State of Idaho Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Home care provider

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Alternative Care Coordinator in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Alternative Care Coordinator in Idaho Falls, ID

    I have been working at State of Idaho

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The freedom you have, you learn a lot, you work with some amazing people.

    Cons

    The pay is low, finding another resident to match our family

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Systems Programmer

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

    I have been working at State of Idaho full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility with family and work from home

    Cons

    Pay, incentives, performance based recognition

    Advice to Management

    Pay current market rates


  3. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Financial Specialist in Boise, ID

    I worked at State of Idaho (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are great, health insurance, vacation.

    Cons

    Growth is slow. They like to hire outside (private sector). Does not use internal employees. Very degrading to current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within. Employees will excel better.


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  5. Non-classified position

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    I worked at State of Idaho full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working in public service is a great career, the benefits were outstanding, low medical co-pay, employee retirement and paid time off and sick leave. Management was flexible when their personal issues

    Cons

    The lack of upward mobility is troublesome. Education is not rewarded. Pay is stagnant, did not receive a raise for 5 years but insurance co-pay raised almost yearly. Employees do not feel supported or valued by policy makers, the race to cut taxes instead of taking care of employees seems to be the order of the day

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to have open and honest discussions with staff and let them know that the agency values their hard work and dedication. I would also encourage agencies to find ways to add value to the employees work experience


  6. Social workers are under valued

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Child Protection in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Child Protection in Boise, ID

    I have been working at State of Idaho full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Help kids stay safe and provide resources for families in need. Fringe benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Over worked and underpaid. Dangerous job. Long hours with no compensation. Little chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay social workers what they are worth


  7. Laidback & Positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Financial Analyst in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - IT Financial Analyst in Boise, ID

    I have been working at State of Idaho

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very laid-back & Independence respected, Great leadership team & coworkers, Positive work environment

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of tasks throughout the day

    Advice to Management

    Keep reaching out to entry level staff and help them grow. Makes a world of difference. Being respected and treated like an independent adult is appreciated.


  8. Great People and opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Idaho

    Pros

    Benefits, management readily available, good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay scale advancement, some feeling of lost in shuffle, rigid


  9. Stagnant job growth with little possibility of change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medicaid Recovery Officer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Medicaid Recovery Officer in Boise, ID

    I worked at State of Idaho full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Great Benefits - Lots of holidays - Reasonable time-off & sick time policies

    Cons

    - Very little upward mobility - Very low compensation


  10. Good state, poor leadership

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Idaho

    Pros

    Very good people who work there and reasonably good job security.

    Cons

    Job is dictated by politics and maintaining appearances, not what is right for the state.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing, not the politically correct thing...reword hard work and sometimes unpopular but sage advice from professional staff.


  11. Good Old Boys Club

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

    I have been working at State of Idaho part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The people are dedicated to maintaining a strong public service to the community. Good work/life balance for a television station with great benefits and retirement. The schedule is informal and flexible and turnover is very low.

    Cons

    The Production Department leadership consists of a small "good old boys club" that determines who is in and who is out. Even if you perform quality work, your chances of advancement and respect drop significantly if you don't fit their mold. Other department heads have created a hostile and otherwise unprofessional work environment that has reduced several employees to tears with little-to-no disciplinary action from HR or management. The workers are some of the lowest paid in the state workforce mostly due to government red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more young and aspiring newcomers that it is possible to move up and become more involved in the inner-workings of this organization. Even though the power to give raises ultimately rests with the governor and legislature, try harder to pursue raises.



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