State of South Dakota

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Have a life on a budget

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Current Employee - Technical Administrator in Pierre, SD
Current Employee - Technical Administrator in Pierre, SD

I have been working at State of South Dakota

Pros

The people that work for the State of South Dakota are generally good people with good intentions. The balance between work and life is very good. The small town atmosphere of the capital city is very nice. No commute. Easy parking. Great outdoor activities.

Cons

Some of the promotion decisions seem hard to justify. The attitude of many employees is to just put in their time until retirement. It is a large organization which means change is hard to come by. The salaries are woefully low compared to similar positions in other states and in private industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change to a pay for performance approach to compensation. Rationalize promotions to staff. Upgrade pay scales to compete with other states and private industry (at least a certain percentile of private industry).

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    Former Employee - Veteran Service Officer in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Veteran Service Officer in Sioux Falls, SD

    I worked at State of South Dakota full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay. Wonderful People. Great Training

    Cons

    Minimal room for advancement above present position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staged internal promotions to keep the best and brightest from leaving for higher salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Greatest internship ever.

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    Current Employee - Legislative Intern in Pierre, SD
    Current Employee - Legislative Intern in Pierre, SD

    I have been working at State of South Dakota as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pays well for an internship, GREAT people, offers college credit, really shows how the state government works. I highly recommend this whether you are a political science student or not.

    Cons

    The days can get long, but it's well worth it. Tasks vary depending who you work for and what part of the session it is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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