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Why Work at Caltech?

People choose to work at Caltech for many reasons, and our carefully cultivated employee-centric culture often leads to fulfilling long-term careers. Caltech believes in a total rewards philosophy, including competitive compensation packages, competitive health and welfare benefits, exceptional retirement benefits, an engaging work environment, work-life balance, and training, development, and promotional opportunities.

What Employees Say

There really is no other place like Caltech—it is uniquely fascinating and challenging.

—Teesa, Facilities

You feel like you are part of the research and teaching that is going on here, no matter who you are or what job you are doing.

—Grace, Research Compliance

[Caltech is] a place where you can grow and develop professionally, and forge lasting friendships with staff, faculty, and students who are as diverse as the world itself.

—Chris, Graphic Resources 

Working at Caltech is much more than a job. It's being a part an internationally renowned institution that shapes the world through its innovative research and academic achievements.

—Angelica, Human Resources

The culture of discovery makes it a place where big dreams are not only enthusiastically accepted but also highly encouraged.

—Fred, Technology Transfer