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State of Nevada Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
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  1.  

    Good place to work in years past

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Nevada

    Pros

    Vacation and sick leave earned

    Cons

    Politics, governor balances budget by continually adding furlough days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually keep the hard workers and get rid of the slackers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Health Resource Analyst for the Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Resource Analyst in Carson City, NV
    Current Employee - Health Resource Analyst in Carson City, NV

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I am an independent contractor. This means I can work at any time I want. If there is a project, it is usually just a responsibility to have it done. Your employer trusts you. The bosses in Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology are awesome! Very rarely will you find a place you love to work because your boss respects you and allows you freedom within the scope of the department.

    Cons

    As an independent contractor you have no sick days, paid leave, or holidays. Yep, if it's Christmas and you want the day off, you either work a ton the prior week to make up for the hours you will miss or take the pay hit for that day. You do not get benefits as a contractor. As a state employee, you get very good benefits.

    Going through HR to be approved for a job is a nightmare. You may be the most highly qualified and intelligent individual in the World, but at the state all that HR sees is "experience." Steve Jobs himself could not land a job passed an entry level position because he has not had 5 years doing exactly what they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would really be nice if the state as a whole would pay competitive salaries to keep talent. Many students go through the department who are very very bright, but all of them leave because the are attracted to higher salaries.
    It's hard to pay state employees more, but it needs to be done to keep talent around. Everyone wants talent, but you have to at least be somewhat competitive to compete.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Development Lead

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Nevada

    Pros

    Stable place to be if you are towards the end of your career looking to retire

    Cons

    Lot of red tape and bureaucracy restricts to use current technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on technology. Put more trust and confidence on technology team

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Welfare division

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Nevada

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Management training was poor. Co-workers are overworked and stressed.

  6.  

    It's ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV

    I worked at State of Nevada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your department you can have great flexibility in hours as needed, good benefits, ok pay

    Cons

    Promotions are extremely limited, nepotism, not being allowed to do your job b/c 'someone' called the governor and complained that the department was making that 'someone' follow the NRS, NAC and/or federal rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the PE requirement for some supervisory positions since that is an absolutely ridiculous thing to require. Just because someone was able to pass the PE exam doesn't make that person any more valuable to your program. A lot of better suited candidates are over looked that way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A satisfying place to work!! You won't get rich.....but it is very unlikely you will get laid off!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Services Specialist I in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Family Services Specialist I in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In the process of changing the manner in which cases are processed so that workers are not saddled with an overwhelming case load. Every once in a while you get the satisfaction of knowing you helped someone who really needed help!!

    Cons

    Constant changes in policies, you are subject to be moved from one district office to another depending on the agency's needs, and at least until 2015 you are still subject to the unpaid furloughs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating employees in a welcoming and supportive fashion. Don't be afraid to take on those employees who either by negative action or negative speech damage employee morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Worst employer EVER

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Weekends and holidays off that is it

    Cons

    benefits furloughs poor management, policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire employees based on the qualifications, job experience, and education, not based on your opinion of their personal appearance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good job if you don't want to be challenged or move up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Nevada

    Pros

    All holidays off, pay is ok for job required. Great group of co-workers make the job fun.

    Cons

    Direct supervisor is a bi-polar, unexperienced, nasty, thinks she knows it all. Upper management has no clue how much her direct reports put up with - condescending comments, racial slurs, vulgar language.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees are saying, if everyone is complaining about the same person then it's probably true.

  10.  

    Rawson - Neal Hospital

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - No Comment in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - No Comment in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    strong emphasis placed on nursing
    new building

    Cons

    always short staffed
    The State of Nevada has a long history of cutting salaries and workers
    not focused on treatment only moving people in and then out fast.
    dangerous for both workers and people who are sick

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of everyone and put a real Doctor in charge
    put money in mental health treatment
    emphasize patient care
    listen to workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    worst leadership of all time

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at State of Nevada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    if you are smart and motivated it is easy to be a star

    Cons

    leadership is so lacking that it is completely demotivating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a grip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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