State of Iowa Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at State of Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible work life, leadership, purpose

    Cons

    Beurocracy, politics, too many policies,


  2. Bad Pay, Too many hours

    • 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 Iowa full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits lots of time off and sick leave

    Cons

    ask you to work more than 40 hours per week even during the off-season pay is kind of low


  3. Community Health Consultant

    • 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 Iowa full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay for the work

    Cons

    Management can be undertrained at times


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  5. company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Iowa

    Pros

    people are great to work with.

    Cons

    there is really no cons

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Transportation Engineer Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA

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

    Pros

    40 hour work week and 10 paid holidays

    Cons

    There are some unmotivated people

    Advice to Management

    Good place to work you can get great training.


  7. Great benefits, low pay, hostile environment.

    • 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 Iowa

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

    Pros

    benefits are good (although current administration is working to change that)

    Cons

    pay is below (roughly half) the same jobs in the private sector; jobs subject to the whims of politicians; tendency to promote based on politics, rather than qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Seek input from employees, and actually implement what they have to say. Also seek partnerships with employees, instead of a labor/management adversarial relationship.


  8. It is lovely

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are real nice

    Cons

    I have no cons to share


  9. Rather typical government entity with pockets of innovation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Officer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Investment Officer in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at State of Iowa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, most departments embrace new ideas readily, average compensation, good benefits, great colleagues, great retirement plans

    Cons

    minimal perks, sometime the typical government bureaucracy stifles innovation, longer lead times to implement some simple ideas

    Advice to Management

    none so fat


  10. Correctional officer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Anamosa, IA
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Anamosa, IA

    I worked at State of Iowa full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary for beginning career

    Cons

    Long days and often no days offs for many weeks on end

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to bend and allow time off to employees when they need it


  11. 3 years Project Management Consultant in IT Division.

    Former Employee - Project Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at State of Iowa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place for a Project Manager. There were several projects from different departments assigned to each Project Manager. Interesting projects, wide variety, keep busy with great project customers. I was a consultant working for a consulting company on assignment at the State Of Iowa.

    Cons

    The Manager of my department and the CIO have changed since I worked their 5 years ago. It may be different today.



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