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State of Delaware Reviews

Updated January 6, 2018
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  • No raises statewide in over 7 years (in 12 reviews)

  • low pay, little opportunity for advancement (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Delaware (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, colleagues, stability of employment. Union position.

    Cons

    Difficult parents, expectations to work long hours without extra pay

    Advice to Management

    Be compassionate


  2. "Maintenance Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Dover, DE
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Dover, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Low risk, low drag and security

    Cons

    Low pay and slower pace

    Advice to Management

    Do what you gotta do

  3. "Good Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at State of Delaware full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work most of the time.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to introduce new ideas.


  4. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Castle, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Castle, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Delaware part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Access to training tools like LinkedIn Learning

    Cons

    Company culture is very structure and apprehensive to change. Some processes are the same as decades ago and people will fight you if you merely suggest alternatives.

    Advice to Management

    Training people one innovation and change management. Some people are there for an easy paycheck and benefits after retirement. Management may need to weed out underperformers, mediocre employees or toxic apples to turn the culture around. This is a huge undertaking since it is a government organization and the problem is systemic.


  5. "Social Service Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Delaware full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the community and being able to help with some resources they may need.

    Cons

    Not a lot of resources to help your clients with.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great and helped when needed.


  6. "Dedicated staff - politics can create barriers"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Dover, DE
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Dover, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady employment with good benefits including healthcare.

    Cons

    Company "politics" tend to create barriers to providing superior service.

    Advice to Management

    Improve lines of communication and become active listeners. Not all concerns require "policy re-writes".


  7. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Retired in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Retired in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Delaware full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with the youth and families in our care.

    Cons

    The time with the youth was often not long enough and community resources
    not available.

    Advice to Management

    Increase community programs and activities, for youth and families.

  8. "State work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    stable employment. easy to work for

    Cons

    no room for growth. low ceiling


  9. "State of Delaware working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Delaware full-time

    Pros

    Set schedule, holidays off and additional flexibility.

    Cons

    Clock in mentality, social immaturity, cliques, competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Find the employees strengths and try to develop and improve those areas, give professional development opportunities, allow small group work to complete larger tasks.


  10. "State"

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    Current Employee - Support Staff
    Current Employee - Support Staff

    I have been working at State of Delaware full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to working with the state. They refuse to give raises but want you to do flips for them for $10/hour

    Cons

    Pay is the worst around and they refuse to give employees raises.


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