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Stable but little opportunity to advance.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at State of Delaware full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

The State provides fairly good benefits as far as vacation and sick leave. There are multiple choices for health insurance and dental insurance and you are vested for retirement after five years? Work environment is comfortable and collegial.

Cons

Compenastion is very low even in comparison to similar government positions elsewhere. Because the state is so small, agencies are also small. Coupled with low turnover this results in indrequent opportunities for advancement.

Advice to Management

Acknowledge and encourage good performance instead of merely being critical.

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  1. The Good Ole Boy network mentality is alive and well

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    Current Employee - IT Management
    Current Employee - IT Management

    I have been working at State of Delaware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Normally, the hours are decent, unless you are in a higher position and working with technology.
    Medical benefits are decent, and the cost to the employee is low compared to the private sector. If you are vested, you get a pension, which is unheard of these days.

    Cons

    The expected hours are far greater than the 37.5 advertised hours. You don't get overtime or raises. When the government does a global increase it doesn't even cover the cost of living adjustment. Gas prices go up and my salary stays the same.
    If you are not a politically charged person, or like to be honest with others, don't expect to move very far. There is constant obfuscation and fiefdom building. The administration is constantly making strides to solidify their political resume but fail to consider the downstream consequences. Because the salaries are below par (50% to 75% less than the private sector counterparts), it is difficult to attract talent that will remain with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the information hiding.
    Sincerely encourage collaboration (not just paying lip-service to the concept).
    No more micro-management, there are plenty of qualified people to do the work, yet those in management feel they need to understand the details (even though it is difficult to explain 20 years of experience and training...)

  2. Stability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Delaware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Various work schedules and holidays

    Cons

    Pay, No career ladder in some positions

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