State of Iowa
3.3 of 5 24 reviews
www.iowa.gov Des Moines, IA 50 to 149 Employees

State of Iowa Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
State of Iowa – Belle Plaine – “ICN mobile video classroom”

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    Great chance to get to know and serve your community

    Judicial Clerk (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat schedule (8-4:30, hour lunch), great benefits (free), union, good team, interesting clientèle.

    ConsPay for parking, no vision insurance (only discount program), working with some of the clientèle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The experience I got from the state I know i will take with me to future positions

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe employees are outstanding. I feel as if I can do my job very easily

    ConsThere's always something new to learn, but find That good

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advise to share at tha time

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and wide variety of work

    ConsNo telecomuting is allowed policy

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

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    Bureaucratic

    Information Support Worker II (Former Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    ProsPaid benefits, flexible hours, vacations

    ConsWell I could write a book here, but won't.

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

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    Stable job growth with job security

    Human Resources Professional I (Current Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    ProsThe benefits are amazing, I work in the benefits area and we have some of the best healthcare around. You get a raise every year on your anniversary, plus usually a cost of living increase when the union covered employees do. Once you're here for 6 months and pass your probationary period, it's a pretty stable job with few threats of losing your job.

    ConsWith government when a new administration comes in, everything changes. Expect to go where the wind is blowing for those 4 years. New administrations bring in new directors who may not understand how your area functions and they make decisions based on their private sector experience which doesn't always translate to the public sector.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk a day in our shoes to see how your polices affect our jobs and the people of Iowa. Cutting corners to save some money isn't always the best way to do business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    chaotic, ignorant, foolishness

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    Prosbenefits, flex time, pay raises

    Consgiving exec jobs to people unqualified to oversee the area
    no business ethics
    no common sense

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the people who know their jobs

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    Glenwood Resource Center run by DHS of Iowa

    Resident Treatment Worker - Certified Med Giver (Former Employee)
    Glenwood, IA

    ProsPay is above average for comparable jobs.
    Great benefits.
    Union fights for these wages/benefits & helps keep your job safe.

    ConsLow employee moral which leads to a severe culture of abuse for residents (mentally ill & retarded patients).
    Mandatory overtime (usually full 8 hour shifts) to cover for people who abuse paid time off--this is one of the drawbacks of having a strong union in an organization.
    Supervisors creeping around you looking for reasons to write you up--It is almost like they get a bonus for how many write ups they can get on their staff.
    The place is a zoo when state or DOJ comes in for a visit. Management you may see once or twice a year are out "mingling" and "helping" with the residents while these agencies are on site for a week or two.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your direct care staff like your team instead of your enemy.

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

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    Wow do things change

    Attorney (Current Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    ProsPublic service, decent health care, OK retirement.

    ConsJob security? It sucks when the governor thinks public service ought to be outsourced to the lowest bidder

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a clue

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

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    Great

    Examiner (Current Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    ProsExcellent job, spectacular benefits, good experience

    ConsMy job requires a lot of travel which is a downside.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved who I worked for, but not some of the politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    ProsSpecific areas are great to work in

    ConsTreatment of employees is not always the best. Upper management is not always fair or nice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo an exit interview when people leave and start listening to the employees and not who you have been listening too.

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