What is it like to work at CALTRANS?

4.2Work/Life Balance
4.1Compensation/Benefits
4.0Job Security/Advancement
3.9Management
4.0Culture
4.0
If you do not like offices, this might be for you. State employees have very good benefits.
Written by Electronics Specialist (Former Employee) from Richmond, CA on June 11, 2018
A typical day at work was to pick up my lift truck at one location, and drive to our shop. We (or I alone) would go to perform preventative maintenance tasks on some of our signs.
I learned to be respectful of highway workers because it is a very dangerous job. Try to change lanes when passing workers. And slow down.
Management was very fair. With - more ... his workers spread out along the highway it is difficult to control them.
Workplace culture-Laid back. Sometime administrative support is poor because we are so far from Sacramento.
Hardest part of the job-working along very busy freeways with fa ... - less
ProsWorking out of the office. Being your own boss.
ConsThe signs I was hired to work on were on very busy freeways so the traffic was bad most of the time.
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