State of South Dakota - Have a life on a budget | Glassdoor
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"Have a life on a budget"

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Current Employee - Technical Administrator in Pierre, SD
Current Employee - Technical Administrator in Pierre, SD
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Pros

The people that work for the State of South Dakota are generally good people with good intentions. The balance between work and life is very good. The small town atmosphere of the capital city is very nice. No commute. Easy parking. Great outdoor activities.

Cons

Some of the promotion decisions seem hard to justify. The attitude of many employees is to just put in their time until retirement. It is a large organization which means change is hard to come by. The salaries are woefully low compared to similar positions in other states and in private industry.

Advice to Management

Change to a pay for performance approach to compensation. Rationalize promotions to staff. Upgrade pay scales to compete with other states and private industry (at least a certain percentile of private industry).

Other Employee Reviews for State of South Dakota

  1. "Love The Black Hills"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Survey Technician in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Survey Technician in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of South Dakota full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I walked more than 500 miles through the Black Hills in the name of managing the Pine Beetle infestation.

    Cons

    Some dispatch services could have used improvement.


  2. "Great co-workers under payed and bad insurance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - State Trooper
    Current Employee - State Trooper
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of South Dakota full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Take Home Car
    Good Equipment
    Good Training
    No income tax

    Cons

    Pay
    Hours
    Benefits
    State Legislators
    Scheduling
    Illegal to collectively bargain for benefits or wages

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