Indiana Department of Environmental Management

www.in.gov
Unclaimed Profile
There are newer employer reviews for Indiana Department of Environmental Management
There are newer employer reviews for Indiana Department of Environmental Management

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

Review of Indiana Department of Environmental Management

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Indiana Department of Environmental Management full-time

Pros

My favorite aspect of this job is the ability to see many different production process of many different industries. I've also been able to learn a great deal about environmental compliance and permitting processes. Through seeing so many industries and companies and their environmental management programs, I've been able to learn what works, and what doesn't. I think that is a beneficial understanding for any environmental engineer. IDEM also provides quality benefits including insurance and retirement packages. There is also plenty of vacation/personal/sick leave available when needed.

Cons

Don't get me wrong, this is a good position. But that's the problem, it's just good.. not great. My major qualm with my position here is that even though it's titled "environmental engineer", it is anything but an engineering position. I do very minimal actual engineering work, and I find that frustrating. Beyond that, the pay is poor and so are the attitudes of many of the employees. There seems to be minimal motivation among the staff. I am particularly disappointed with the dress here, as many people will just wear jeans and a t-shirt. To me that seems disrespectful to the State of Indiana to dress so nonchalantly. And lastly there appears to be very minimal opportunity for advancement/promotion here.

Advice to Management

Please stop letting politics get in the way of compliance. Also, please be more consistent.

Other Employee Reviews for Indiana Department of Environmental Management

  1. Mediocre

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Secretary in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Indiana Department of Environmental Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of communication with upper management


  2. Starter job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Indiana Department of Environmental Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent starter job to learn about the extensive Federal and State environmental regulations before moving to the private sector. Perfect job if you enjoy routine work, low stress levels and the ability to leave your work at the door.

    Cons

    Compensation is well below private sector salaries and there are very few opportunities for advancement. Enforcement of regulations is highly dependent on the political party in office. Non-merit positions are typically filled by unqualified appointees who enjoy changing the agency structure every election cycle. Quality of benefits, such as health insurance, are deteriorating.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate non-merit positions that do not add value to the agency.


There are newer employer reviews for Indiana Department of Environmental Management
There are newer employer reviews for Indiana Department of Environmental Management

See Most Recent

Work at Indiana Department of Environmental Management? Share Your Experiences

Indiana Department of Environmental Management

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.