeptember 22, 2016
A typical day at work was waking up motivated ,excited seeing what difference you make to the public. I learned a lot of good techniques working as a team .
Pros
Pay, experience, residential
Cons
Food was not the best
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Fun environmental work conservation rehabilitation
Corps Member (Current Employee) –  Camarillo, CASeptember 12, 2016
The California conservation Corps is a great place for young people to learn grade skills for outdoors environmental in firefighting services, parks and other government Labor forces such as Caltrans, Calfire, Forestry service and State Parks. Most enjoyable part of job, working outside, conserving California, helping the environment and helping others.
Pros
Good job skills, variety of jobs, good teachers
Cons
Working conditions
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4.3
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