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State of Hawaii Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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Linda Lingle
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Pros
  • "great people and great work life balance" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and opportunity at the state level" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and everyone is paid whether they work well or not" (in 2 reviews)

  • "lots of red tape and not much support" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Extremely relaxed work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Accountant III in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Accountant III in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment for people who don't want a stressful job.

    Cons

    Became very boring and limited opportunity to make more money

    Advice to Management

    Doing great


  2. "Systems Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, and important for society

    Cons

    low pay, not competitive with private sector. Benefits do not make up for low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Legislature needs to make salaries more competitive with private sector.

  3. "chemist"

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    Current Employee - Chemist in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Chemist in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people and great work life balance

    Cons

    the salary is pretty low but that is the current rate


  4. "Technical specialist"

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    Current Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable, enjoyable, technical, flexible, convenient

    Cons

    short staffed, lack of training, job growth

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    21 vacation days & 21 sick days

    Cons

    moves slower than a turtle


  6. "Office assistant Iii"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Basic easy monotonous work for a low wage, as expected.

    Cons

    If management decides they don’t like you within the first three months of hiring you, they will start a campaign of sabotage and lies to give you the worst valuation possible at the six-month review. All the while, noticing increased hostility from most of the coworkers and staff. I was naïve as I did not want to make waves. I thought it would eventually blow over if I can my head down I did my job. Nope. I stayed to the end until I was fired.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to work if you want to make a difference. Great benefits and opportunity at the state level.

    Cons

    Low pay and everyone is paid whether they work well or not. Not all are represented by unions. One could work for a supervisor that isn’t qualified.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in leaders with best practice background or experience.

  8. "Takes forever to get hired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Love working at the school.

    Cons

    Took them almost 3 months to get my first paycheck, The hiring process takes forever.


  9. "Office Assistant III"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Hawaii full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits with paid vacations and sick leaves. Medical, and dental benefits.

    Cons

    Need training program on how union or agencies work with proper way of everyday business.


  10. "DAGS JANITOR II"

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    Current Employee - Janitor II in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Janitor II in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union job, benefits, steady schedule, some job security, better pay than private sector. Great social aspect as well as making connections with important people.

    Cons

    Management, unreal expectations at times, number one person to blame for anything , no consideration of personal out of work life and safety

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, DAGS CSD administator


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