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. "State Trooper"

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

    I have been working at State of South Dakota full-time

    Pros

    Very good training and location.

    Cons

    Dealing with people who are high on drugs. Switching from days to nights and back again. Pay is not what SFPD or the local SO makes.


  2. "A Subpar experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of South Dakota full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros (which don't include many) are health benefits are fairly good, the holidays you get off are nice (all the major ones), and in my position it's Monday through Friday.

    Cons

    It's a very stressful environment and management pushes you to take on more work even if you aren't ready because you are still new. They play favorites and it's a very political place and all about who you know. And the pay is horrible.


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