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State of Alabama Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2019

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3.3
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62%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
Approve of CEO
Robert Bentley
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits- leave and health(in 22 reviews)

  • "Great health insurance and other benefits can be good if you have been employed there long enough(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, not many advancement opportunities, office politics(in 6 reviews)

  • "No room for salary negotiation but that is the case for state employment(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Medicaid Eligibility Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Medicaid Eligibility Specialist in Gadsden, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Alabama full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, Travel pay, health insurance, raises, weekends/holidays off, minimal work

    Cons

    Can get busy during school enrollment

    State of Alabama2019-02-07
  2. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at State of Alabama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great work life balance, plenty of leave time allowed

    Cons

    Slow to catch up to private industry in pay scale

    State of Alabama2019-07-03
  3. "Hard work. Intrinsic benefits abound!"

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    Current Employee - School Counselor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Alabama full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work matters. Students are Amazing.

    Cons

    Public education is not for the faint of heart!

    State of Alabama2019-06-02
  4. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Classification Supervisor in Decatur, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Alabama full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits- leave and health.

    Cons

    Too many "executive" positions and not enough "worker bee" positions.

    Advice to Management

    Quit appointing and hiring "executive" staff and concentrate on hiring the people who actually DO all the work.

    State of Alabama2019-05-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "DHR"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Alabama full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility; state holidays; some managers are great

    Cons

    Employee retention; low pay; no room for career growth; low morale; employee favoritism; no confidentiality between HR and floor managers; no autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    Replace management

    State of Alabama2019-05-13
  6. "Bad"

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    Current Employee - ABC Audit Controlee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Alabama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Auditing ABC stores in Alabama

    Cons

    No vacation , traveling all time

    State of Alabama2019-03-10
  7. "large caseload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at State of Alabama full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, good mileage checks, love the comp time

    Cons

    Large caseload, late hours at work

    State of Alabama2019-02-12
  8. "MIS"

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Alabama full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    holidays, paid time off, some co-workers are great to work with

    Cons

    micromanagement, supervisor taking credit for all of your work. Getting talked down to like you are scum. Supervisor who leaves for hours and does not take leave on a regular basis and many other extraordinary infractions that would not fly in a corporate environment. Low salaries , opportunities for advancement are basically nonexistent. Instead of the promotion from within working, it is hire contractors from...

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    State of Alabama2019-02-10
  9. "It Pays To Work for Your Community"

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    Current Employee - AAS II in Montgomery, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Alabama full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Supporting my community and a way of life.

    Cons

    A lot of different personalities and people....there are hundreds of employees to keep a track of.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

    State of Alabama2018-11-12
  10. "Financial Support Worker"

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    Current Employee - Financial Support Worker in Birmingham, AL
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Alabama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits: health, dental, retirement, good leave policies. Work load is manageable, so long as you stay organized. Great work/life balance. You go home at the time you’re scheduled to leave.

    Cons

    Pay is too low, starting salaries have barely gone up in the last decade.

    Advice to Management

    Devise a better method of holding clerks accountable. Workers are consistently held responsible for errors made by clerks, and this can impact the worker’s performance review.

    State of Alabama2018-10-05
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