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Updated Jul 19, 2014

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    Good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSalary is decent. The benefits are very good. There are a lot of nice hard-working people.

    ConsState has outdated technology. Mulitple approval processes often delay implementation. State budget and economy can negatively impact programs and services.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Dissatisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood benefits and decent pay.

    ConsLots of talk about improvements and changes but you rarely see improvements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Depends upon your field & desires & needs.

    State Eligibility Consultant (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsI really enjoy my coworkers. I like having the support of the entire state government. They do take care of you as an employee as best they can and do not treat you as if you are a replacable piece of a large puzzle. It is a great starting point for professionals and experience. It is good work if you have a 2 income household and don't have to worry about having a high salary, or if you just want to work somewhere to fill time. After 6 months, you are eligible to transfer to other state agencies if you find something better and more suited to your needs.

    ConsDuring onboarding a man told us "You will never get rich working for the state. And if you are, you will propably end up in jail because you're probably doing something illegal." Which is sad but true. The state does not pay you according to industry standards. They pay you what is in their budget. A job with the state which pays $30,000 per year will most likely pay $40-$50K elsewhere. They try to push State benefits & how great they are, but that was in the old days. Indiana State benefits are now high deductible with a Health Savings Account which is what many other companies are going for nowadays. Also, as with many for profit businesses, the State now seems to be focusing on hitting numbers rather than focusing on service. Policies and procedures change as often as the politicians change office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI work for FSSA and it seems to me that in today's technologically advanced world we would be able to do things Statewide instead of still having regions. More work would get done if the work was distributed evenly among ALL workers, rather than having the large counties do heavier work loads, and smaller counties do less. If you are focused on timeliness and hitting larger numbers, then spread the work around. A lot more fraud cases would be caught to, because the workers in Lake County don't know workers in Marion County who don't know workers in Brown County, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good, stable place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat work life balance. Some flexibility in hours, options to telecommute with certain agencies. Benefits are also very good, lots of opportunities for learning within the state if you pay attention and look for them.
    May people work above and beyond operationally to keep things afloat.

    ConsPay can be a challenge, not guaranteed annual increases and usually less than the same position in private sector.
    Things do not move quickly, big change can be problematic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the end worker when it comes to how improvements could be made. Reevaluate pay, particularly for specific verticals such as IT. The state cannot keep up without quality staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dependable Job

    Program Coordinator (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsDependable and stable job, insurance frequently changes but is still better than most. Job security is one of the few reasons to stay in an otherwise unstable job market

    ConsPoor pay, insurance goes up every year and raises are minuscule, if there are any at all. The price of everything goes up but my take home usually goes down

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is fine, no complaints there for the most part as long as you report to a decent supervisor

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful place, even better people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a true team environment, everyone is here for each other.

    ConsSometimes you have to deal with people that are very upset, due to no fault of your own.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent chance to serve the people of Indiana

    Professional (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgreat benefits, family friendly hours, and excellent way for newer professionals to gain experience and to help the residents of Indiana

    ConsLimited salary and promotion opportunities. Can be difficult to move from agency to agency to follow your career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Organization mired in hypocrisy, bureaucracy, and personal agendas that lead to nothing getting done!

    Executive (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsThere are no pros to working for the state of Indiana. You will sacrifice a real career to join this organization.

    ConsGood old boy system at its finest. No one wants real responsibilities. If you work hard and efficient, the lazy find ways to damage your reputation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. All of you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Indiana State Board of Accounts - A great audit agency - with almost 40% less pay than market...

    Field Examiner (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsLaid back environment, but there is a large learning curve. The employees here are very loyal and care about being public servants. Great benefits and perks. Optional 4 day work week.

    ConsHorribly low pay and many changes in the future are to come (which may not be bad).

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain more effectively instead of rely on the State to do it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for the Indiana Gaming Commission has been a very good experience.

    Enforcement/Gaming Agent (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, benefits, and work/life balance are just a few of the pros for working for the Indiana Gaming Commission.

    ConsNo real cons for working for the Indiana Gaming Commission except for maybe ample downtime.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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