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Reviews for California Highway Patrol, Headquarters

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.46
Support from management
3.85
Teamwork
4.38
Freedom to work independently
4.23
Internal Communication
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.50
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.85
Challenging Work
4.69
Inclusive / Diverse
4.23

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.23
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.15
Career Development
4.23
Overall compensation for your work
4.46
Company Image
4.69
Job Security
4.77
Handicapped Accessibility
4.75
Workplace Safety
4.45
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 6 of 13 reviews Parking in 9 of 13 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 5 of 13 reviews Stock or equity options in 1 of 13 reviews 401(k) in 4 of 13 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 2 of 13 reviews Desirable office location in 8 of 13 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 13 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 6 of 13 reviews 401(k) Match in 5 of 13 reviews Flexible spending account in 1 of 13 reviews Paid time off in 9 of 13 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 10 of 13 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 5 of 13 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 13 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 8 of 13 reviews Employee discounts in 3 of 13 reviews Vehicle allowance in 3 of 13 reviews Employee events in 6 of 13 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 8 of 13 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 13 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Managers should learn the work so that they can understand situations when the arise. They don’t know how to delegate the work to entrust the staff to do their jobs. They dictate every little thing. They do not know how to empower their employees. If I was allowed to promote as manager I would empower my employees.

What I like about the company

The work is interesting and makes the day go by quickly. The really like the people I work with. Even though the management team micro manage, they are still nice people.

What I dislike about the company

Upper management treatment of their supervisors. The do not let us do our jobs. We try to have a voice but it is usually not listened to.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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  • 04.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would increase the pay for 911 dispatch supervisor so there is an incentive to come out, have upper management continually check but not micromanage supervisors. It should be a policy regarding working with your wife Or any other family members

What I like about the company

We help people through their worst moments in their life

What I dislike about the company

Politics, bureaucracy, and ignored behavior is condoned behavior

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Barstow
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Having more leniency with hours. Allowing people to cross train

What I like about the company

People are friendly and I enjoy some of my coworkers company not just at work but also outside of work

What I dislike about the company

Not knowing that people should be able to cross train and other departments should help each other even if they are not in the same department.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • As a governmental agency, we often are forced to use low bid items and have to make do with inferior products. In some cases, it cost more once it is determined the cheapest system did not work and had to be replaced. Police safety equipment should be exempt from the bid process.

What I like about the company

I can work anywhere in the State of California. The opportunities are endless. I am a female sergeant, I’ve always have been treated equally. We embrace diversity in our organization and demand honesty and integrity from our employees. We are paid to attend one of the finest police academies in the world for 6 months. Once we graduate, we become sworn peace officers. One of our mottos is “Earn the badge every day!” We treat those we help with dignity and fairness. Due to our outstanding reputation, we enjoy public support and backing. Folks are happy when we arrive because they know they will receive the finest service and care. I feel good when I go home after work because I know I’ve made our state a little better.

What I dislike about the company

Nothing comes to mind. I do not disapprove of anything.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 24.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • They need to weed out the good old boys club

What I like about the company

I help save people’s lives, and those who may be affected those who have chosen the wrong decision.

What I dislike about the company

Middle and upper management due to corruption

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Ventura
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 20.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The management needs some training on how to utilize their staff and some coaching on interpersonal skills.

What I like about the company

I have a lot of great co-workers!

What I dislike about the company

The management is terrible. That's pretty common with my agency though.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 17.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • All uniformed employees would work a beat at least once a quarter regardless of rank, so they understand the effects of the decisions they make.

What I like about the company

It is a rewarding career with excellent benefits and opportunity for growth.

What I dislike about the company

The relationship between management and employees is strained.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 05.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • not give one employee special privileages

What I like about the company

My coworkers really made me feelw elcome from day 1

What I dislike about the company

One employee getting special privileages

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I believe more conversations with the community and media can show us to be on a more positive lens.

What I like about the company

My managers give me the opportunity to challenge myself on projects. This helps improve my analytical skills, as well as giving me a chance to understand the operations and processes of my department. This knowledge helps me stand apart from my peers.

What I dislike about the company

There is a poor conception of law enforcement among the community and citizens. This negativity affects nonuniform employees as well as the law enforcement officers. We are doing our best to help the people and the community, but the appreciation is not always expressed by the media and the community.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Cut down on upper management, and micromanaging, and fire those who don’t follow policy

What I like about the company

Californium Highway Patrol provides public safety and is well respected by the public. I have worked for emergency services for 17 years as a dispatcher, and there is never a dull moment. Every day is different.

What I dislike about the company

Bad upper management, micromanaging without following policy.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    California Highway Patrol, Headquarters
  • City
    Goleta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered