State of New Mexico

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State of New Mexico Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Solid employer, one of the best in the state

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer III in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Applications Developer III in Santa Fe, NM

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

    Pros

    You have your job for life, if you want it. I haven't seen anyone get fired or laid off since I've been here. Nepotism and favoritism used to be just the way things were done here, but that has improved greatly.

    Cons

    The benefits are good, not great. There isn't much external motivation to excel. There are still echoes of the old boy network hanging around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Micromanagement at it's worst

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Health in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for the State can be rewarding. There are some great people working for the State. The benefits are great and you are paid for overtime.

    Cons

    Working with a supervisor can be impossible. Picture layers upon layers of administrators all trying to micromanage each other and you. It's demoralizing. People in the State also don't do a good job of clearly communicating with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your administrators and supervisors. There's a reason for high employee turnover. Employees rarely quit their job. They quit their supervisor. Employees can do well under difficult working conditions if supported. They will feel constantly demoralized under poor leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  3.  

    It was ok

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    Former Employee - Family Assistance Analyst in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Family Assistance Analyst in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at ISD is probably one of the worst state jobs you can have. Avoid it at all costs

    Cons

    Too much work, poor management, too much bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    You are left upon your own ability and skills to perform the essential and non-essential work responsibility.

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    Former Employee - Vr Counselor in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Vr Counselor in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for various types of trainings. An very good overall team effort. Employee's always willing to help each other when necessary, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Consistent changes in the day to day operations. Of recent employees have and/or allowed much say in procedural changes, payroll deductions are increasing and not at 10 - 15 cents. More like 10 - 15 dollars per pay check

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start utilizing the experience of the staff when developing new software, procedures, policies etc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    family assistance analyst

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    Current Employee - Family Assistance Analyst in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Family Assistance Analyst in Rio Rancho, NM

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

    Pros

    You get your own office, good benefits package

    Cons

    a lot of stress, constant pressure, you can never get all your work done, and stuck at a computer all day.

  7.  

    Great pay for little work.

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    Former Employee - Family Analyst in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Family Analyst in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your pay is fixed and you have a very small quota to fill. The learning curve is a bit high, but after a few months you'll be a pro and then you have to find ways to fill your time.

    Cons

    Moving up is time based not so much experience. Being good at your job doesn't seem to matter as much as sucking up and time you you've been there. The union doesn't do anything for you but you have to pay them so much each pay check. Also your "retirement" doesn't not earn any interest, you have to work there for 20 years for it to be worth it. Take it out 1 year short and they just give you what you put it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to incentives workers to work. There is a community there that deincentives their coworkers and promotes slacking off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It is difficult being happy with state government.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

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

    Pros

    There is no taking your work home with you. No more than 40 hours required per week. You always have weekends and holidays off.

    Cons

    No more than the bare minimum of work is required, and any extra effort you put in is not rewarded. Pay is based solely on the state budget, and you can only get a raise if you advance to a higher position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very difficult to promote a culture of improvement of employees and processes when there is no incentive to do better than the bare minimum. There are a lot of hoops to jump through to do anything in government, but even recognizing employees more frequently would improve productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Income Support Division - Human Services

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    Former Employee - Family Assistance Analyst in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Family Assistance Analyst in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Extremely poor salary. No raises despite Union efforts. Very high case load. Little to no advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with the Union and the Governor to improve working conditions, available technology, salary, hire more people to help even out caseload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    great to work for

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    Former Employee - Corretional Officer in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Corretional Officer in Las Cruces, NM

    I worked at State of New Mexico full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    a lot of hours available

    Cons

    pay benifits management and front office against you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    application developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of New Mexico

    Pros

    relatively stable, nothing else exciting

    Cons

    boring low pay and bad management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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